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Moving from formula to cow's milk at 1 year

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tew Tue 26-Jul-05 12:33:48

How do I store the milk during the night for my dd? Do I have to go downstairs to get the fresh milk for her in the middle of the night or is there a cleverer way of doing this? Thx.

flamesparrow Tue 26-Jul-05 12:36:04

Is she still desperately needing the milk in the night?

In this weather, I'd say to keep it in the fridge.

Oooh, or you could use follow on milk for night feeds?

Never came across the problem... my DD is too much like me and wanted her nighttime sleep more than the feed.

compo Tue 26-Jul-05 12:36:40

no need to give milk in the night at this age

starlover Tue 26-Jul-05 12:36:41

well, tbh you aren't supposed to leave formula out all night either so i don't think it'd make a difference!

tiffini Tue 26-Jul-05 12:37:33

Agree, I say getting her to sleep through the night would be the thing to tackle.

flamesparrow Tue 26-Jul-05 12:38:24

Starlover... when DD was needing night feeds still we had the water ready, and then just chucked in the powder when she woke.

starlover Tue 26-Jul-05 12:39:23

oh yes... we do the same flamesparrow.
i was thinking (probably wrongly) that tew meant that she just left her dd with a bottle of milk...

flamesparrow Tue 26-Jul-05 12:40:26

Ahhh! I was wondering what you were doing for night feeds ... visions of you running up and down to the fridge with a screaming baby!

jessicaandbumpsmummy Tue 26-Jul-05 12:41:02

Jess still occasionally wakes for a night bottle, nut if we dream feed her at about 11 she seems ok.

On the nights she doesnt dream feed, we take a bottle of cows milk up when we go up and feed it to her - she's been fine!

starlover Tue 26-Jul-05 12:41:44

well we used to make bottles up and keep them in the fridge and just microwave them in the night.
because the formula ds was on would only mix with warm water.

so we changed formula! lol

flamesparrow Tue 26-Jul-05 12:45:30

Twiglett Tue 26-Jul-05 13:03:40

a 1 year old doesn't need milk in the middle of night

keep a bottle of water upstairs and give her that instead

tew Tue 26-Jul-05 14:01:29

You try telling that to my chicken pox ridden 11 month year old! Yes you're right, hoping in two months that she won't need a night feed (and doesn't often now), just was wondering on the rare nights that she does, what to do. But suppose it's up and down the stairs for me. Just trying to get my head round these things as I'm due with number two in Oct, and think I'm still in denial!

tew Tue 26-Jul-05 14:01:29

You try telling that to my chicken pox ridden 11 month year old! Yes you're right, hoping in two months that she won't need a night feed (and doesn't often now), just was wondering on the rare nights that she does, what to do. But suppose it's up and down the stairs for me. Just trying to get my head round these things as I'm due with number two in Oct, and think I'm still in denial!

sueanna Tue 26-Jul-05 14:29:14

If your 1year old really needs a milk feed at night, I would use follow on milk.
I used to keep a flask of warm water upstairs (the exact amount I needed for a bottle) and the powder in a dispenser and just mix it when required. I didn't really need to be too awake to do that which helped.
Is she really hungry at night? Maybe it's something else (too hot/cold/too much sleep during the day).

tew Tue 26-Jul-05 14:39:14

She was a great sleeper until 5 months old when she went to nursery for 3 days a week. Now the little monkey turns herself onto her front, and gets stuck, so wakes herself up rather confused.

Start maternity leave next week, so then will get strict with her!

jessicaandbumpsmummy Tue 26-Jul-05 14:46:52

all ican say Tew is you have more patience than me! Considering we are both about to drop and have young ones, i cant even be botheredto try and be strict over night feeds. If my baby wants it - she can have it!

Dream feed at 11 usually works for us, and she then sleeps through til 7, but i havent got the energy to be "training" her at the moment.... and will probabyl have even less when the baby is born, but oh well!!! She's my baby for now and I'm spoiling her rotten!

tew Tue 26-Jul-05 14:51:03

I know Jandbmummy, rather sad to think that they'll no longer be our baby! But can't face the thought of two children waking in the night, so am determined to crack it before Oct! There is no reason why she can't go through the night, was always a great sleeper, just got into bad habits I fear!
Last day at work tomorrow, thank goodness!

jessicaandbumpsmummy Tue 26-Jul-05 14:54:31

good on you..... you deserve a rest!

See how you get on and keep me posted - if it only takes a few nights for you, then i might consider it myself!

tew Tue 26-Jul-05 14:55:38

Will do, it's really worth the battle, and at our daughters' age, there is no reason why they should be waking - unless they're ill of course!

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