diet and bottles for a one year old?(11 Posts)
Saw hv today for dd's 9-12 month development check (she's 11 months) and dd is on the 98th percentile. Advice was to cut down from 3-4 bottles a day to 2 and maybe introduce cows milk.
Anyway tried cows milk just now and dd rejected that so did a formula feed as usual. I'm now a little confused about whether she's on the right diet and feeding schedule.
Here's an example day:
6am-one wheatabix and banana
11am-rice cakes, yoghurt, fruit and organic puffs
3pm- crackers, fruit or similar
5pm-family meal (eg shepards pie)
6.30-bottle & bed
She naps after the morning bottle and/or the afternoon one. She goes to sleep while being fed at the bedtime bottle. Hv also advised to brush teeth after bedtime bottle but tbh in loathed to change that routine as she sleeps well like this!
Where am I going wrong/ what does your 10-12 month old have?
Has she always been on the 98tg percentile.. My understanding is as long as they stay on their percentile they are fine!
Also is she moving yet?? My son went from 50tg to 75th when he was weaned but before he was moving.
I can't remember exact amounts but if you are worries you could cut down on milk during the day?? K
Where is she height-wise? If she's also high up the centiles for weight then it doesn't matter.
But all the same, from 12mo I think they only need about half a pint of milk a day so you might want to be heading towards that. Maybe edge towards 2-3 bottles and more of a proper lunch with protein in place of snacky meals?
No she's not walking yet, crushing the furniture though!
She's quite tall, not sure what height but certainly not small for her age!
Good idea about lunch, I will give her something more substantial thank you
I would give bigger meals, smaller milk bottles and more water if she is now 1 year.
Also i would move everything forward an hour so your not up feeding breakfast at 6am! ( that's mad!)
7am -6oz milk formula
8am - weetabix and banana. Water to drink
10.30am - cows milk in cup with small snack
12.30pm -lunch , actual lunch. Water
3.30pm - cows milk in cup and snack
6pm - dinner
7pm -6oz milk formula
Bed an hour later, with dinner an hour later, should encourage her sleeping an hr later in the morning
Like Highlove I think his meals look to be on the snacky side. I'd swap the 11am and 3pm meal for a proper lunch at 12, and put him down for a nap after lunch without the bottle.
Thanks all. Great looking routine artanko will give that a go!
My DD is just a year and has been breastfed, at about 9/10months my HV said she only needed 3 milk feeds per 24hours to ensure she gets enough solids. I stopped her daytime and nighttime feeds and she just had morning and evening and she didn't even notice but it meant she ate lunch properly(she had been just throwing it on the floor then filling up on milk later). At 11months she dropped the morning breastfeed. I have now changed from feeding her in her sleeping bag before bed to feeding her after dinner, before I brush her teeth and get her ready for bed. In the next month am going to swap breastfeed for bottle of cows milk and then change it to a cup of milk soon after and drop the bottle.
I think moving to a more substantial lunch is a good idea and making sure you are only making up a bottle on demand and not just because you normally give her one then. Make a plan of what you want to change then phase it in one thing at a time.
It's not uncommon to reject the switch over to cow's milk. You need to do it slowly mixing first 1oz cow's to the formula, then two, three, etc slowly. They don't notice it then. We also added the cow's cold to the warm formula so DD got used to a cooler, then cold drink to save the hassle of always warming it. 2 bottles is the norm at 12mo I believe, it's what we did.
I second what a PP said about what percentile their length/height is. It's all about proportion IMO.
I'd also move breakfast an hour later, and swap the large late morning snack for a proper lunch at 12.
Thanks everyone. I have a new routine planned out with 3 meals, 2 bottles and 2 small snacks. She's got a horrible cold at the moment so I'm just waiting for that to pass them I will give it a go. I think I'll stick to formula in a bottle but offer cows milk in a cup with snacks, it might even make the switch from bottle to cup easier (hopefully)! When she's been on the new routine for a while I will try cutting out the morning bottle too.
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