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Weaning/enough milk

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Jdubz1984 Sat 30-Apr-16 19:51:50

Hello, looking for some advice please.
My LB is 8 months today, I currently give him breakfast at 8ish with a smaller bottle of milk approx 5oz then lunch at midday with same amount in the bottle. He then has a 7oz bottle at 4pm then same again at 7.30ish then bed. How do I get the dinner feed in and should I be cutting more bottles down? He's good with his food but always has a bottle just after eating but doesn't always finish it hence the smaller amount. Any advice would be much appreciated for a first time mum who worries if my little one is getting enough or too much especially with his milk 😊

peasofcake Sat 30-Apr-16 19:55:35

Can't be much help as did it a bit differently, until he was weaned he had 4 bottles 7 / 11/ 3/ 7 and went to three once he was 'eating' three meals 3 bottles 7/2/7 once he was 1 went down to 2 at 7 and 7 and then at 13 months just bedtime. Don't be hasty to drop too much milk before 1 as then you run in to all sorts of vitamin trouble etc and milk is so handy when then are teething and refuse to eat food!!

dementedpixie Sat 30-Apr-16 19:56:28

You could try giving milk separate from food e.g. I used to give milk at 7am, 11am, 2.30/3pm, 7pm and then food at 8am, 12pm and 5pm. I gave water with the meals. A minimum of 20oz of milk is recommended from 6m to 1 year alongside meals

Jdubz1984 Sat 30-Apr-16 21:16:31

Thanks you've both been a big help. I give him water during/finished his meal but he cries and gets himself into such a state I give him his milk. I shall persevere lol.

Caterina99 Sun 01-May-16 01:01:52

At 8 months DS had similar to described above. 8oz at 7,11,3 and 7 (ish!). Once he got into a solid 3 meal pattern then I dropped a bottle as he was only taking half his milk and not eating loads.

He currently (10 months) has 8oz at 7, 1 and 7 and has breakfast at 8, lunch at 12 and tea at 5. With various snacks thrown in! He definitely increasd his solid food intake once he lost a bottle, but we are flexible and some days he still has 4 bottles.

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