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Dropping a bottle?

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EgonSpengler Thu 28-Jul-11 15:04:59

Hi there,

I was wondering if anyone could help...

My 10 month old DD has three 7 oz bottles of formula a day as well as snacks and her three meals. The first one is at 10 a.m., the second one at 3/4 p.m. and the last one is at 7 p.m. (bedtime). My HV has been saying that she'll eventually want to drop the 3/4 p.m. one.

My LO has recently started to nap around 3 p.m. - should I take this as a sign that she doesn't want it any more, or should I give it to her when she wakes up at 4? The only problem with that is that she's less likely to eat all her dinner at 5 p.m.



Timeoutofmind Thu 28-Jul-11 15:18:47

Why don't you try giving her a smaller bottle at 4pm and then drop the bottle when she is nearer 1yo because they need around 20oz up til they're 1yo.

EgonSpengler Thu 28-Jul-11 16:16:03

Brilliant! Thank you for that. Will try today.

Seona1973 Thu 28-Jul-11 16:19:37

alternatively you could give it slightly earlier e.g. 2.30pm so that you are not giving 2 bottle feeds and a meal in the space of 3 hours. Both mine had dropped to 2 feeds by 10 1/2 months.

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