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Anyone ff a 7/8 month old?

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EnglishGirlApproximately Thu 15-Nov-12 14:36:51

Ds is almost 8 months, started weaning at 6 with no problems. He is formula fed and still wanting milk throughout the day. After reading a thread here yesterday it became apparent that he is having too much formula (28oz) and by now should be down to around 20oz a day. Today I decided to do 3x7oz bottles and offer a snack mid morning and mid afternoon as well as meals.

He has seemed happy enough with what he;s had and isn't crying for milk so I think its ok but I have a few questions. What times do you offer meals, bottles and snacks? How many naps do you fit in?

I seem to have spent the whole day preparing food, a bottle or doing nap time! When am I supposed to do other stuff? I feel like I'm back to the days of feeding every 2 hours shock

PeazlyPops Thu 15-Nov-12 16:40:47

I know the thread you mean, I panicked and started a thread too!

DS is 7mo and having 35-40oz a day. Advice was to let him drop the feeds himself when he's ready. We're BLW so it's hard to see how much he's eating.

EnglishGirlApproximately Thu 15-Nov-12 17:04:43

Glad it wasn't just me! We do a combination of purses and finger food (mostly finger food) and he does eat quite a lot. He's 7.5o months and was 19lb 11oz last week on 50th centile so not overweight at all.

Is it me or are we all just making it up as we go along?

EnglishGirlApproximately Thu 15-Nov-12 17:05:20

*purees not purses!

GoldPlatedNineDoors Thu 15-Nov-12 17:07:38

Definetly a lot of blagging involved with parenting. at that age, dd had morning and night bottle (8oz each) plus a 4oz bottle before her am nap and a 4oz bottle before her pm nap. Just seemed right for her.

Now she is 11mo and has a 7oz at each morning and night bottle and at some point in the day will have 5oz. Plus a couple of oz on her breakfast cereal.

PeazlyPops Thu 15-Nov-12 17:11:47

english I think we are!

I couldn't bear to deny DS a bottle if he wants one! He doesn't realise that solids relieve hunger yet, but he'll get there I'm sure.

I console myself with the fact that you don't see many 30 year old still having 5 milk feeds a day!

EnglishGirlApproximately Thu 15-Nov-12 17:19:25

grin Ds starts at cm next week and I was hoping to be able to tell her our routine but it changes every couple of weeks at the moment. I just tend to go with the flow, feed when hungry, sleep when tired.

Must stop reading stuff on the internet smile

Figgygal Thu 15-Nov-12 20:30:36

Since 6mo my little one been on

Bottles at wake up, 11, 3 and bedtime, breakfast 8ish, lunch 1 and tea 6ish he was having all his milk.

He was born on 91st centile is now between 98th and 99th but he's very tall too. We gradually dropped his day bottles to 2x 4oz and he didn't look for it at all which surprised me. Your lo might not look for it either

ceeveebee Thu 15-Nov-12 22:47:04

At 8 mo my mix fed twins were roughly on this routine
7am wake and bf
8am breakfast
930-1030 nap
11am 4oz bottle
1230pm lunch
130-230 nap
3pm 4oz bottle
430pm tea
630pm 8oz bottle
7pm sleep hopefully!

Didn't start any snacks until I dropped the 11am bottle which was at about 10mo, when I stopped bf completely and gave them a bottle on waking instead

Only just dropped the 3pm bottle at 12 mo

Now I have to try and get them to drink milk out of beakers without throwing it all over the floor and each other!!

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