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Your DCs morning bottle / breakfast routine

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GoldPlatedNineDoors Sun 25-Nov-12 12:46:45

What is it?

DD is 11 months and had previously had a 7oz bottle on waking (anytime between 6-7am) and then breakfast at 8am (weetabix with milk and or toast).

The last week she has slowly reduced her breakfast intake, whilst still drinking all the milk. I really don't know whether I should drop her morning milk, reduce it, or what. When does a morning bottle stop?

She doesn't have any milk in the night, has her last bottle at 6.30pm and sleep through. She has Lunch at 12 and Dinner at 4 and bits of fruit and snacks through the day.

GoldPlatedNineDoors Sun 25-Nov-12 12:47:57

Sorry, posted too soon. Today she didn't eat any breakfast, had her bottle at 6.30am, and then was hungry and had milk at 10am. She then didn't want her lunch. Should I stop all milk drinks during the day too?

GoldPlatedNineDoors Sun 25-Nov-12 13:37:28


FredFredGeorge Sun 25-Nov-12 15:01:01

DD is now 18 months, but at that time. She'd wake about 7am, she'd often, but not always get a breast feed then. We'd potter about playing and probably around 8:15 or so when DP gets up she has breakfast with her. I don't eat breakfast so I always waited until she asked or it got to the normal time - not completely sure when she started asking but certainly by 13 months she was deciding when we have breakfast if DP wasn't there eating hers.

By 11 months she'd almost completely stopped daytime milk though (EBF), so I'm not sure how much to suggest on that.

GoldPlatedNineDoors Sun 25-Nov-12 17:19:52

Think im definetly going to stop daytime milk and will use some of her formula on her cereal and offer her the rest afterwards. Then just do a bedtime.bottle.

Might repost on sleep and see about what to do about when she wakes at six - do I get her up....leave her cry.... Hmmmm!

llamallama Sun 25-Nov-12 17:30:46

My DD is 13 months. She hasn't had milk during the day since about 10 months.

She wakes at 6am, has beaker of cows milk (we gradually introduced cows milk after 12 months, was breastfeeding prior to this) then breakfast at 7. Lunch 12. Tea at 5. Snacks in between and beaker of cows milk before bed at 6.45/7pm ish. Sleeps through so nothing in night. (Only since night weaning at 12 months though!)

I wish she would wake later than 6, but I figured this is her for now and I'm just glad it's not 5.30!

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