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8.5 month old dropping feeds

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IpsyUpsyDaisyDo Sun 10-Mar-13 17:41:15

When does he have lunch? If lunch is at 11.30am you could start moving the 10.30am bottle forward and reducing it by 30ml every few days. At lunchtime gradually start replacing this bottle with water with the meal. You can increase the other bottles.
DD is 9m, has 3x 210ml bottles a day - 7.30am, 2.30pm & 6.30pm, with 3 meals at 8.15am, 11.30/12pm & 5pm

claudiebelle Sun 10-Mar-13 13:18:03

Thanks for the advice. I agree and thought the health visitor was perhaps a bit misguided with her information. The last few days he's successfully taken 6oz before his afternoon nap which brings him much nearer to 20oz. Perhaps it was a temporary thing! Thanks.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 10-Mar-13 09:11:18

Sorry 20floz not 29!

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 10-Mar-13 09:10:48

Agree he should be on 29floz a day between 6 and 12 months.

If you tell us his usual day, we'll see if we can tweak it for you smile

bobsnotabuilder Sat 09-Mar-13 10:02:58

Well they need to have around 20oz formula until 1 so I would try add one more bottle back in. Although cheese/yog etc all count but I doubt he'd be having 6oz worth of that a day.

DD has already dropped a bottle and almost 6m (weaned at 19 weeks) sop fine to drop them per se aslong as they still have the 20oz.

What is his schedule? May need to move a meal back or forwards or jiggle something around.

claudiebelle Fri 08-Mar-13 17:15:33

Forgot to say, he is a healthy weight.

claudiebelle Fri 08-Mar-13 17:13:36

My ds is 8.5mo and has been on 4 bottles at 7am 10.30am 2.30pm and 7pm with 3 smallish meals. For the past 2 days he has refused his mid morning and and mid afternoon feeds - so effectively down to 2 bottles a day, roughly 14oz. I spoke to health visitor and she wasn't at all concerned, but I though milk was supposed to be their main source of nutrition until 1? I have offered water instead, which he has a few sips of, should I offer him a snack too? So confusing!

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