Weaning stress!! How much is your baby having ?!(6 Posts)
Just had a "delightful" HV visit. Im on my second child and I always feel crap when I leave these weigh ins as I never know what is good.. or what is ideal on terms of feeding .
My 9 month old is down to about 4 or 5 milk feeds depending on the day. She is beginning to show interest in a spoon but is fine baby led at the moment.
How much milk is your LO having?. DD2 is on 5oz during the day and 6 or 7oz for the bedtime bottle. How much is your one having ? And are you feeding milk before or after meals?!
Any help or advice would be appreciated xx
Mine is almost 10 months...has 4 bottles a day and has about 5 oz per bottle so is averaging out 20oz ish per day.
He has 3 meals a day bit it's very hit and miss...some days he will eat all 3...other days he will eat lunch but not dinner etc. His appetite really goes up and down and he's very small (2.5 centile)
My son is 8 months on the 15th sept. he is down to 3 bottles in the day, 4oz in the morning, 4oz at 4pm and 6oz at 7.30pm. some days the 4pm bottle he only takes 2oz. I feed him before his food.
He is a very good eater. He has 3 meals a day, finishing the plate pretty much. I do a combination of puree (obvs thicker now) and finger food.
An example of what he eats:
B - Ready brek (20g - made with 3oz of formula) or 1 weetabix and half a banana.
L - A whole pouch, some yogurt or rice pudding or simular, some fruit or vegetables.
D - crumpet or toast or something similar with fruit or vegetables and some snack food like a rusk or rice cakes ect.
For context i was told by health visitor to drop his bottles down because he was eating 3 meals a day and he was still really suffering from being sick (or rather i was suffering with the amount of bibs and muslins lol). He was on about 28oz a day which they said was far too much.
I'll keep him like this until 9 months probably, then i will drop the morning bottle, then drop the 4pm bottle.
7.5 months and on 3 bottles a day because he absolutely loves his food (BLW but wolfs down everything he’s given).
He’s my third though and completely different to my first two. They were still on 4/5 bottles a day until 12 months when I switched to cups, and were much slower taking to food.
I just used to brush off the HV questions and just say ‘yes I’m happy with feeding, no issues thank you’. Older two are happy and healthy at 5 and 4.
What did the HV say? Mine (breastfed though) were still having quite a few feeds then. In fact my 11 month old has only dropped (or is offered expressed milk/cows milk in a cup and only has a bit) the daytime feeds this week despite eating and drinking pretty well generally, and only cos I'm back at work 4 days so milk is not on tap! DS1 we had to swap his milk for snacks, there was no way he was giving up bottles on his own and it is the same with DS2 even though they both enjoy food. In my experience the health visitor will always find something to complain about! DS2 hasn't been since 6 weeks for this reason.
At that age my DD was having 4 bottles a day of about 6/7oz and I remember clearly a very unhelpful conversation with the health visitor who said I should reduce this and when I asked how didn’t really give me solutions. My DD would cry for the bottles so I couldn’t just drop one as suggested; what I did was reduce the mid morning one by a couple of oz and give it with a snack then keep on going until she’s not bothered and just has the snack and the same with the afternoon one and kept the morning and bedtime ones. I noticed DD started eating a little more at lunch and dinner as I reduced the milk.
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