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How many bottles and what quantity at 8 months?

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Whyismycatanasshat Sun 22-Sep-19 15:02:54

Hi! Can anyone advise me on how many bottles and what quantities my LO should be having.
I asked the health visitor and she said she’d get back to me; but she’s obviously quite busy with more significant stuff.

Currently on 4 bottles and about 6oz/7oz per bottle which I think is too much.

Thank you!

dementedpixie Sun 22-Sep-19 15:06:46

Mine was still on 4 at 8 months. Dropped to 3 around 9 months. A minimum of 20oz is recommended up to 1 year

dementedpixie Sun 22-Sep-19 15:07:43

How well are they taking solid foods?

Ohnoherewego62 Sun 22-Sep-19 15:11:08

Mines is 9 months and still taking 4 bottles. Lessening in ounces atm so she'll drip when ready. Eats really well so I dont care about the "norm". (I only say this as I've already had a few comments on thats a lot for her age)

Does your baby have 3 meals a day? I think you're fine to keep going as you are. Offer water if unsure or more food to see if hes hungry that way but I'm certain you'll know your baby better than anyone.

Whyismycatanasshat Sun 22-Sep-19 15:20:30

Thank you for all your reassurances; LO is doing ok on solids, but can be picky and has meals where very little is eaten!
A typical day is...
Weetabix or toast or a yogurt for breakfast.
11am bottle 6/7o
Small portion of what ever we’re having at lunch.
3pm bottle 6/7oz
Sandwich or pasta or pouch plus fruit or yogurt for tea
7pm bottle 6/7oz
11pm wakes for bottle 7oz without fail!

Just wondering if I should reduce to 6oz max during the day and see if she’ll reduce to 5/6oz three times a day and a 6oz+ at 11pm.
Does that sound ok for her?

Whyismycatanasshat Sun 22-Sep-19 15:21:09

She also drinks water with meals and sips throughout the day.

MrsXx4 Sun 22-Sep-19 15:35:33

Mine is 9 months and still on 4 bottles of 6oz a day.

He has a bottle at 7am.

Porridge and another bottle at 10am.

He then has a cheese or ham wrap or similar with some fruit at about 2pm and another 6oz bottle.

Then dinner at 5-5.30 he has a little bit of whatever we are having as we eat quite sensibly throughout the week, plenty of veg etc and he has a yoghurt for dessert.

6.30pm in bed and he has his last bottle.

He hasn’t woken for a night feed since he was about 4 months, this is the routine he has taken to for quite a while now but he is now teething so not sure what will change!

dementedpixie Sun 22-Sep-19 15:35:51

Yeah sounds ok. Its just trial and error really

moonlight1705 Sun 22-Sep-19 16:44:02

Mine is nearly 8 months and has 5 a day but they are anywhere between 4-7oz throughout the day. She gets hungrier in the afternoon so do more then.

6.30am 4oz
9.00am Weetabix or porridge made with 4oz and the remaining 3oz to drink.
12pm lunch with water and perhaps a 4oz
3pm snack with 6oz
6pm final 7oz bottle.

Grimbles Wed 25-Sep-19 09:10:19

My DD is 8 months.

She has 1 x 8/9oz first thing
Weetabix made with 4oz
A 4oz cup with lunch
9oz before bed, (although she doesn't always drink all of this one)

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