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poor milk drinker dropping lunchtime feed.

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frootloop Fri 22-Aug-08 17:14:31

ive been weaning ds(6m) for about 3/4 weeks now and he has started refusing his 2pm bottle.

my problem is is that he has never been a good milk drinker and he is only on 20oz a day. if he drops his lunchtime bottle he will only be on 15oz a day and the recommendation is a minimum of 18oz a day until 1yr.

am i worrying about nothing or should i make one of his meals baby rice made with formula to make sure he gets his milk, i asked the HV but she was useless.

does anyone have any advice?

cheesychips Fri 22-Aug-08 17:33:25

His intake can include milk in food. Does he eat cereal yoghurts etc

frootloop Fri 22-Aug-08 18:40:45

i thought the 18oz until 1yr meant formula or breast milk?

i havn't given youghurt yet, im following annabel karmel as i have no clue about weaning.

Dalrymps Fri 22-Aug-08 18:51:57

It does count if in his food. I am under a dietician at the moment for ds as he is a slow eight gainer and not too bothered about milk, also quite fussy with food. She advised to give the following made with his formula

baby rice/cereal
mashed potato
cheese sauces
fish poached in his milk
cheese sauces
rice pudding

So maybe if he'll only take 15 oz just try to give him food like that 3 times a day along side whatever else he has. For example Baby rice with fruit, mash potato and veg etc

cheesychips Fri 22-Aug-08 23:11:23

My DS has weetabix with about 4oz of milk, so you can make it up that way.

frootloop Sat 23-Aug-08 07:55:55

ta muchly everyone, i'll write these ideas in my recipe book.

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