My DD is nearly 9mo & is still enjoying 4 milk feeds as well as 3 solid meals a day. When I got her weighed today the HV said that I should drop her afternoon milk now and look to drop her lunchtime milk very soon too, in a manner which suggested I really should have done this already...?
The HV I spoke to last month seemed happy that as I was increasing the amounts of solids, she was decreasing the amount of milk she was taking and I had planned to continue doing that until the daytime milk feeds got so short they weren't worth starting - any thoughts?
my ds dropped to 3 feeds around 9 1/2 months at his instigation. He then dropped the other daytime feed around 10 1/2 months (leaving a feed in the am and pm). I didnt have to do anything as he lost interest in the milk himself. They still needs a minimum of 20oz up till 1 year so if your lo is slowly cutting down her feeds as the solids increase then I would just follow her cues.
My 9-month-old still has four milk feeds a day, but as I'm breastfeeding I assume he's just taking a bit less each feed as he needs less. I don't really want to drop one - they break up the day quite nicely and comfort him when he's starting to get bored and ansty from a couple of hours of sitting and playing!
our routine was pretty much the same as Rhian82's, but the late morning & afternoon milk feeds have been getting shorter & later until last saturday when we skipped the afternoon feed, then today I moved the late morning milk to be after lunch.... all seems to be going ok so far although my boobs are a little confused
We have same routine as Rhian82. My ds is 11 months and I want to start dropping his bottles. He's taking 5oz mid-morning and mid-afternoon so I guess I swap the bottle for some water and a snack, right? I'm worried that I'll reduce his fluid levels (he'll never drink that much water) and reduce his nutrition (the formula is so full of goodies). I'm also struggling to think of a snack that he will eat properly. Rice cakes and bread sticks etc. he just plays with and spits out. Cheese is the only thing he eats properly but I can't give him that with every meal and every snack!
I started weaning ds1 just before the 6 month mark, and he dropped his milk feeds very quickly. He ate so much solids that he just wasn't interested in milk anymore and by 9 months, was only having about 14oz a day split into 2 feeds. Ds2 will be 6 months next week and I have started weaning, but at the moment, it seems he needs the milk to calm him before he has the solids, think it's because I can't get purees into him quick enough iyswim?
I kept milks and solids completely different with ds1, he never had both together, but ds2 is having milk along side breakfast and dinner (not started lunch yet)
My ds1 will be 2 next week and has only recently started eating 'wet' food. It has always been dry pasta, but in the past 6 months, he has started eating it with sauce etc. I think you just have to re-offer the things they don't seem to like every now and again. They're taste buds apparently change the most in the first 2 years.