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Sunday, February 3rd 2008, 6:58pm

milk intake at nearly 6 months

:headacheHi all

Well lately my little boy has stopped drinking his milk.... he used to have 6oz x 5 a day ( one a dream feed )
He's been on solids and enjoying food for about a month now. Lately he's gone and won't drink more than a couple of ounces a bottle. He had 5oz earlier with a bigger teat and thought we'd cracked it but nope... next bottle nothing.


Anyone haveany advise at all... he did this three weeks ago so we stopped food to just give him milk but again...he didn't drink much. Last night he went from 4pm to 7.30 this morning in a couple of ounces

Is he just not hungry? Or shoudl I try a different brand etc. I'm starting to get worried about him now . So far today he's had about 9oz plus 2 small meals. My HV said he should be on 3 meals by now but I feel he's not ready for this ( ried it once which seemed to start this milk drop )

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Sunday, February 3rd 2008, 7:07pm

RE: milk intake at nearly 6 months

Can you try up his milk intake with cheese and yoghurts?

oes he have any of his meals made up with milk?




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Sunday, February 3rd 2008, 8:43pm

You can include milk in food as part of his daily intake. How much is he eating? At this age food is really about getting used to different flavours and textures, most of his nutrition. Your HVs advice is out of date, she ought to be advising nothing but milk until 6 months old.





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Sunday, February 3rd 2008, 8:50pm

I posted reply on new parents thread

Now i have read his It is spot on for what I went through with J. I was adviced to wean erly as he was always seeming hungry and did go off milk. I gave solids for 2 weeks it made no difference and I went back to Just Milk and did not re try till over 6mths. It seems it was a phase and tryingto wean early just caused him to want less milk

Do you fancy trying a Milk only day to see how it pans out????

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Sunday, February 3rd 2008, 10:17pm

If you think that'll help I'll definately do it...we tried a milk only day about 3 weeks ago and he wasn't interested much, although obviously drank more.
I've been going back to baby rice with a little puree just to be able to add the milk in.
Does anyone use those Annabel Karmel ice cube trays, you get a red and a green one in a pack...he has one cube lunch time. And one cube tea time with a bit of rusk( if it's pear/apple ).
If he's pants with his bottle I'll give him a petite filous thing cos it's got cacium in it but that seems a cop out.
I'm off to the clinic Tuesday to have it out with her X(

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Sunday, February 3rd 2008, 10:49pm

All you can do is try hun,
At least you an opinon on both ways for when you go to clinic (milk only & Milk & Food).
If he's sleeping through then I wouldnt worry about it, both mine had dropped this by 12 weeks. He is at an age where he could gain his intake through the day
What size teat do you use??? Try a 4, its larger, takes less sucking to consume the bottle.
I know 6mts is weening age and A is nearly there, but there Tummys are so ikle,
That any Food (yogi/rice) is so much thicker and Filling then nice milky.

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Monday, February 4th 2008, 7:52am

Will do hun

We moved to a 3 teat yesterday, he always seemed to struggle with it but now he's had a few ounces before he realises :P :snigger:
Trying milk only today - my MIL offered to come help me out today after I chatted about him not drinking oh and not going ot bed till 10... bless her - she never does that

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Monday, February 4th 2008, 9:10am

You mention petite filous but I think they have added sugar. Ever since my DS was about this age, I have had at least one pot of Greek style natural yoghurt in the fridge at any one time. No added sugar, and I just add fruit (or fruit puree) as required. It is an essential part of baby food!!
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Monday, February 4th 2008, 9:25am

I cut a big hole in Z's teats... It is about 2mm x 1 mm
He never drinks if he has to work for it... he just stops...
With the big holes he will just down whatever in one go!

You can heat up a needle and just burn whatever size hole you want
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Monday, February 4th 2008, 9:44am

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Originally posted by Limpet
You mention petite filous but I think they have added sugar. Ever since my DS was about this age, I have had at least one pot of Greek style natural yoghurt in the fridge at any one time. No added sugar, and I just add fruit (or fruit puree) as required. It is an essential part of baby food!!


The P/filous yogis I used but then i noticed in the ingrediants something like Zacantham Gum - No idea what it is but i thought there not as baby friendly as i thought.
I am going to move to greek style yogi and fruit - cheaper and you can swop what you put in.

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Monday, February 4th 2008, 9:50am

I think they are sweetened with fruit juice which just means that they are still sweetened with sugars...
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Monday, February 4th 2008, 11:41am

My Hv receommended the petit filous ladies.
Are there any that are good for him? Or just plain natural with my own purees?

He's had 2oz today...woke at 9.10 and back in bed now..absolutely refusing to drink. He'll have a shock when there's nop lunch but milk on offer :innocent:


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Monday, February 4th 2008, 1:45pm

Hi caz,
It was my H/V who recommended the to me - but i think natural yog and fruit is better.
How was he at lunch???
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Monday, February 4th 2008, 3:31pm

Well.... he had 3oz when he woke at 12.. very whingy and crying though. Thought oh sod it so made him up some very runny yucky porridge stuff with 2oz of milk and he reluctantly ate it. Cried though so possibly teeth today - who knows.
Went to Tesco and bought stuff to make a cheese sauce ( which I've done ) ...used 8oz of milk plus cheese so he'll be having that for the next few days. ALso bought a little training cup that he could possibly hold himself ( it's weeny ) so hoping he'll take some water.

Going tomorrow to clinic to see what she has to say. Think MIL is coming with me too :8o:

I've been reading on the net and my instinct tells me he loves the food so much the milk is crappy in comparison.


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Monday, February 4th 2008, 9:26pm

There are a lot of yogurty type things that are marketed for children with all kinds of cr*p in them. Muller little stars are better than petit filou but they all have sugar. I did what Cchilli does and just mix fruit with natural yogurt. However, I have just found Little Rachels which are organic yogurt with organi fruit puree, nothing else.





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Monday, February 4th 2008, 10:04pm

I saw the Little Rachels today.... I'll get those next.
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Monday, February 4th 2008, 10:08pm

Boys had them today YUMMY and I can say 1 for J 1 for mummy & 1 for M 1 for mummy Twice as nice whoops3
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Monday, February 4th 2008, 10:18pm

We use the little rachels too, also the yeo valley organic ones( friut tumbles i think???) are quite nice and not as sweet as petite filous





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Monday, February 4th 2008, 11:59pm

Who stocks the Little Rachels?Ive looked in Asda and Morrisons,and neither seem to sell them?Ive been using Organix range of fruit purees,A will only suck on fruit and then spits it out! :rolleyes:

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Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 8:07am

Tesco has them Shelly. But as they are only fruit puree and yogurt, they are easy to amke yourself. Unless you are lazy like me! We add yogurt to the organix fruit purees too.





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Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 9:52am

Asda by me do them,

M consultant recommended Fruit Puras and there on offer at the mo.
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