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Thursday, July 31st 2008, 9:59am

Confused re bottles feeds/weaning

Hello, hope everyone is well.

I'm looking for some advice as I keep hearing different approaches to reducing bottles / feeding times etc and I feel so confused. I was speaking with my sister yesterday (who has 2 kids, 5 and 2) and she was saying that at around 7 - 8 months she dropped a bottle to 3 a day so mealtimes looked like this:

milk - early morning
breaky - about an hour after milk
lunch - meal + pud (yoghurt or fruit)
milk - mid afternoon
dinner - meal + pud (yoghurt or fruit)
milk - at bedtime

However, I have one of the Annabel Karmel books which says babies up to 1 should still have 4 bottles a day, reduced amount of milk but still 4 bottles, 1 with breaky, 1 mid morn, lunch (no milk), 1 mid PM, dinner (no milk) and then 1 before bed.

Is there a right or wrong on this, any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Laura

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Thursday, July 31st 2008, 10:09am

Hi
I did the same as your sister... A stopped wanting his lunchtime bottle so was having 3 a day from about 7 months. That was 7am, 3pm an bedtime. We've since dropped the afternoon one too at about 10 months. Go with what she needs hunni, you'll find she may refuse one bottle every day for a few days so I'd stop it then.
My friends little boy is 20 months and still has 3 bottles a day, and drinks every one.


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Thursday, July 31st 2008, 10:28am

I was BFing so I just listened to DS.
I let him eat solids together with us and then let him decide how much and when he wanted his milk.
I am pretty sure that your little girl will tell you what she needs if you listen to her :)
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Monday, August 11th 2008, 8:54pm

Hi everyone

Thanks for all the advice, I have taken bits from here and there and adopted a schedule that Sophie seems to get on with. She is such an angel and finding food a lot of fun. I think I can get too hung up on what the 'professionals' say and should trusts my instincts more.

Take care
Laura xx

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2000-2006 3 missed m/c, PCOS, endo
Feb07 high-level NKCells found - start Prednisalone
Apr07 :BFP: I[zx076]Mr Shehata





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