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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:54 AM
How do I get my just turned 11 mth old dd to eat more solids and less milk, she is on the small side at just hitting 7 kgs the other day! But I feel she should be having more solids less milk by now, my son was bf till 14 mths (nearly 3 now) so I have no idea really what I'm doing with formula lol! She is having 1 200 ml bottle over night and sometimes another 100 ml bottle too! In day she is having at least 4 bottles! I've tried not giving the bottle but she just doesn't eat and will want milk, she is a good eater as in variety etc!
Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:36 AM
Could you switch some of the day bottles to a straw cup or a normal cup? She'd probably drink less that way and be more hungry.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:43 AM
My son is 11 months old ( yesterday) & we are in the process of cutting back the bottles & also introducing cows milk as a drink ( mixed with formula so he still gets the Iron he needs). He is a FF baby.
He has 3 x 120 mls bottle a day & still one overnight.
Currently I'm trying to give one bottle a day in a Straw bottle, usually his afternoon bottle, with a snack ( cruskit, fruit, etc). I'm also making up 90ml of formula & adding 30 of cows milk, he seems to like the taste.
I'm also reducing the amount of the night bottle as I want this gone by Christmas!!
What sort of things is bub eating?? My sons favs are:
Vegemite on toast
Veggie fritters ( grated zuch/carrot/pot/cheese & egg)
Strawberries, watermelon, nectarines, kiwi
Cruskits with hommus or avocado
Is she allowed to feed herself?? It takes a while ( half hr at least for lunch) and is messy but I find DS loves this way of eating. He has finger food a lunch & spoon food for dinner. She won't stave herself. Offer food first & maybe instead of the bottle give her yoghurt or custard.
Sorry for the waffle, hope you get some ideas to try.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:50 PM
Thanks I hadn't thought to change bottle or a cup!
She eats anything and everything, she just also wants a lot of milk, last night she had 210 Mls of a 250 ml bottle before bed then at 11:30 pm she had 200mls guzzles it, at 3:30 am she had the few Mls left in previous bottle with 170 of water( so basically water) drank all but 20 Mls, 5:15 rest of what was left, awake at 6:45, one weetbix with cows milk at 7, 10 , handful of blueberries and rock melon, 100 Mls of formula ( from 200) fallen asleep so no lunch yet! But at a guess she will have a Vegemite sandwich when wakes, then 100 Mls formula, then perhaps ricks cake or cruskit, then another 100 ml bottle, dinner and 250 Mls formula then who knows what over night brings, just seems like too much milk is going in over night and then in day i can't get more in son she isn't havig it at night and it seems too much, but like j said she small at only just hitting 7 kgs
Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:06 PM
I don't have any ideas other than only offer food at meal times and otherwise switch to a cup. But as an aside, if your baby doean't finish a bottle of formula you really should discard the remainder! It sounds like you're making a bottle at 11:30, adding water to the dregs at 3 and then giving her the rest of those dregs at 5? So there's watered down formula drunk several times sitting at room temperature for 6 hours? That's a bacterial soup of gastro waiting to happen right there! Why not use three bottles overnight? Give her a clean bottle each time? Especially if the last two are just water!
Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:35 AM
Are you offering solids first then milk an hour or so later? My DD prefers milk too so I've had to make sure it isn't offered until later. She tends to eat more now that I have done this ...
She is currently waking 2-3 times a night for bottles. I remember my older kids doing this as well at this age and they were huge eaters so it made no difference.
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