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Offline vancouverbabies

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Change the routine at 9 months?
« on: January 21, 2012, 05:07:06 am »
Hi there, I'm one of those moms who can't recall what the heck I did with my first two daughters when it came to solids/formula in the first year.
My son is just shy of 9 months. We do the following:
08 Bottle (7 oz)
930 Breakfast
12:30 Bottle (7 oz)
1:00 Lunch
4:00 Bottle (7 oz)
5:30 Dinner
6:45 Bottle (7 oz)
Bed!
Now he is a very long and heavy baby, basically on the 95th percentile for both, so I know he has a big appetite. I would kind of like to cut down this formula intake and up his solids, even though he does actually eat large amounts at meals too, and a good variety. My questions are: Should I cut a bit of what I offer, like a few ounces a day to wean him a bit? Or let him lead the way? I recall that my daughters dropped their bottles themselves, first the one before lunch, then the afternoon, until they only had morning and evening bottles and I was able to wean the bottle at 11 months. Is 28 oz of formula a bit much? Thanks!

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Re: Change the routine at 9 months?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2012, 07:59:34 am »
At this age it is common to swap solids/milk timings and start to notice a drop in the amount of milk taken over 4 feeds, between 9-10 months a milk feed is usually dropped.

Have you tried offering solids before milk?tis would leave your day a little like this...
8am Breakfast and offer water
9.00 bottle
10.30 optional snack
12 lunch and offer water
1.00 bottle
3 optional snack
5 dinner
6.30 bottle and bed!

Have a look at these stickies too :)
http://babywhispererforums.com/index.php?topic=57306.0
http://babywhispererforums.com/index.php?topic=57483.0

Sorry I am not sure about volumes at this age with bottles and my LO was mainly BF but milk is certainly still the most important source of nutrients at this age - until 1 yr.
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