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Is there a growth spurt at 7 months
« on: March 21, 2013, 09:21:43 am »
Is there a growth spurt at 7 months. The last few days my LO wants a bottle every 3 hours, when i wait the 4 as usual she just cries and cries and she has been taking alot more of her bottle aswell.


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Re: Is there a growth spurt at 7 months
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2013, 05:24:52 am »
Not generally a growth spurt now but all LOs are different!   is she teething really badly?  My LO often wanted more bottles when her teeth were bad... comfort feeding for sure.



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Re: Is there a growth spurt at 7 months
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2013, 08:12:58 am »
Well her first 2 have cut through but they re not right through so it might well be that. Is it ok just to give her the extra then?


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Re: Is there a growth spurt at 7 months
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2013, 03:34:30 am »
Absolutely... I always thought of it like this: formula is a complete food, if she is only gonna want one thing, it's the best option :)



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Re: Is there a growth spurt at 7 months
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2013, 15:01:04 pm »
Well we have gone from one extreme to the next now she is take 3 of her bottles well but her second one she has only taken 3oz the last 3 days. She actually throws herself back and screams at me if i try to give her more  ???

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Re: Is there a growth spurt at 7 months
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2013, 05:34:01 am »
Silly kidlet keeping momma confused!  She is a bit young to drop to 3 bottles yet... does she still have a DF?  How is she with solids?



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Re: Is there a growth spurt at 7 months
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2013, 08:26:34 am »
No we stopped the DF as she was only taking 3oz she still STTN without it. She has 3 solid meals a day, shw would eat more but i don't like to give her too much so she will take her bottles which has been working until now x


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Re: Is there a growth spurt at 7 months
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 05:31:51 am »
Three meals a day is pretty ambitious for 7 months.. many LOs aren't ready for a third meal until closer to 9/10 months or their milk intake will suffer.. that could be your issue.

What does her day look like in terms of eating now?  Bottles when and how much?  and what and how much for solids?



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Re: Is there a growth spurt at 7 months
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2013, 08:09:58 am »
6:30 Wake up, 7:00 Bottle (7oz), 8:00 Breakfast porridge with fruit puree (2oz), 11:00 bottle (2-3oz), 12:00 lunch 1oz veg & 1oz meat, 15:00 bottle (3-4oz), 16:30 dinner 1oz veg & 1oz meat or pasta (we occasionaly miss dinner if we are out in which case i will give her a wee yoghurt), 18:30 bedtime bottle (7oz)


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Re: Is there a growth spurt at 7 months
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2013, 03:50:47 am »
Looks to me that the solids are interfering with milk intake hun.. it's not a large amount, but things like meat will keep her full for a while and she won't want the milk.  That said, she has a fantastic balance of foods!  Well done momma!

I would maybe just try shifting the milk around a bit... maybe reduce her first bottle to 5 ozs and see if she adds a bit to each of her mid day bottles...

We really do want to keep her up over 24 ozs still... if she won't have it with the two mid day bottles, we might be better to shift her to 3 bottles of 8 ozs each....



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Re: Is there a growth spurt at 7 months
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2013, 08:29:03 am »
Thanks honey, i'll try 5oz for a few days and see how it goes  :)


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Re: Is there a growth spurt at 7 months
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2013, 21:39:31 pm »
Sure - let me know :)



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Re: Is there a growth spurt at 7 months
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2013, 15:56:36 pm »
Hi,

Don't know if its too soon to tell but this is the 3rd day and she is still just taking 3-4oz of her 2nd and 3rd bottles?


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Re: Is there a growth spurt at 7 months
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2013, 02:06:45 am »
Hmm, at this age, I would expect a change fairly quickly...

I do wonder if she is better to move to 3 bottles of 8 ozs each... will she take an 8 oz bottle?



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Re: Is there a growth spurt at 7 months
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2013, 08:07:05 am »
She will take 8oz at BT and when she was about 5 months she took 8oz bottles all the time so i guess so if she is more hungry.

So if we got to 3 x 8oz bottles how do i do it?


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