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Offline lyssie28

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When do I stop formula?
« on: October 31, 2013, 09:39:24 am »
Hi my dd is only 7 months so I know her formula is her main diet now.  She also has 3 meals of pureed food a day after her milk.  I was just wondering when do I stop giving her formula and just give her cows milk as a drink with her meal? At the minute she takes most of her bottle in one go and then, if there is any left, I keep the bottle next to her and if she's got any left she will just pick the bottle up herself when she wants the rest. 

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Re: When do I stop formula?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2013, 09:46:10 am »
It's formula or BM until they are 1 and they should be taking between 20-24 oz until then.

I used cows milk in cooking from about 8 months as I BF and couldn't be bothered expressing and it was fine.





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Re: When do I stop formula?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2013, 11:20:18 am »
I FF until just before DD's first birthday.  I was running low on formula so rather than buying more I made the switch.  I started doing half and half bottles of formula and milk and then just milk and she was absolutely fine with it.  She was having 3 bottles a day at that point, and by about 18 months it became 2 sippy cups (she still drains a sippy of milk just like she used to with a bottle)
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Re: When do I stop formula?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2013, 13:41:02 pm »
Ok so if I ff until at least 1 and then make the switch.  I always worry that she should be taking more solids now but I see she's ok :)

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Re: When do I stop formula?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2013, 13:57:45 pm »
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Yes solids until 1 is just for fun!! 

Milk does reduce a bit round 8-9 months but keep to at least 20 oz until one.

What volume of solids is she taking?  Is she taking finger foods yet?





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Re: When do I stop formula?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2013, 13:59:10 pm »
we stopped formula once the boys turned 1 ;D


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Re: When do I stop formula?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2013, 14:06:58 pm »
I always wait until at least an hour after her bottle and it just depends how hungry she is for the solids.  Generally she can take between 5-15 tsp (about half a jar) sometimes more depending on how long ago her milk was.  She hasn't had many finger foods but I have been giving her little bits over the past few days because she kept trying to take my food and I read if they do that they might be ready to try some.  She has only had bits of rusk and I now give her a little bit of my toast in the morning.  She doesn't really swallow anything though, just plays and put it in and out of her mouth.

I think at the minute she is taking almost 30oz of milk plus her solids.

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Re: When do I stop formula?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2013, 15:51:17 pm »
She's doing great!!

At this age I started doing a lot more finger foods so toast and pancakes, broccoli etc. you're right in that they don't take a lot in initially but it good practice for sure.