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« on: September 30, 2005, 01:49:39 am »
My dd is 10.5 months old. We are on 4 hour easy and she has a bottle at 7am, 11am, 3pm and 7pm.  She eats solids at 8:30am, 12:30pm and 5pm. Lately she seems to be eating WAY less formula and at the 11am feeding especially. Sometimes only 1.5oz when she used to eat 3-4oz. (But still drinks 7 or 8 oz at her 7pm bedtime bottle) I was wondering when babies drop a bottle feeding? I know she is probably filling up on solids so this is why she is drinking less, but I want to know when I should stop offering her the 11am bottle.
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2005, 01:54:22 am »
It is perfectly ok to drop now.  Does she take a sippy or cup?  I give Zoe lunch with the sippy at 11 and a snack at 3 with the sippy.

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...wanted to add...you may notice a drop in formula but if they are good solid eaters they will eat until full so they sustain themselves.  :D
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2005, 01:59:19 am »
She will drink from the sippy cup, but gulps and ends up choking on the liquid (I put water in it). She will only drink from a sippy with a soft spout, not the hard ones. When you say you give a snack at 3, do you mean a liquid snack instead of the bottle? Would you mind posting your feeding schedule? Thanks!

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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2005, 02:33:38 am »
Does she take milk from the sippy?

Here's our feeding schedule (all sippys are with formula - we use a straw cup):

7:00 AM - bottle of formula (4-6oz)
8:00 AM - solids(all finger foods....if she wakes at 7:30 on the days I don't work, I give her the sippy with her solids all at one time, this is the goal)
11:00 - Lunch...all solids, finger foods.....sippy(usually only takes an ounce or two...loves her food)
3-3:30.  Snack with sippy, usually an ounce or two
5-5:30  Dinner with the sippy
6:30 Bottle (9oz)

Overall...she gets about 15-20oz of formula a day. Not a whole lot but the ped was ok with it.  I don't feed her any purees anymore (haven't for 2-3 weeks) as she won't take it.  So maybe "real" solids fill her up more....

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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2005, 03:11:54 am »
No she will not take formula from the sippy. I have tried. Also I am curious what finger foods are you giving her? Right now all she will eat are cheerios and grilled cheese sandwich and soft fruit. She is still on jar baby food too.  She is a picky eater.

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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2005, 03:34:44 am »
I would try and work on her taking her milk from the sippy or cup. Normally when you drop a feeding it's combing it with the solids meal so she doesn't loose all of the ounces.  :D

I do believe that Zoe is not the norm with being on all solids and not purees so please don't feel that you need to be up to that speed  :D

These are the foods (that I can think of) so far:

Fruits:  banana, blueberries, raspberries, muskmelon, apple, peaches, nectarines, kiwis, pears
Vegetable:  beans, peas, broccoli, corn, carrots, spinach, potatoes, celery (I'm sure she'd eat sweet potato and squash, but i don't buy it :oops: )
Meats:  fish(salmon and white), eggs, hamburger, turkey, ham, chicken
Breads:  toast, cheerios, crackers, pastas, waffles, gerber puffs for emergencies  :wink:
Dairy:  cottage cheese, regular cheese (colby,monterey jack, etc.)
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2005, 03:52:09 am »
thanks!!!  :D

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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2005, 03:54:12 am »
Noelle,

Does Zoe try to play with the straw?

We have taken the sippy cup away from my 3 yr old so I have him drinking out of the disposable cups because I really don't like the other straw cups available by playtex and gerber because they always leak in my bag or fridge. Chris the 12 month old wants the straw cups too but he pulls the straw out after a few sips and then plays with the straw and tries to get the milk or water to come out of the cup. I was thinking it would be great if he would just drink from a straw cup now.

I'm just curious what Zoe does with her straw cup?

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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2005, 15:12:46 pm »
Hi Minerva...
The only playing she does with the straw is maybe in her mouth  :lol:   I use the Munchkin brand...and the straw can't come out/doesn't move (though it is flexible)..does that make sense?  I'm thinking you're using a different type maybe?  :D
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2005, 01:20:07 am »
Hi, there.  Sorry to butt in, but just wondering how you serve the cheese?  Small cubes or flat pieces?  TIA

Oh, and is it supposed to be the lunch hour bottle that you drop first?  I had planned to drop the one before dinner.
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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2005, 01:40:03 am »
You're not butting in  :D

I serve the cheese half way inbetween chunks and slices..not quite thin but not quite too chunky  :D

There's really not right or wrong on which bottle to drop first.  I think dropping the one right before dinner is fine too.  I would just replace it with a snack and the sippy or cup  :D
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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2005, 02:29:26 am »
Hi EasyMom,
My DS is 10 mos, and we just dropped from 4 to 3 bottles yesterday, so I was so glad to read this thread to get some info! 

Our schedule now is
7 - bottle (he takes about 5 or 6 oz)
8 - breakfast (cereal with fruit, cheerios, sippy of water)
11 - lunch (fruit or yogurt, waffle?, sippy of water)
1 - bottle (5 or 6 oz)
3 - snack (cheerios and sippy)
5 - dinner (veggies, meat, sippy of water)
7 - bottle (7 oz)

He really hasn't increased the number of oz in each bottle since I dropped to 3.  Will it take some time for him to increase?

Also, does anyone know why a bottle is offered first thing in the morning instead of breakfast?
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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2005, 02:43:28 am »
Hi Sheila...
You may not see an increase in the formula.  As they get older they transition from getting the calories/nutrition from the solids vs the formula  :D

Also...as far as the first bottle in the AM before breakfast..my opinion is that most babies take the first and last bottle better than the middle two and this way it is sort of a "guarantee" that they are going to get the formula/bm  :D
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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2005, 21:41:25 pm »
Thanks Noelle!  We'll keep at the 3 bottles and see how the next few days go.  Cross your fingers...   :)
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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2005, 23:14:12 pm »
sheila,
did you change the times of all your other bottles when you went from 4 to 3. Can you also list your nap times.
Thanks!