Did you stop formula cold turkey at 12 months?

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  1. MissMarpleFan

    MissMarpleFan Well-Known Member

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    My daughter’s birthday is next week and I still have an unopened large can of formula. I figure she’ll finish it and hopefully I won’t have to buy anymore. Her father is one of those people who drinks a lot of dairy milk, so I’m not too worried she’ll have digestive issues.

    Do you switch to all cows milk right away? Do you carry a cooler bag of milk bottles with you when you go out, or do you stick to solid food on outings?
     
  2. HLx

    HLx Mummy to Layla, George & Enzo <3

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    My older two was on cows milk from 12 months, and they only really had a big bottle a milk morning and night, sometimes afternoon before the naps, so I didn't take milk out with me, only their water or juice and whatever food I've made up for them that day
     
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    MissMarpleFan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your answer. While she loves solid food, particularly whatever I’m eating, she’s still drinking several bottles per day and meals are often on the small side. Maybe her doctor will tell me to try to take them away at her 12 month appointment next week. It would be nice not to carry bottles around!
     
  4. HLx

    HLx Mummy to Layla, George & Enzo <3

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    It's always nice to say goodbye to bottles! :haha: just keep to maybe a few bottles a day at home, if your out you could always take warm milk in a thermal flask? Kind of like an on the go cup of tea for your little one! I never done this because my two didn't drink that much milk at that point, I'm pretty sure it was around 3 full bottles of milk, not sure on the ounces or mls I just used to fill it to the top of cows milk and heat in microwave, their meals consisted of whatever I ate, baby friendly of course and if I felt they hadn't drank much milk that particular day, I'd give them a yoghurt or two for dessert, or some strips of cheese for a snack
     
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    Some of my friends weaned off by diluting the formula with milk until eventually they were just drinking milk. :)
     
  6. blueblue

    blueblue Finally a Rainbow

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    That's what I did with my DDs bottles too, it helped with the adjustment.

    I gradually reduced the bottles in the day as she ate more food x
     
  7. MissMarpleFan

    MissMarpleFan Well-Known Member

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    Saw the doctor today, she has grown a lot - jumped percentiles from 25th weight and BMI to 46th and 56th. Her doctor wasn’t concerned she doesn’t have much interest in milk in sippy cups, and says she’s obviously eating enough even though sometimes like today she’s only had two tiny meals (and one snack overload).
    So far she seems equally happy with formula vs whole milk, so long as it’s in the bottle.
     
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    Babybump87 Mummy to 2 Princess and 1 Prince

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    This is what I done .
     
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    Babybump87 Mummy to 2 Princess and 1 Prince

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    Glad she’s doing so well ! X
     
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    blueblue Finally a Rainbow

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    I'm glad she is doing so well! x
     
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    MissMarpleFan Well-Known Member

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    I will add that she is not generally finishing the cows milk bottles, so she might miss formula.

    Since she’s grown so well, I’m not going to worry about it right now! She’s also teething and has a cold.
     
  12. blueblue

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    Hope she is feeling better soon! x
     
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    I wanted to update the thread for any future worriers: two weeks in, and she is enjoying her cow milk just fine. No toddler formula here. I’ll have to work on reducing the amount of milk and increasing the food though.
     
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