How long in between feeds when weaning

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  1. Mrs Doddy

    Mrs Doddy 1 pink 1 blue

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    Jess isn't taking much milk god knows why I've tried everything, I'm talking 3/4oz a feed so weaning is evermore important, I give her milk and leave it 45mins then give her purée / solids

    How often should I give milk as she isn't taking much every 3 hours or is this too often as I'm giving her food too?
     
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    Omar wasn't a big drinker so I used to leave a gap of 1.5- 2 hrs between solids & milk feeds. He was on 3 bottles at 6.5 months when we started weaning & he was taking 15-18 oz. At 6+ your LO needs 18-21 oz with 3 solids. Milk in solids count as part of his intake. you can offer him more dairy like yoghurt & cheese to increase his calcium intake xx
     
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    I meant "her" not him, sorry on my phone:dohh:
     
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    I forgot to add that we switched to follow on at 7.5 months as he was dropping his milk intake & he liked it more than stage 1. It also have more vitamins & iron which is good for LOs who don't take enough milk xx
     
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    Really? The hv said not to bother as it was the same just a gimic ? Mm will have a look at the ingredients
     
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    If your LO is happy with her milk & taking enough for her age there is no need to switch, but if she's not so keen, switching would help. I also didn't want to switch but as follow on has more vit & iron & he was taking less than the recommended, I thought he would benefit from those extra vit. His paed recommended the switch xx
     
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    Ok, I guess there's no harm trying - I've tried everything else and am at the end of my tether, she's not drinking enough and it's stressing me out, she is 7 months old and weighs 11lbs :-( (ok so she was 4 weeks early but still)
     
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    Hi ladies, when my Lo hits 6 months I am going to try the follow on milk for the same reason, Kitty only drinks 3-4 oz at a time sometimes only 2oz and she can go for hours without milk, in 24 hrs she achieves the minimum and feeds better at night than in the day! :cry: leaving me exhauseted, but at least she gets what she needs. The doc suggested we start weaning at 17 weeks becuase this has been going on for such a long time, but up until last week she really wasn't ready and din't have a clue and even now she is not ready really. I wish there was more calories in the milk along with vits and mins when they take so little some days x
     
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    Big hugs hun :hugs:

    Omar went through a similar phase between 5-6 months. We started weaning on baby rice at week 20 due to reflux. He was never a big drinker, when we started introducing solids he dropped him milk intake to 10-12 oz in 24 hrs so we had to stop weaning after 1 week.

    He was off his milk for almost 2 months & I had to spoon feed him his formula several times :nope:

    We didnt give any solids until he was 6.5 months when he finally started to drink 15-18 oz.

    They go through phases & some babies are not big drinkers.

    What worked for us is feeding him without distraction when he's ready to go for a nap in a dark room. Did you try changing the teat size or maybe using different bottles?
     

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