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March 26th, 2011, 12:14 AM
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If you are cutting down the number of formula feeds as your LO approaches 12 months, how are you going about it? Are YOU going to lead the way, or just follow your LO's lead?

I have started replacing Emersyn's afternoon bottle with a yogurt - seems to be doing the trick pretty well! When she is a bit closer to 12 months I will probably try doing something similar for her mid morning bottle...
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March 26th, 2011, 05:06 AM
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Sam only has 4 bottles a day so I will start giving him a sippy with milk at his meals to replace the bottles during the day. His bedtime bottle will be the last to go I am sure LOL I plan on beginning the transition around 11 to 11 1/2 months. which isn't far away!!
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April 14th, 2011, 10:25 AM
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I haven't really been reducing her bottles purposefully. She dropped a feeding on her own a few months ago, probably due to increase in solid foods. Now I'm just trying to get her used to a sippy. Not going well so far...
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April 14th, 2011, 08:02 PM
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I'm still 2.5 months away but I'm trying to increase her solid intake right now. Not so much to replace the formula but to get her really interested in solids and then hopefully reduce her formula. But if that doesn't work, I'm still switching her to whole milk at 12 months and she'll have to eat if she's hungry.
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April 15th, 2011, 06:43 AM
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I'm going to ask the doctor about this too. I'm trying to do the same thing as Daffodil, but I'm thinking he won't increase his solids unless he is a little less full of formula. So I'm thinking about dropping down to 6 or 7 oz. bottles and seeing if that might help get more solids in.
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April 16th, 2011, 09:22 AM
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Jacob, my oldest, seemed to naturally wean from a feeding at a time as we introduced more full meals to him. Bedtime bottle was the last to go at about 13mo, but it wasn't overly dramatic when we stopped. We just offered a snack before bed of bite size toast or dry cereal and a sippy of regular milk.

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I'm going to ask the doctor about this too. I'm trying to do the same thing as Daffodil, but I'm thinking he won't increase his solids unless he is a little less full of formula. So I'm thinking about dropping down to 6 or 7 oz. bottles and seeing if that might help get more solids in.
When Jacob was abut 11mo we started offering a little solids before the bottle and he seemed to like that. He was one of those kids though that was grabbing off our plates at 6mo and ALWAYS loved solid foods.
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