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Our girls are 11 months old tomorrow. We are still on Neosure. We are getting off that at 1 year old and switching to toddler formula- that was the plan anyway at 9 month appointment. hopefully that hasnt changed.
our girls are small like 15 1/2 and 16 1/2 lbs, born weighing 2 and 3 lbs and just don't gain that fast.
they are starting to really like real table food which is exciting but still have 5, 5 oz bottles a day and I was just wondering how long you had bottles with your LO's and how many a day.
I hate to try and cut back b/c we need the calories b/c they are so small.
Any info would be great!
Re: How long did you stay on bottles?
great minds think alike! our girls are is so close. our bday is 9/30, what's yours?
tell me about your girls?
how much do they weigh? how often did they eat and what are they eating?
not trying to be annoying trying to know your info- just nice to have someone else right along with me..
My girls were born @ 32 weeks on 9/10, 4.5lbs each with a 2 months NICU stay, due to breathing issues and (my burden in life!) eating issues.
They weigh between 15 and 16 lbs now (just like your girls!) Due to reflux and a feeding aversion they have been slow to gain, but seem happy and now are crawling all over and Peyton is pulling up on everything, so they seem to be developing okay IMO.
Right now they have 5-6 bottles a day... we just switched to formula about 3 weeks ago (I am a retired EP'er).
7:00 am -bottle (we offer 4 oz, they rarely finish it)
8:30 am- breakfast (today was toast with cream cheese, nectarine and yogurt)
11:30 am- bottle (we offer 4 oz, they rarely finish it)
1:00 pm- lunch
4:00 pm- bottle (7 oz... this is usually one of our more successfully bottles, they usually take 5-7 oz)
5:00 pm- supper
Sometimes we will do a bottle around 6:30-7:00... offer 7 oz again, but lately we haven't been giving it... seems so close to meals and bedtime, but I wonder if we should be keeping it?
7:30 pm- snack
9:00 bottle (7 oz... usually they take 5-7 oz, but lately it's been a struggle)
We do a dream feed before DH and I go to bed and we offer 7 oz, and they usually take 5-7 oz then too.
Brynn in particular has been really refusing bottles lately, crying and turning and sometimes not taking a sip at all. I give them sippy cups throughout the day with water or water/juice, but they don't seem to take that much. Same with WCM which I give sometimes with meals. Brynn does eat a lot of yogurt, but it seems like most other foods are sucked on and spit back out.
It's hard to know if they are getting enough solid food, or if the formula fills them up more than the BM did... They are still peeing and pooping, but I am really wondering if this is just the natural transition to solid foods, or if I should be re-evaluating their reflux meds and looking into some more feeding help.
Guess we will just have to wait and see!
(BTW: I notice that I have A LOT of the same questions as you... I always seem to be able to relate to your posts!)
pizzo- I can totally relate to it being your burden in life. OMG it stressed me soo much. I am starting to get better with it b/c I feel like my girls are wanting more real food and for some reason its seems that they are doing better with bottles too.
We eat at 630, 1030, 130, 430 and last bottle at 730 and then they hit the sack. they normally sleep all night until 630. occasionally they wake for a bottle but not lately.
I am so glad to have someone who REALLY understands exactly what we go through. Our girls are both pulling up and Olivia lets go all the time while standing. They can circle the coach and beds walkign around them so I think we are pretty good on track.
PM me anytime and let's talk! Nice to have another mother going through this too!
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lo will be 15mo actual on sept 3. he was 10 wks early.
we started to transition him to milk 2 weeks before his 1 yr adjusted date. we then went cold turkey on the bottle and went for the sippy (only cause i knew he was able to drink from it, he just wouldn't if a bottle was an option).
At his actual 1 yr bday he was on 3 bottles a day (6-7 oz), and is still doing 3 sippys, but doesn't finish all the time.
he does get yogurt through the day too, since he doesn't seem to want to finish his milk all of the time. and he get water to drink thru the day too.