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I don`t know how many bottles they should be having in a day

Hi Leanne
My twin boys have just turned 1. I don`t know how many bottles they should be having in a day. At this stage they have 180ml as soon as they wake, then breakfast, then after lunch they have 180ml, then one more bottle of 180ml before they go to bed. Should they just be having a night bottle now?
Thanks
Virginia

Leann...
Answer: Hi Virginia, From 12 months onwards you can begin to make a full transition to food and water (and milk snacks) alone. In most cases as long as your toddlers are eating a wide variety of healthy foods, growing at their usual rate, formula is not required. I have a tip sheet on Huggies on weaning and cows` milk, it explains how much milk toddlers need in order to reach their daily serving and RDI of calcium. The link is: Milk Intake So, you may like to begin dropping down the amount in a one feed ,then another until you can remove one of the milk-feeds and then the others. The last one (often the night one) can be the hardest one to go. You can begin to offer the twins cows` milk or a calcium-fortified milk alternative such as soy milk in a sipper cup, after meals. All the best with the transition, Leanne
Answered: 22 Jun 2009