Alison 27yr NSW - Ella 4yr, Kylan 18mths, one in t
2 Perfect Girls Catherine7/8/05 & Mirelle17/10/07
He has one on waking, one after lunch, one at 4ish and one at bedtime. I will probably change to juice at the 4pm time soon, he also has water throughout the day in a nonspill cup. He loves to drink out of a cup.
SA mum, Lis 17/6/00 and Harry 19/6/05
my bub is 8 and a half months and he has 4 bottles a day.
and one just b4 bed.... at 5:30/6 pm.
my bub is also 9 months and isn't too fussed on drinking out of a bottle, so I give him formula in a sippy cup which he loves. he tends to not drink more than 100-150ml approx (the cup doesn't hold as much as a bottle) and he has this generally twice per day. he also drinks water out of a sippy cup with his meals and whenever else I can get him to have some. I asked my child health nurse about this as I was worried he might get dehydrated (although he's still partially breastfed too), and she said that you can't force a bub to drink more if they're not hungry, and the best thing is to just offer it to them all the time and they'll drink it if they want to. she also recommended I offer him the cup without a lid to get him used to drinking like a big boy - he loves this too but naturally most of it ends up down his front!
by the way I've got him down to one breastfeed morning and night (I'm going back to work soon, so this is the best option for me), and with all the other drinks he's having he's doing plenty of wees and poos and is the picture of robust health, so it seems to be agreeing with him.
sorry to waffle on but thought this may help. good luck!
Tracy, QLD, Nathaniel born 27 June 2005
He also drinks water out of a sippy cup throughout the day as we have chosen not to give him juice.
I probably wont change this until Logan loses interest.
Justine, Vic, Logan 22nd July 2005 @ 33 weeks