transitioning to 3 bottles a day?

Discussion in 'The First Year' started by rhc0607, May 20, 2010.

  1. rhc0607

    rhc0607 Well-Known Member

    when did you?

    for the past 2-3 months our schedule has been like this:
    7:30a, 11:30a, 3:30p, and 7:30p 7oz bottles
    9a, 1p, 5p are solids

    The boys are pretty much on table food for their solids and rarely finish a bottle now. We have been thinking about transitioning to 3 bottles a day and giving them 8oz instead of 4 7oz bottles.

    When did you go to 3 a day and what did your schedule look like?

  2. ktfan

    ktfan Well-Known Member

    We never went below 4 bottles a day but we did the first 3 with the meals (breakfast at 7, lunch at 11, "dinner" at 3 and bedtime bottle at 7 pm). What really matters is that they are getting enough oz per 24 hrs. However you do that is just fine!
  3. tinalb

    tinalb Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    We went to 3 bottles a day toward the end of the first year not long before they switched to milk, so maybe around 10 or 11 months.
  4. JoellePotter

    JoellePotter Well-Known Member

    We actually switched to three 8 oz bottles about 2 months ago, so around 7 months. It started that they wanted more than 6-7oz and would finish 8oz and just last longer between meals, so they kind of just made the transition themselves. For the 1st month or so it kind of went back and forth between four 7 oz bottles and 3 oz bottles, but now for the past month, it's been continually three 8oz bottles. I'm still working with them on solids though, which is still not going very good.

    10am- 8oz bottle
    1pm- solid (they are lucky to eat 2oz each)
    3pm- 8oz bottle
    6pm- solid (again 2oz each)
    8pm- 8oz bottle

    I think we switched earlier than most, but it's working so far!
  5. Danibell

    Danibell Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    We went to 3 bottles at 9 months when we added a second solids meal in.

    9:30 ~ 8oz bottle
    11:30-12 ~ solids
    2:30-3 ~ 8oz bottle
    4:30 ~ snack
    6:30 ~ solids
    9:30 ~ 8oz bottle

    Before that, our 4th bottle was where the 6:30 solids meal is.

    When our ds stopped finishing his bottles is when we started cutting back the formula and adding solids in. Then he went back to finishing his 3 bottles fairly consistently. But they did get water/juice at their meals and snacks as well as their formula.
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