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03/07/2013 at 09:50
I thought I was sorted with this but now the time has come, I've got some questions....
I think what I plan to do is to make up bottles 50:50 formula and cow's milk for a couple of weeks and see how it goes before having 100% cow's milk. Does that sound sensible?
Do I still need to sterilise when they're 100% cow's milk?
Is it more sensible to move onto cow's milk and THEN tackle moving to beakers from a bottle?
03/07/2013 at 10:05
Ill be following this closely too as I'm not sure how to tackle it. I was thinking of doing a gradual swap like you too. He has x3 bottles at the moment but at 12m ill switch the midday milk into a beaker (the same style as his water ones) then tackle the morning one, maybe a beaker with breakfast?! Im not in a hurry to drop the bedtime bottle yet as its comforting for him. Not sure regarding sterilising though... I think I good hot wash or dishwasher would be fine.
03/07/2013 at 10:12
I just switched it once the tub of formula ran out. She didn't even notice the difference!
E still has her milk in a bottle though (twice a day) - switching milk was easy for us, bottles to beakers less so..!
No need to sterilise once on cows milk, just a good wash.
03/07/2013 at 10:15
I put j on to cows milk just before he was 1, as the formula ran out. He never noticed the switch.
No need to sterilise.
I never "weaned" him off bottles either, I just ditched them.
03/07/2013 at 10:16
We're also still on 3 bottles a day, morning, mid-afternoon and bed. I keep thinking she's getting ready to drop one as she takes only a little, then it turns out to be yet another tooth (up to 11 now!!).
Think we might move the mid-afternoon to a beaker first and let nursery deal with it
03/07/2013 at 11:43
I've just made the switch with C, when my last tub of formula was getting low I started her on cows milk in the morning to get her used to it, she was fine so when the formula ran out we moved onto cows milk and she's happily glugging it every day now. (just to add we didn't bother with any 50/50 bottles as we just didn't need to)
I dropped the mid afternoon bottle at the same time and she get's a beaker of milk with her teatime snack instead (she's at nursery - she did get upset a couple of times when she saw other babies having bottles but is fine now)
As for moving from bottles to beakers - I have tried giving her morning milk in a beaker and she refuses to drink it!! Because I have to get out to work its difficult to stand firm so I keep giving in and letting her have a bottle. If anybody has any tips on how to make the change I'll be making notes :)
03/07/2013 at 20:31
Thanks all. Think I will try a 100% cows milk and see how it goes, if needs be I can do a 50:50 to begin with.
Still bit undecided about ditching the bottles. Maybe I will have a chat to nursery about it x
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