Milk at 1? Help!

(4 Posts)
Djembe Wed 21-Nov-12 12:31:03

HV said from 1yo, not to give bottles at all - how on earth is this going to work?!

DS is 11mo and still having 4 bottles a day! Have tried to get him down to 3 (like all the other babies I know this age are by now) but he's not having any of it.

He's doing really well with food (BLW) so I thought we had this weaning thing sorted - we really don't, not if it means actually cutting down on milk!

Please help, should I be forcing the issue now by withholding milk?

FunnyBird Wed 21-Nov-12 12:35:43

Is this another example of worthless advice from a HV?
Are they just paid to make people think they're doing it all wrong?
Look, I don't know what I'm talking about but if the WHO advise breast feeding up to two years old, why should you be withholding milk from your baby?

Namechangeforapropertythread Wed 21-Nov-12 12:37:38

Does she mean you should try to move to a cup? We were advised to go straight to a cup when we were weaning from bf but yes to milk instead.

Djembe Wed 21-Nov-12 12:40:14

Well I do normally ignore most of what they say but usually check with MN first wink

Just all the other babies I know are puree fed and I'm not sure if BLWing is making a difference - I think he's eating a lot at mealtimes, well enough, but why isn't he cutting down on milk?

Breastfeeding is apparently ok but bottles damage their teeth. He doesn't have a dummy though, so does it really make that much of a difference?

HV said offer milk in cups but he isn't v good at drinking from cups and it's clearly the comfort of sucking that he wants.

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