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Feeding schedule help

My LO turns 1 the end of the month!! Right now our feeding schedule is as follows: 730am breakfast 930am 8oz bottle formula 12pm lunch 2/230pm 8oz bottle formula 430/5pm dinner 730pm 8oz bottle formula Maybe 1 or 2 small snacks in there somewhere Should I continue this same pattern when she turns one but instead of an 8oz bottle of formula make it 5oz bottle of cows milk? Thanks!

  • Kendall
    Jun 10, 2019

    I would offer snacks in place of bottles. I’d offer cows milk in a sippy ALONG with the snack. Our schedule is pretty similar but I put a snack after nap and push dinner back a bit to make sure he’s full before bed (aka so he doesn’t need milk to fill his belly before bed) 8- breakfast with milk 10ish- snack 12- lunch with milk 12:30- nap 3/3:30- snack 6:00- dinner with milk 7:30- bed I will say this wasn’t a very solid schedule until 15 months or so when I gave up with the bottles and dropped to one nap. I know a lot of kids can be attached to bottle/milk so it’s a hard transition, but I’d just say stop offering milk as a filler/snack/meal and offer it as a beverage instead :)

  • Jackie
    Jun 11, 2019

    Thank you for responding. That seems like a pretty good schedule. What time does your LO usually wake up in the morning? I’m not too sure she’s really to drop to one nap yet. She usually gets up between 630-730(if we’re lucky) and goes down for naps at 930-11 and 230-4 then we start bedtime around 730. She can get away from the bottle with bed as we have done it before (changing to 2 naps). However, we ended up going back since we went from 5 bottles to only 3.

  • Kendall
    Jun 12, 2019

    Yeah the last bottle we gave up on was the bedtime bottle too! It’s tricky but it’ll happen :) my son wakes up about 7:30 in the morning. Surprisingly since he’s been on one nap he sleeps in much later than he used to (I assume getting in the extra hours- used to get up at 6-6:30). But those nap times sound like about what we used to do on 2 naps too!