For other moms with a one year old...

Melanie - posted on 05/14/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi ladies,



I was wondering what your baby's feeding schedule is like at this age. I'm trying to gradually wean my daughter from the bottle by increasing her solids and giving her juice and or water as well as whole milk. How much juice or water should she be getting in one day?



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Christina - posted on 05/16/2010

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my 1 year old was completely off the bottle and formula by the week after she turned 12 months...she gets a cup of whole milk for breakfast with her cereal and then she gets juice for her midmorning snack, then milk at lunch, then water for afternoon snack, water with dinner and i give her water throughout the day whenever she is thirsty...i try to limit juice to one snack a day but the milk and water whenever. my ped said she wanted her off formula and the bottle by 12 months so we were supposed to start at 11.5 with getting rid of bottles and formula so we took away one bottle a week and replaced it with whole milk. she loved it and does fine..still sleeps through the night like she has since 6 weeks old!

Jenee - posted on 05/16/2010

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My sons feeding schedule looks something like this.
Breakfast: Oatmeal with fruit mixed in
Snack: Usually a few crackers or a teething cookie.
Lunch: What ever I make him
Snack: Same as above
Dinner: What ever we are having
Before bed: Bottle

Usually I will give him either watered downed juice ( to help with his constipation. He is always constipated. He is also not a fan at all of water) or milk.
My son still wakes up for his nightly bottles.
My Pedi said that as long as they are eating proper meals, then they can have as much milk as they want.

Jennifer - posted on 05/16/2010

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Keep in mind though that juice has LOTS of calories so if they are drinking a lot of juice and or milk then they will not be hungry. Water is the best way to keep them hydrated but it can also fill thier little bellies. I like to offer food first at regular intervals; 3 meals and two snacks a day with a bedtime bottle or eventually milk cup until they are about two. Then once they have eaten some (if they will) then I give milk/water in a cup, and I didn't even start my older son on juice until he was two but that is a personal prefrence so you can give juice once a day. At one year I just stopped giving the bottle with meals, and then weaned the morning and bedtime bottle by about 15 - 18m.

SHANNON - posted on 05/14/2010

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your child can drink as much fluid as she can hold. at this age they seem to be more interested in playing and diverting there attention off of food. DONT worry. it's normal if they slow in eating. they will pay more attention to snacks and drinking . so give them lots of fluid. my child drinks like crazy . playing does that.

Katarina - posted on 05/14/2010

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to be honest my 1 year old is still mostly formula fed. He is not at all interested in solids. I feed him 3 meals a day but he can't seem to make a meal of it. He gets a morning formula bottle, breakfast, Lunch, Whole milk for a nap, dinner and a formula bottle for bed. I'm lucky if I can get him to eat one of those 3 meals in a day. I haven't given him juice yet. I offer him water through out the day and during his meals, but he doesn't have access to the cup, i only offer.

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