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SadiesMom
03-10-2010, 01:14 PM
We just went to our 12 month well-baby visit and the pediatrician advised weaning Sadie off the bottle. I haven't pushed the sippy cup because quite honestly, I don't know how I would replace those calories. As it is, she is more mobile and only gained 1 pound in the last three months, dropping from the 75th percentile to the 55th. She's a great eater and eats anything we put in front of her, but it just doesn't seem to be enough. Any suggestions? What I've done so far is take out the lunch and dinner bottle (keeping the breakfast and just before bed bottle) and replace them with juice in the sippy. She's doing well with the sippy cup, but doesn't drink nearly what she did with her bottles. Any advice would be most appreciated.

SadiesMom
03-10-2010, 01:14 PM
We just went to our 12 month well-baby visit and the pediatrician advised weaning Sadie off the bottle. I haven't pushed the sippy cup because quite honestly, I don't know how I would replace those calories. As it is, she is more mobile and only gained 1 pound in the last three months, dropping from the 75th percentile to the 55th. She's a great eater and eats anything we put in front of her, but it just doesn't seem to be enough. Any suggestions? What I've done so far is take out the lunch and dinner bottle (keeping the breakfast and just before bed bottle) and replace them with juice in the sippy. She's doing well with the sippy cup, but doesn't drink nearly what she did with her bottles. Any advice would be most appreciated.

SadiesMom
03-10-2010, 01:14 PM
We just went to our 12 month well-baby visit and the pediatrician advised weaning Sadie off the bottle. I haven't pushed the sippy cup because quite honestly, I don't know how I would replace those calories. As it is, she is more mobile and only gained 1 pound in the last three months, dropping from the 75th percentile to the 55th. She's a great eater and eats anything we put in front of her, but it just doesn't seem to be enough. Any suggestions? What I've done so far is take out the lunch and dinner bottle (keeping the breakfast and just before bed bottle) and replace them with juice in the sippy. She's doing well with the sippy cup, but doesn't drink nearly what she did with her bottles. Any advice would be most appreciated.

SadiesMom
03-10-2010, 01:14 PM
We just went to our 12 month well-baby visit and the pediatrician advised weaning Sadie off the bottle. I haven't pushed the sippy cup because quite honestly, I don't know how I would replace those calories. As it is, she is more mobile and only gained 1 pound in the last three months, dropping from the 75th percentile to the 55th. She's a great eater and eats anything we put in front of her, but it just doesn't seem to be enough. Any suggestions? What I've done so far is take out the lunch and dinner bottle (keeping the breakfast and just before bed bottle) and replace them with juice in the sippy. She's doing well with the sippy cup, but doesn't drink nearly what she did with her bottles. Any advice would be most appreciated.

SadiesMom
03-10-2010, 01:14 PM
We just went to our 12 month well-baby visit and the pediatrician advised weaning Sadie off the bottle. I haven't pushed the sippy cup because quite honestly, I don't know how I would replace those calories. As it is, she is more mobile and only gained 1 pound in the last three months, dropping from the 75th percentile to the 55th. She's a great eater and eats anything we put in front of her, but it just doesn't seem to be enough. Any suggestions? What I've done so far is take out the lunch and dinner bottle (keeping the breakfast and just before bed bottle) and replace them with juice in the sippy. She's doing well with the sippy cup, but doesn't drink nearly what she did with her bottles. Any advice would be most appreciated.

ajb900
03-17-2010, 04:56 PM
My daughter is a month younger than yours and we are having the same problem. I'm so worried about this transition and don't know how to do it. I'll probably do what you're doing by stopping 1-2 bottles at first and slowly weaning to a cup. I hope someone has some better advice!

ajb900
03-17-2010, 04:56 PM
My daughter is a month younger than yours and we are having the same problem. I'm so worried about this transition and don't know how to do it. I'll probably do what you're doing by stopping 1-2 bottles at first and slowly weaning to a cup. I hope someone has some better advice!

ajb900
03-17-2010, 04:56 PM
My daughter is a month younger than yours and we are having the same problem. I'm so worried about this transition and don't know how to do it. I'll probably do what you're doing by stopping 1-2 bottles at first and slowly weaning to a cup. I hope someone has some better advice!

ajb900
03-17-2010, 04:56 PM
My daughter is a month younger than yours and we are having the same problem. I'm so worried about this transition and don't know how to do it. I'll probably do what you're doing by stopping 1-2 bottles at first and slowly weaning to a cup. I hope someone has some better advice!

ajb900
03-17-2010, 04:56 PM
My daughter is a month younger than yours and we are having the same problem. I'm so worried about this transition and don't know how to do it. I'll probably do what you're doing by stopping 1-2 bottles at first and slowly weaning to a cup. I hope someone has some better advice!

Karla
03-18-2010, 12:48 AM
Hello Sherry and Ashley,
I completely understand how you're feeling. When my son was a baby, his weight was in the 5th percentile at the time he was diagnosed with CF. He's now a college student and doing great; however, digestion and weight gain is always a challenge.

When my son was very young, the doctors recommended high calorie nutrition beverages, but my husband and I just hated the quality of ingredients and the artificial flavors and colors. Since CF kids have serious digestion challenges, the last thing their little bodies need to deal with is dyes, chemicals and low quality ingredients.

Twelve years ago we launched an organic medical food company and introduced the very first organic baby formula in the US. We now have three organic toddler formulas called Baby's Only Organic (available in dairy, soy, & lactose free) that may be appropriate for your babies. We most recently introduced a vanilla and chocolate complete nutrition beverage called PediaSmart. This beverage may also be appropriate if your baby is older than 12-months as PediaSmart is recommended for kids 1 to 13 years of age. Bryce has been drinking PediaSmart to help supplement his diet for several years and has successfully gained weight. PediaSmart is nutritionally comparable to PediaSure and Boost Kid Essentials.

If you are interested in these products, our company offers a 30% medical hardship discount for kids with CF (and other serious medical conditions) as well as free shipping. The products are also available through the CF Pharmacy and can be covered by Medicaid and PediaSmart is WIC eligible. The products can be purchased through medical suppliers and retail stores like Whole Foods.

I apologize for sounding like a commercial, but I believe our organic products may truly help your situation. Please feel free to give me a call or talk with our Dietitian or Health Services Coordinator. We regularly talk with CF Moms and Dads and are happy to help in any way possible.

1-888-227-7122
www.NaturesOne.com

Karla
03-18-2010, 12:48 AM
Hello Sherry and Ashley,
I completely understand how you're feeling. When my son was a baby, his weight was in the 5th percentile at the time he was diagnosed with CF. He's now a college student and doing great; however, digestion and weight gain is always a challenge.

When my son was very young, the doctors recommended high calorie nutrition beverages, but my husband and I just hated the quality of ingredients and the artificial flavors and colors. Since CF kids have serious digestion challenges, the last thing their little bodies need to deal with is dyes, chemicals and low quality ingredients.

Twelve years ago we launched an organic medical food company and introduced the very first organic baby formula in the US. We now have three organic toddler formulas called Baby's Only Organic (available in dairy, soy, & lactose free) that may be appropriate for your babies. We most recently introduced a vanilla and chocolate complete nutrition beverage called PediaSmart. This beverage may also be appropriate if your baby is older than 12-months as PediaSmart is recommended for kids 1 to 13 years of age. Bryce has been drinking PediaSmart to help supplement his diet for several years and has successfully gained weight. PediaSmart is nutritionally comparable to PediaSure and Boost Kid Essentials.

If you are interested in these products, our company offers a 30% medical hardship discount for kids with CF (and other serious medical conditions) as well as free shipping. The products are also available through the CF Pharmacy and can be covered by Medicaid and PediaSmart is WIC eligible. The products can be purchased through medical suppliers and retail stores like Whole Foods.

I apologize for sounding like a commercial, but I believe our organic products may truly help your situation. Please feel free to give me a call or talk with our Dietitian or Health Services Coordinator. We regularly talk with CF Moms and Dads and are happy to help in any way possible.

1-888-227-7122
www.NaturesOne.com

Karla
03-18-2010, 12:48 AM
Hello Sherry and Ashley,
I completely understand how you're feeling. When my son was a baby, his weight was in the 5th percentile at the time he was diagnosed with CF. He's now a college student and doing great; however, digestion and weight gain is always a challenge.

When my son was very young, the doctors recommended high calorie nutrition beverages, but my husband and I just hated the quality of ingredients and the artificial flavors and colors. Since CF kids have serious digestion challenges, the last thing their little bodies need to deal with is dyes, chemicals and low quality ingredients.

Twelve years ago we launched an organic medical food company and introduced the very first organic baby formula in the US. We now have three organic toddler formulas called Baby's Only Organic (available in dairy, soy, & lactose free) that may be appropriate for your babies. We most recently introduced a vanilla and chocolate complete nutrition beverage called PediaSmart. This beverage may also be appropriate if your baby is older than 12-months as PediaSmart is recommended for kids 1 to 13 years of age. Bryce has been drinking PediaSmart to help supplement his diet for several years and has successfully gained weight. PediaSmart is nutritionally comparable to PediaSure and Boost Kid Essentials.

If you are interested in these products, our company offers a 30% medical hardship discount for kids with CF (and other serious medical conditions) as well as free shipping. The products are also available through the CF Pharmacy and can be covered by Medicaid and PediaSmart is WIC eligible. The products can be purchased through medical suppliers and retail stores like Whole Foods.

I apologize for sounding like a commercial, but I believe our organic products may truly help your situation. Please feel free to give me a call or talk with our Dietitian or Health Services Coordinator. We regularly talk with CF Moms and Dads and are happy to help in any way possible.

1-888-227-7122
www.NaturesOne.com

Karla
03-18-2010, 12:48 AM
Hello Sherry and Ashley,
I completely understand how you're feeling. When my son was a baby, his weight was in the 5th percentile at the time he was diagnosed with CF. He's now a college student and doing great; however, digestion and weight gain is always a challenge.

When my son was very young, the doctors recommended high calorie nutrition beverages, but my husband and I just hated the quality of ingredients and the artificial flavors and colors. Since CF kids have serious digestion challenges, the last thing their little bodies need to deal with is dyes, chemicals and low quality ingredients.

Twelve years ago we launched an organic medical food company and introduced the very first organic baby formula in the US. We now have three organic toddler formulas called Baby's Only Organic (available in dairy, soy, & lactose free) that may be appropriate for your babies. We most recently introduced a vanilla and chocolate complete nutrition beverage called PediaSmart. This beverage may also be appropriate if your baby is older than 12-months as PediaSmart is recommended for kids 1 to 13 years of age. Bryce has been drinking PediaSmart to help supplement his diet for several years and has successfully gained weight. PediaSmart is nutritionally comparable to PediaSure and Boost Kid Essentials.

If you are interested in these products, our company offers a 30% medical hardship discount for kids with CF (and other serious medical conditions) as well as free shipping. The products are also available through the CF Pharmacy and can be covered by Medicaid and PediaSmart is WIC eligible. The products can be purchased through medical suppliers and retail stores like Whole Foods.

I apologize for sounding like a commercial, but I believe our organic products may truly help your situation. Please feel free to give me a call or talk with our Dietitian or Health Services Coordinator. We regularly talk with CF Moms and Dads and are happy to help in any way possible.

1-888-227-7122
www.NaturesOne.com

Karla
03-18-2010, 12:48 AM
Hello Sherry and Ashley,
<br />I completely understand how you're feeling. When my son was a baby, his weight was in the 5th percentile at the time he was diagnosed with CF. He's now a college student and doing great; however, digestion and weight gain is always a challenge.
<br />
<br />When my son was very young, the doctors recommended high calorie nutrition beverages, but my husband and I just hated the quality of ingredients and the artificial flavors and colors. Since CF kids have serious digestion challenges, the last thing their little bodies need to deal with is dyes, chemicals and low quality ingredients.
<br />
<br />Twelve years ago we launched an organic medical food company and introduced the very first organic baby formula in the US. We now have three organic toddler formulas called Baby's Only Organic (available in dairy, soy, & lactose free) that may be appropriate for your babies. We most recently introduced a vanilla and chocolate complete nutrition beverage called PediaSmart. This beverage may also be appropriate if your baby is older than 12-months as PediaSmart is recommended for kids 1 to 13 years of age. Bryce has been drinking PediaSmart to help supplement his diet for several years and has successfully gained weight. PediaSmart is nutritionally comparable to PediaSure and Boost Kid Essentials.
<br />
<br />If you are interested in these products, our company offers a 30% medical hardship discount for kids with CF (and other serious medical conditions) as well as free shipping. The products are also available through the CF Pharmacy and can be covered by Medicaid and PediaSmart is WIC eligible. The products can be purchased through medical suppliers and retail stores like Whole Foods.
<br />
<br />I apologize for sounding like a commercial, but I believe our organic products may truly help your situation. Please feel free to give me a call or talk with our Dietitian or Health Services Coordinator. We regularly talk with CF Moms and Dads and are happy to help in any way possible.
<br />
<br />1-888-227-7122
<br />www.NaturesOne.com

hmw
03-18-2010, 12:56 AM
Ashley, Sherry also posted this in the Families forum... she got a lot of good advice you might be interested in checking out here:

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.cysticfibrosis.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=6&threadid=53750&enterthread=y">Weaning off the bottle- thread</a>

hmw
03-18-2010, 12:56 AM
Ashley, Sherry also posted this in the Families forum... she got a lot of good advice you might be interested in checking out here:

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.cysticfibrosis.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=6&threadid=53750&enterthread=y">Weaning off the bottle- thread</a>

hmw
03-18-2010, 12:56 AM
Ashley, Sherry also posted this in the Families forum... she got a lot of good advice you might be interested in checking out here:

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.cysticfibrosis.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=6&threadid=53750&enterthread=y">Weaning off the bottle- thread</a>

hmw
03-18-2010, 12:56 AM
Ashley, Sherry also posted this in the Families forum... she got a lot of good advice you might be interested in checking out here:

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.cysticfibrosis.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=6&threadid=53750&enterthread=y">Weaning off the bottle- thread</a>

hmw
03-18-2010, 12:56 AM
Ashley, Sherry also posted this in the Families forum... she got a lot of good advice you might be interested in checking out here:
<br />
<br /><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.cysticfibrosis.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=6&threadid=53750&enterthread=y">Weaning off the bottle- thread</a>

ymikhale
03-18-2010, 12:07 PM
My dd is 2 and she still has her morning bottle. She hates sippy cup and prefers to drink from an adult cup, which i use for water.

I think as long as they don't suck on the bottle all day long, it is not a big deal if they have one meal with it.

ymikhale
03-18-2010, 12:07 PM
My dd is 2 and she still has her morning bottle. She hates sippy cup and prefers to drink from an adult cup, which i use for water.

I think as long as they don't suck on the bottle all day long, it is not a big deal if they have one meal with it.

ymikhale
03-18-2010, 12:07 PM
My dd is 2 and she still has her morning bottle. She hates sippy cup and prefers to drink from an adult cup, which i use for water.

I think as long as they don't suck on the bottle all day long, it is not a big deal if they have one meal with it.

ymikhale
03-18-2010, 12:07 PM
My dd is 2 and she still has her morning bottle. She hates sippy cup and prefers to drink from an adult cup, which i use for water.

I think as long as they don't suck on the bottle all day long, it is not a big deal if they have one meal with it.

ymikhale
03-18-2010, 12:07 PM
My dd is 2 and she still has her morning bottle. She hates sippy cup and prefers to drink from an adult cup, which i use for water.
<br />
<br />I think as long as they don't suck on the bottle all day long, it is not a big deal if they have one meal with it.

Karla
03-18-2010, 12:11 PM
I also want to mention that I gave my son a bottle for as long has he would take it. I wanted him to get as many calories possible and formula was a sure thing. He had a good appetitie for table food, so why worry? He weaned himself at 18+ months. Go with your gut.

Karla
03-18-2010, 12:11 PM
I also want to mention that I gave my son a bottle for as long has he would take it. I wanted him to get as many calories possible and formula was a sure thing. He had a good appetitie for table food, so why worry? He weaned himself at 18+ months. Go with your gut.

Karla
03-18-2010, 12:11 PM
I also want to mention that I gave my son a bottle for as long has he would take it. I wanted him to get as many calories possible and formula was a sure thing. He had a good appetitie for table food, so why worry? He weaned himself at 18+ months. Go with your gut.

Karla
03-18-2010, 12:11 PM
I also want to mention that I gave my son a bottle for as long has he would take it. I wanted him to get as many calories possible and formula was a sure thing. He had a good appetitie for table food, so why worry? He weaned himself at 18+ months. Go with your gut.

Karla
03-18-2010, 12:11 PM
I also want to mention that I gave my son a bottle for as long has he would take it. I wanted him to get as many calories possible and formula was a sure thing. He had a good appetitie for table food, so why worry? He weaned himself at 18+ months. Go with your gut.

ajb900
03-21-2010, 12:24 PM
Thank You! I plan on ordering some of your toddler formula this week! I think the transition to table food will be challenging enough, so I won't stress so much about the bottle. At our last visit, they really encouraged us to push more calories, so since she gets such good calories from formula I'll keep giving it to her however she'll take it.

ajb900
03-21-2010, 12:24 PM
Thank You! I plan on ordering some of your toddler formula this week! I think the transition to table food will be challenging enough, so I won't stress so much about the bottle. At our last visit, they really encouraged us to push more calories, so since she gets such good calories from formula I'll keep giving it to her however she'll take it.

ajb900
03-21-2010, 12:24 PM
Thank You! I plan on ordering some of your toddler formula this week! I think the transition to table food will be challenging enough, so I won't stress so much about the bottle. At our last visit, they really encouraged us to push more calories, so since she gets such good calories from formula I'll keep giving it to her however she'll take it.

ajb900
03-21-2010, 12:24 PM
Thank You! I plan on ordering some of your toddler formula this week! I think the transition to table food will be challenging enough, so I won't stress so much about the bottle. At our last visit, they really encouraged us to push more calories, so since she gets such good calories from formula I'll keep giving it to her however she'll take it.

ajb900
03-21-2010, 12:24 PM
Thank You! I plan on ordering some of your toddler formula this week! I think the transition to table food will be challenging enough, so I won't stress so much about the bottle. At our last visit, they really encouraged us to push more calories, so since she gets such good calories from formula I'll keep giving it to her however she'll take it.

carrierae21
03-21-2010, 03:25 PM
We still give dd a "bottle" (it's a nuk sippy cup) with whole milk and heavy whipping cream added to it before her nap and bedtime at night... She's 2 1/2. I'm just not willing to give up those calories. That's the only time that she will drink milk and I'm okay with it for as long as she wants it. But we did go ahead and transition from formula to whole milk with heavy whipping cream after 12 months. The transition to table food is very trying so I think that you need to do what makes you and your child happy.

carrierae21
03-21-2010, 03:25 PM
We still give dd a "bottle" (it's a nuk sippy cup) with whole milk and heavy whipping cream added to it before her nap and bedtime at night... She's 2 1/2. I'm just not willing to give up those calories. That's the only time that she will drink milk and I'm okay with it for as long as she wants it. But we did go ahead and transition from formula to whole milk with heavy whipping cream after 12 months. The transition to table food is very trying so I think that you need to do what makes you and your child happy.

carrierae21
03-21-2010, 03:25 PM
We still give dd a "bottle" (it's a nuk sippy cup) with whole milk and heavy whipping cream added to it before her nap and bedtime at night... She's 2 1/2. I'm just not willing to give up those calories. That's the only time that she will drink milk and I'm okay with it for as long as she wants it. But we did go ahead and transition from formula to whole milk with heavy whipping cream after 12 months. The transition to table food is very trying so I think that you need to do what makes you and your child happy.

carrierae21
03-21-2010, 03:25 PM
We still give dd a "bottle" (it's a nuk sippy cup) with whole milk and heavy whipping cream added to it before her nap and bedtime at night... She's 2 1/2. I'm just not willing to give up those calories. That's the only time that she will drink milk and I'm okay with it for as long as she wants it. But we did go ahead and transition from formula to whole milk with heavy whipping cream after 12 months. The transition to table food is very trying so I think that you need to do what makes you and your child happy.

carrierae21
03-21-2010, 03:25 PM
We still give dd a "bottle" (it's a nuk sippy cup) with whole milk and heavy whipping cream added to it before her nap and bedtime at night... She's 2 1/2. I'm just not willing to give up those calories. That's the only time that she will drink milk and I'm okay with it for as long as she wants it. But we did go ahead and transition from formula to whole milk with heavy whipping cream after 12 months. The transition to table food is very trying so I think that you need to do what makes you and your child happy.

NancyLKF
03-22-2010, 04:13 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>carrierae21</b></i>

We still give dd a "bottle" (it's a nuk sippy cup) with whole milk and heavy whipping cream added to it before her nap and bedtime at night.... I'm just not willing to give up those calories. </end quote></div>

We do the same - one in the morning and one at night. Maggie is 14 months. And we add carnation instant breakfast to it for an additional 130 calories. She never has juice (advised by nutritionist not to) - only drinks water and milk.

NancyLKF
03-22-2010, 04:13 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>carrierae21</b></i>

We still give dd a "bottle" (it's a nuk sippy cup) with whole milk and heavy whipping cream added to it before her nap and bedtime at night.... I'm just not willing to give up those calories. </end quote></div>

We do the same - one in the morning and one at night. Maggie is 14 months. And we add carnation instant breakfast to it for an additional 130 calories. She never has juice (advised by nutritionist not to) - only drinks water and milk.

NancyLKF
03-22-2010, 04:13 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>carrierae21</b></i>

We still give dd a "bottle" (it's a nuk sippy cup) with whole milk and heavy whipping cream added to it before her nap and bedtime at night.... I'm just not willing to give up those calories. </end quote></div>

We do the same - one in the morning and one at night. Maggie is 14 months. And we add carnation instant breakfast to it for an additional 130 calories. She never has juice (advised by nutritionist not to) - only drinks water and milk.

NancyLKF
03-22-2010, 04:13 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>carrierae21</b></i>

We still give dd a "bottle" (it's a nuk sippy cup) with whole milk and heavy whipping cream added to it before her nap and bedtime at night.... I'm just not willing to give up those calories. </end quote>

We do the same - one in the morning and one at night. Maggie is 14 months. And we add carnation instant breakfast to it for an additional 130 calories. She never has juice (advised by nutritionist not to) - only drinks water and milk.

NancyLKF
03-22-2010, 04:13 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>carrierae21</b></i>
<br />
<br />We still give dd a "bottle" (it's a nuk sippy cup) with whole milk and heavy whipping cream added to it before her nap and bedtime at night.... I'm just not willing to give up those calories. </end quote>
<br />
<br />We do the same - one in the morning and one at night. Maggie is 14 months. And we add carnation instant breakfast to it for an additional 130 calories. She never has juice (advised by nutritionist not to) - only drinks water and milk.

SadiesMom
03-23-2010, 05:50 PM
Update:

Brought back the lunch time bottle, which sometimes she drinks and sometimes she prefers the sippy (shocking, right?) So we're working with it, but she's been doing great with table food and she loves that mega-pudding recipe I found on this site, so that's been alleviating my calorie worries. The only juice she likes is V8 fusion and V8, if that even counts as juice, but she does the best with that.

Thanks for all the tips guys! You definitely helped me remember that some of those "rules" don't apply to us and that I should go with my gut. We're going to try and cut back again in six months and see how it goes.

SadiesMom
03-23-2010, 05:50 PM
Update:

Brought back the lunch time bottle, which sometimes she drinks and sometimes she prefers the sippy (shocking, right?) So we're working with it, but she's been doing great with table food and she loves that mega-pudding recipe I found on this site, so that's been alleviating my calorie worries. The only juice she likes is V8 fusion and V8, if that even counts as juice, but she does the best with that.

Thanks for all the tips guys! You definitely helped me remember that some of those "rules" don't apply to us and that I should go with my gut. We're going to try and cut back again in six months and see how it goes.

SadiesMom
03-23-2010, 05:50 PM
Update:

Brought back the lunch time bottle, which sometimes she drinks and sometimes she prefers the sippy (shocking, right?) So we're working with it, but she's been doing great with table food and she loves that mega-pudding recipe I found on this site, so that's been alleviating my calorie worries. The only juice she likes is V8 fusion and V8, if that even counts as juice, but she does the best with that.

Thanks for all the tips guys! You definitely helped me remember that some of those "rules" don't apply to us and that I should go with my gut. We're going to try and cut back again in six months and see how it goes.

SadiesMom
03-23-2010, 05:50 PM
Update:

Brought back the lunch time bottle, which sometimes she drinks and sometimes she prefers the sippy (shocking, right?) So we're working with it, but she's been doing great with table food and she loves that mega-pudding recipe I found on this site, so that's been alleviating my calorie worries. The only juice she likes is V8 fusion and V8, if that even counts as juice, but she does the best with that.

Thanks for all the tips guys! You definitely helped me remember that some of those "rules" don't apply to us and that I should go with my gut. We're going to try and cut back again in six months and see how it goes.

SadiesMom
03-23-2010, 05:50 PM
Update:
<br />
<br />Brought back the lunch time bottle, which sometimes she drinks and sometimes she prefers the sippy (shocking, right?) So we're working with it, but she's been doing great with table food and she loves that mega-pudding recipe I found on this site, so that's been alleviating my calorie worries. The only juice she likes is V8 fusion and V8, if that even counts as juice, but she does the best with that.
<br />
<br />Thanks for all the tips guys! You definitely helped me remember that some of those "rules" don't apply to us and that I should go with my gut. We're going to try and cut back again in six months and see how it goes.

dmarie781
09-02-2010, 01:26 AM
I had the same issue, and I just went with what I thought was best for my daughter. She drank from a bottle that had whole milk and scandishake until she was four. I did not ever put her to bed with one and always kept her teeth brushed. We never had any weight issues until I finally did have to take her off of the bottle. Now she is 15 years old and this year got a G tube. I wish I had done that a lot sooner as she has already put on 12 pounds in a 5 months. Wish I would have listened to the doctors on that one!<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif" border="0">

dmarie781
09-02-2010, 01:26 AM
I had the same issue, and I just went with what I thought was best for my daughter. She drank from a bottle that had whole milk and scandishake until she was four. I did not ever put her to bed with one and always kept her teeth brushed. We never had any weight issues until I finally did have to take her off of the bottle. Now she is 15 years old and this year got a G tube. I wish I had done that a lot sooner as she has already put on 12 pounds in a 5 months. Wish I would have listened to the doctors on that one!<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif" border="0">

dmarie781
09-02-2010, 01:26 AM
I had the same issue, and I just went with what I thought was best for my daughter. She drank from a bottle that had whole milk and scandishake until she was four. I did not ever put her to bed with one and always kept her teeth brushed. We never had any weight issues until I finally did have to take her off of the bottle. Now she is 15 years old and this year got a G tube. I wish I had done that a lot sooner as she has already put on 12 pounds in a 5 months. Wish I would have listened to the doctors on that one!<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif" border="0">

TICMOMOFF
09-08-2010, 08:01 PM
From my experience with children, we were told to be certain to wean our son off the bottle at the age of one. Of course we listened and had him in a zippy cup but what they don't tell you that a zippy cup is just as bad if not worse in a child, especially if they have a speech disorder and you will not know if they do until they are older. Then most of the time a child has a very difficult time weaning off a zippy cup. Now we are wiser and have a great psych who told us just give the child what they want and what works. If using a bottle at the age of 3 works to get more calories then do it. Our children already has so much to go through don't worry about fads or others commets do and use what Works. Our Whitney is 7 now and she started growing after we started carnation instant breakfast canned milk 3-4 a day and she has even grew taller and out. She gained 16 lbs in less than a year. Good luck and as I seen another replied use your guts and instinct. You know your child best and it is only advice that you getfrom docters and such ultimately go with your natural motherly instincts. Ticmomoff

TICMOMOFF
09-08-2010, 08:01 PM
From my experience with children, we were told to be certain to wean our son off the bottle at the age of one. Of course we listened and had him in a zippy cup but what they don't tell you that a zippy cup is just as bad if not worse in a child, especially if they have a speech disorder and you will not know if they do until they are older. Then most of the time a child has a very difficult time weaning off a zippy cup. Now we are wiser and have a great psych who told us just give the child what they want and what works. If using a bottle at the age of 3 works to get more calories then do it. Our children already has so much to go through don't worry about fads or others commets do and use what Works. Our Whitney is 7 now and she started growing after we started carnation instant breakfast canned milk 3-4 a day and she has even grew taller and out. She gained 16 lbs in less than a year. Good luck and as I seen another replied use your guts and instinct. You know your child best and it is only advice that you getfrom docters and such ultimately go with your natural motherly instincts. Ticmomoff

TICMOMOFF
09-08-2010, 08:01 PM
From my experience with children, we were told to be certain to wean our son off the bottle at the age of one. Of course we listened and had him in a zippy cup but what they don't tell you that a zippy cup is just as bad if not worse in a child, especially if they have a speech disorder and you will not know if they do until they are older. Then most of the time a child has a very difficult time weaning off a zippy cup. Now we are wiser and have a great psych who told us just give the child what they want and what works. If using a bottle at the age of 3 works to get more calories then do it. Our children already has so much to go through don't worry about fads or others commets do and use what Works. Our Whitney is 7 now and she started growing after we started carnation instant breakfast canned milk 3-4 a day and she has even grew taller and out. She gained 16 lbs in less than a year. Good luck and as I seen another replied use your guts and instinct. You know your child best and it is only advice that you getfrom docters and such ultimately go with your natural motherly instincts. Ticmomoff