My 8 month old is still breastfeeding but eating everything her older siblings eat just about. She won’t take formula she just spits it out. She drinks water and juice out of cups and/or bottles…I want to know if its ok to give her a bottle of milk for bed?


Posted by quillie, 29th January 2014


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  • I think the recommendations are from 6 months in cooking but 12 months for a bottle feed.



  • I was going to answer but read your update :) great to hear you got your answer. Small amounts of milk added to foods and watered down milk are recommended from 6 months on and your little ones reaction was the same as mine! He loved it, watered down & also just as a drink, not a meal replacement be it solid or bottle :)



  • I think its too young. id persist with dfifferent types of formula



  • I’ve always understood that it’s not recommended before 12 months — I find it interesting that’ your healthcare professional wasn’t very fussed on it! My Naughties are 1 now but I’ll be asking our midwife that we see next time we visit her for future reference!



  • They say wait till 12 months old.



  • Good to see you found your answers and a solution that suited you.



  • i think they say wait till 12 months



  • there are some good comments here



  • im glad shes like it



  • i would wait till 12 months .. …



  • Just thought id update you all … I gave her a watered down milk bottle and she absolutely loved it but only as a drink not as a feed lol , i spoke with the health centre yesterday and told her this and she laughed and said shes got me wrapped around her finger lol … she was not concerned about her having milk :-)



  • When I had my ds, my MCN advised NOT to feed an infant under 12 months cows milk. They don’t need it and their tummies aren’t able to digest and break down the proteins before then.



  • I wouldnt have given it to my kids at that age but I guess you could try as long as you introduce it slowly and watch for reactions. How many types of formula have you tried? It might pay to ask at the chemist to see if they have samples of various ones for you to try or try the companies websites or facebook pages.



  • Too young. Express into a bottle if you want to start bottle feeding.



  • Good luck with what you choose


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