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post #1 of 7
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So I need some help...my son is one and I have some questions what should he be eating for breakfast and lunch?? Also the doctor said time to get off the bottle...I don't know how its going to work with the last feeding of the night being a bottle how do you wean a baby off?? Also what is the best type of soy milk?? I know these may seem silly to some but I would like to know?? Thank you
post #2 of 7

Some healthy meal ideas are:

 

yogurt (organic/natural) and berries

apple slices with peanut or almond butter

scrambled eggs

crockpot chilis and stews

whole grain muffins 

 

I don't have personal experience with bottle feeding, but like weaning from nursing, I would cut down the number of bottles a day until you're down to just the one at bedtime. I don't think there's a rush to drop that one, if it's just once a day.

post #3 of 7

What is your doctor's argument for getting baby off the bottle?  Unless it's related to a medical issue or a nutritional deficit, it's probably simply parenting advice being couched as medical advice.  If your baby is calmed by a bottle at the end of the day, it's not a big deal.  Many people who breastfeed continue to nurse babies down for naps and bedtime up to (and past) two years.  There's no cut and dry time to get rid of the bottle.  Doctors and dentists do caution against letting babies fall asleep with bottles in their mouths since it can lead to cavities and dental problems, however.  If you're avoiding that, I wouldn't worry about it. 

 

And I agree with PP on some nutritious food offerings.

 

Finally, you want to avoid soy milk with added sugar, though I'm interested in why you are using soy milk with a one year old.  Is it to replace the bottle? 

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What is your doctor's argument for getting baby off the bottle?  Unless it's related to a medical issue or a nutritional deficit, it's probably simply parenting advice being couched as medical advice.  If your baby is calmed by a bottle at the end of the day, it's not a big deal.  Many people who breastfeed continue to nurse babies down for naps and bedtime up to (and past) two years.  There's no cut and dry time to get rid of the bottle.  Doctors and dentists do caution against letting babies fall asleep with bottles in their mouths since it can lead to cavities and dental problems, however.  If you're avoiding that, I wouldn't worry about it. 

And I agree with PP on some nutritious food offerings.

Finally, you want to avoid soy milk with added sugar, though I'm interested in why you are using soy milk with a one year old.  Is it to replace the bottle? 
post #5 of 7
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He is allergic to dairy and has been on soy formula
post #6 of 7
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He is allergic to dairy and has been on soy formula


Ah, that makes sense.  My husband has a severe dairy allergy, so we can help if you have any questions!  Obviously yogurt is out in that case, though some babies can tolerate goat's milk and goat's milk yogurt depending on how severe the allergy is.  Almond milk, coconut milk/water, and hemp milk are also great alternatives to cow's milk or soy milk.  I get a little paranoid about phytoestrogens in soy milk, so I would probably mix up the types you offer to provide some variety. 

post #7 of 7

Doctors always say "get off them off bottle at one" but it's a lot easier said than done...especially that bedtime bottle.  Fuggedaboudit!!!  No kid lets go of that willingly!

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