(Closed) quit formula cold turkey?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 5
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d just give him a bottle of cow’s milk when he wakes up hungry early in the morning!

Or feed him breakfast earlier, and give him milk with breakfast.

Post # 6
1778 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Give him milk or formula if you prefer (the toddler formula) or a mix of the two.  At 4am, try giving him just plain tap water (in a bottle or in a sippy cup). After a while of realizing he is not going to get milk or formula (probably a week or two), he might try skipping it.  Also, wait 5 or 10 minutes before going up there.  He’s probably NOT hungry and probably just wants to suck for comfort.

Post # 7
412 posts
Helper bee

Why would he not want you to give him formula at 1 year old? I mean the only reason I could think to stop formula is 1- they are really old and it’s weird. Like a 6 year old on infant formula or 2- they are allergic to cow milk. But you give him cow milk. So i’m pretty confused. 

Post # 8
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’d just give him cow’s milk.

Post # 9
1846 posts
Buzzing bee

Did you ask your Dr. about snacking before bedtime? Depending on what time and how long your little boy sleeps it might not be a bad idea. Something healthy with some fiber should sit in his belly for a while (like part of a smashed banana or mushy brown rice?) If he is on early dinner around 5pm and sleeps at 8:30pm maybe breakfast is just a little long of a wait for him. I know I get grumpy if I got 12 hours without food, can’t imagine a little guy would tolerate it much better. 

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