This is so great! We’ve been like you – totally afraid to remove Owen’s bottles in the morning and night for fear that he will not have enough calories, but his GI doctor keeps telling me that we at least have to be giving solids BEFORE the bottles (which we do, other than the morning) because solids are so much more important at this age. We’re going next week and if he hasn’t gained well again I’m sure she’s going to tell me to get rid of his morning bottle. That’s going to be SO hard, but at least after hearing your story now I can see it might really work. Thanks for sharing – and congrats! You guys deserve some good news!
hey stacey! great news for you guys. i wanted to add my two sense on laura’s suggestion, because this is exactly how we had hannah drink milk, although she really prefers the vanilla or banana drinking yogurts plain…but we found that as long as the cup was transparent, she’d drink the yogurt-milk from the cup. it took a long time, but she finally drinks maybe 8 oz of milk a day…an interesting suggestion i read elsewhere too, if you wanted to track the amount of milk (though i know you don’t) is to take a 16 — 24 oz container and keep milk in it and use that for all of the cooking, etc that you do for her…because i know after relying on formula for so long its weird to suddenly say so long to all of that guaranteed nutrition…but these kids are amazing, aren’t they? they always seem to get what they need.