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Weaning advice needed please

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Tristansmummy Wed 26-Oct-11 13:54:21

I have a 5 month old who has just recently started solids. He now gets about a third of a wee jar (pureed fruit) in the morning and about half a wee jar (pureed veg/dinner) mid afternoon time. Before we started solids he was taking about 8oz of milk 5 times a day and I expected this to drop when he started eating more actual food, but he still takes 7oz with his "meals" and usually 7-8oz at the other 3 feeds. I'm worried I'm feeding him too much.
Honest opinions please?

BertieBotts Wed 26-Oct-11 13:55:30

Milk feeds don't usually drop until 9 months or so - when solid food is really established. Milk should still be the bulk of their nutrition until they are one anyway. It sounds fine smile

Tristansmummy Wed 26-Oct-11 14:13:58

Thank you. It's so difficult to tell if you're doing things right, it's nice to get reassurance. smile

RitaMorgan Wed 26-Oct-11 14:16:31

You don't really want him dropping any milk before 6 months anyway - solids are just for little tastes and exploring different textures at this age. He'll drop his milk as he starts to eat more - he'll still need at least 20oz a day between 6-12 months.

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