I think the guidelines are 500ml of milk a day between 6-12 months. If you're concerned about his intake but don't want to up the feeds you could maybe increase it by using milk/ yoghurt etc. in cooking?
I wouldn't worry, it sounds like more than enough. I had similar fretting about DS and being unable to measure his intake but honestly I think babies are pretty self-regulating, he's probably taking as much as he needs and if you are giving yogurts and porridge, it'll be plenty.
he should still be getting most of his calories from breast milk for the first year
i think that eating 3 meals a day is a lot for a 7 month old. no wonder he is finding it a struggle
"Breastmilk should make up the majority of babys nutrition through the end of the first year. At some point toward the end of the first year, most babies will gradually begin to need more iron and zinc than that provided by breastmilk alone - at that point, additional nutrients can be obtained from small amounts of solids.
Some babies thrive on breastmilk alone until 12 months or later - as long as your baby is continuing to gain weight and grow as he should, your milk is meeting his needs well. "
Sounds like plenty - DS2 moved to solids at 6 months - and mixed feeding - and has bf morning, evening and in the middle of the night with bottles (generally around 4 oz each time) of formula at 10.30ish and 2.30ish - and he's happy and thriving.
lillymolly, it is really hard to know how much they're getting, I always used to worry. It does sound like plenty, as tinier says if he wanted more he'd probably let you know. We just have to trust their appetites, random as they seem at times.
Hi there. My DS is similar age & weight. Our routine is: 6.30am breastfeed 8am breakfast 11am breastfeed 1pm lunch 3.30pm breastfeed 5.30pm dinner 7.30pm breastfeed If he has porridge for breakfast then I also express milk and add that.
It's quite stressful isn't it, trying to gauge how much milk they're actually taking? The last time I had DS weighed (about 4 weeks ago) he had only put on 10oz in 5 weeks so now I am constantly fretting that he's not getting enough milk! Plus, when I do feed him, he is on and off the boob and trying to grasp the nearest object of interest.