I just started introducing my 5.5 mo to foods like pureed carrots and potatoes this week, which he LOVES, but it seems he is now drinking one less bottle a day. He's only having a small ice cube tray of the food (mixed with a few drops of formula), so it doesn't seem enough yet for him to reduce the milk.
Luckily he was always a big eater, so maybe now his milk consumption is closer to average, but I'm curious to know whether this is common.
Also, he has mild reflux, which I thought would be better with certain foods, but it seems the colour of his puke now just takes on the characteristic of the food du jour (i.e., orange like the carrots, or starchy like the potato!) Can I start to give him food now without the milk in advance (as advised in many books/sites?)