My DS is 7 months old and I've now worked up to three solid meals a day, he's usually eating them give or take the odd bad meal or day. Trouble is he still has all 5 bottles of milk (he's formula fed) so my day is something like this -
8am formula bottle 11-am solid meal + formula bottle 2pm - solid meal + formula bottle 5pm -solid meal + formula bottle 8pm - formula bottle
He shows no signs of wanting to cut back on his milk and if he's grumpy thd bottle always soothes him rather than sitting in his high chair for solids.
When do I need to drop a milk feed and what am I doing wrong?!
I always gave formula an hour before solids. It meant DD wasn't so hungry that she was grumpy and just wanted milk, and also meant she didn't fill up on solids and therefore drop milk too quickly. To be honest she didn't really drop any milk feeds until about 9 months.
My son is also still happily drinking all his milk with 3 meals per day. I tried reducing each feed by an ounce and he was still finishing so we're back up to what he was drinking before weaning. HV has said he will regulate himself. He has 8oz on waking (5,6,7am - still varies) then at 10am, 2pm and 6pm. I offer him food at 8am, 12 noon and 4pm. He always finishes whatever I give him!