Too much solid at almost 10 months?

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Registered: 04-21-2012
Too much solid at almost 10 months?
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Sat, 08-11-2012 - 11:27am

Hi all,

Little one will be 10 months old in a couple of weeks and has increasing disinterest in her bottles.  We are down to only 20oz of breastmilk a day (5 - 4oz bottles) and even then she doesn't always finish them.  This is what her schedule looks like:

wake up (6:30-7:00): 4oz bottle

8:00- 3-4 TBSP fruit

9:30: 4oz bottle

NAP

11:30: 2-3 TBSP oatmeal, 2-3 TBSP veggies

1:30: 4oz bottle

NAP

3:30: 4oz bottle

5:00: protein , 2-3 TBSP veggies and/or fruit

6:45: 4oz bottle

 

Pediatrician said she should be getting 3 meals a day of solid foods and even snacks!  I don't give her any solid snacks and I'm concerned I'm giving her too much solids?  I keep reading that BM should be primary source of nutrition for first year, but she definitely seems more interested in the solids than she is in the bottles.  Any insight is appreciated.  Thanks!

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-21-2012
Sat, 08-11-2012 - 11:54am

I forgot to mention, I do try to sneak in a few ounces with her solids.  I make her oatmeal with breastmilk and mix it in with her veggies if I can.

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Registered: 09-12-2011
Mon, 08-13-2012 - 11:07am

I think it is alright as long as LO is active and growing well. My bubs have the complete opposite problem. He is turning 1 end of this month and is still demanding milk. He takes anywhere from 35-40oz of milk a day. On a good day, he takes 4 teaspoon of solid per day with a little snack here and there. I tried everything. But he will seal his mouth shut and demands milk.

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Registered: 10-14-2010
Mon, 08-13-2012 - 1:28pm
I think you're doing fine! Some babies only ever drink around 21 or 22 ounces without even having solids, and your baby is still very close to that plus her solid meals. Breastmilk is still definitely the primary source of nutrition, even though the amount isn't as much as she used to drink. I think at a year my daughter was around 18oz plus solid meals. Just think--if you were nursing, you'd have no idea how much she was getting and would just assume she was getting enough. I always tried to think that way when I was preoccupied with how much my daughter was/was not consuming.

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Registered: 04-21-2012
Tue, 08-14-2012 - 6:37am

That's a good point about the nursing.  I liked that I knew exactly how much she was eating, but yeah, if I was nursing I'd have no idea.  Thanks for the feedback!