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7 months

Hi my child is now 7 months old and is on solids 3 times a day, 9 am, 1 pm and 5.30 pm. He is also having milk feeds at these times plus before bed and when he wakes in the night (1-2) my question is, is it to early to cur back to say bf at 7 am and 7 pm only because i'm back at work in July and need to be prepared!! Oh yeah he also drinks about 100 ml of water from a beaker. All opinions and suggestions greatly apreciated
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HI,

the ideal situation is that breast milk is the main food for at least the first 12 months, with the solids only being supplementary.  This is also because a child less than one year can not easily digest solids (you may notice a lot goes through still recongisable) and breastmilk is still the most digestible and complete nutrition.

If you are going to / need to cut down his milk so much, you may want to replace with formula for now.

Some others will chime in here too.



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I have tried him on formula and even on breast milk from the beaker but he just will not take it!! I was thinking maybe giving him something like baby rice mixed with my milk for his 1pm meal?
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He may be going through a phase of being fed up of milk, some babies go through it. But it's important to persist. Babies need around 20-24 oz of milk a day until they are a year old.
I do think mixing it with his food is one option if you are struggling to get him to take it.
If you need to keep up your milk supply while he being like this, you can express your milk and try feeding him with a spoon or different means.
My baby girl enjoys her expressed breastmilk chilled in the warm weather and warmed in a jug of hotwater when it's cooler. She is always willing to take it from a bottle. Have you tried experimenting with the temperature you offer his milk to him at? It might spark up his interest in his milk again.
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I'll try that. He is still interested but only if he gets to take it from breast!! He would feed all day if I allowed him!
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