Babies: 9 - 12 Months

Not drinking as much?

DS will be 10 months old next week. I have EP since he was 3 months old and he has only had BM, never any formula. I started giving him solids at 5 months, and his schedule was four 6 oz bottles a day, cereal/fruit in the AM, and veggies in the PM. Then a couple of weeks ago he started not wanting the bottle much. He would push it away after only a couple of oz, but he woofs down his solids. So I've been giving him a 30 minute or so break and giving him more, but he won't drink more than 4 oz total even with the break. I'm lucky if I can get him to finish 5 oz. I've tried adding in another bottle, but he won't take it. I thought maybe he was getting bored with the bottle so tried multiple styles of sippy cups which he wants absolutely nothing to do with. So now we're down to four 4 oz bottles a day. I'm worried he's not getting enough BM, but am not really sure if this is just normal because he's getting older? Any advice would be appreciated, or if I'm overthinking it! Thanks ladies!
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Re: Not drinking as much?

  • LO had her 9 mth apt yesterday.  Pedi said 16-24oz of BM/formula per day plus 3 meals.  Growth is starting to slow down and interest in solids is increasing. If your LO still does purees, you can try mixing BM in with them to get some extra


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    LO had her 9 mth apt yesterday.  Pedi said 16-24oz of BM/formula per day plus 3 meals.  Gro

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  • My LO is 10 1/2 months and he also started doing this about 2 weeks ago. He was drinking 22-26 oz and is now drinking 20-21 oz but some days it's a struggle to get him to drink 20 oz. I did hear 16 oz is minimum but like you I do worry that it w
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  • On Kelly Mom it says at 7 months, babies take on average 30oz of BM, by 11 months they are down to 19oz. I know everyone really pushes that BM should be the main source of nutrition until age 1, but then suddenly they say 1 or 2 nursing sessions is normal
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  • My LO started 3 meals a day at 9 months.

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  • My DS is 9.5 months and he is EBF. He takes in about 20 oz a day with 3 solids meal a day. He never took in more than 5 oz but is usually at 4 oz per bottle sometimes less. He has decreased his oz from about 25 oz to 1820 oz now.
  • Your DS needs about 19 ozs of breastmilk, so he's pretty close to that amount.  You could also mix breastmilk with his solids.

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