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Not interested in solids - cut milk feeds??
« on: February 10, 2015, 15:05:08 pm »
Hi all, my ds is 7.5 months. Recently weaned from breast to 4 x 6/7oz bottles/day and taking 4/5oz at night (12/1am usually). He has little to no interest in solids. He won't open his mouth for a spoon and seems to enjoy playing with finger food but doesn't swallow any. Of course my dd1 was a totally different story and took to solids happily from Day 1.
I have read the article on baby's refusing but it's hard not to worry/get frustrated! I'm just wondering if I should look to cut his milk intake to stimulate his appetite? He should technically be only on 3 x 7oz bottles at this age.. He is 18lbs and in 50th percentile for weight at recent health check.
Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks

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Re: Not interested in solids - cut milk feeds??
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2015, 16:35:37 pm »
It's perfectly normal for a LO this age to be on 4 milk feeds per day and for many a night feed too.  It's also quite normal for some LOs not to be too interested in solids right away but become more interested later on, say around 9 months or so.  I know how we all worry about food and milk though.
If you wanted to cut a milk feed I would look at that night feed. This would be a suitable time to gradually wean that and bring all the calories into the day hours. You might find his interest in solids picks up after dropping the night feed.


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Re: Not interested in solids - cut milk feeds??
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2015, 17:42:58 pm »
Thanks for your reply, re-assuring to hear you say all those things! Yes, I feel the night feed may be largely habit for both of us at this point. In going to try dropping an ounce every few days and see how we go.

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Re: Not interested in solids - cut milk feeds??
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2015, 19:05:50 pm »
Sounds like a good plan :)