DS is almost 7mths and has been having food from 6mths.
Im wondering how much food is too much?
DS has 4 x 200ml bottles in 24hrs. The last couple weeks he has been only drinking 100mls from the 2nd and 3rd bottles, i cant interest him to take anymore even after half hour rest. If i offer more milk instead of food, it doesnt satisfy him and he wont sleep for long at all. All up he's getting 500-600mls of milk.
He demands food like ive never seen and wolfs it down really fast as if he is starving. In regards to food, this is his routine:
7am - 200mls bottle
8am - 2-3tbls baby cereal + 3 ice cubs of fruit puree mixed in
11am - 100mls bottle
12pm - 4 ice cubes of meat and vege puree + 2 cubes of fruit puree
3pm -100mls bottle
5pm - Usually picks vegies/pasta off DD's plate then has 3qtrd pieces of poached fruit and feeds himself untill he looses interest or stops crying out for more.
7pm - approx 160mls bottle and bed for the night.
He sleeps through the night untill 7am.
I know its too early to be replacing bottles and he's not eating near a wide enough variety of foods to even think about replacing milk but what can i do to get him to drink more milk.
I thought about giving him 3x200ml bottles in hope he would drink all of them (which would be what he's taking ATM) rather than wasting so much by offering 4 bottles.
I have tried giving him less food but he screams at me as if he's in pain for more untill he's satisfied! He expects food now, i cant not offer it at all and i also think it's helping to make him feel full overnight.
He's a happy bub, sleeps well day and night. Hitting all milestones ect.
Hes a big boy, 10kgs.
DH wants to follow DS' lead and give him more food as he demands it meaning he will end up taking less and less milk. I think ds is too young and needs milk?