Hi everyone. My little boy is almost 7 months old. I started him on solids a month ago, and he took to it wonderfully and loves his food! Prior to solids I was breastfeeding him every 3 hours approximately, sometimes every 2-2.5 hours. He has always been a very efficient and rather quick feeder, but I think he would get enough because he gained weight normally etc.
At the moment his breastfeeds have quite suddenly decreased. I sometimes offer boob before a meal, but he'll turn away and cry. Then when I sit him in his high chair he'll happily gobble down stewed pear, fruit, roast vegies etc. For the last 2 weeks he has also been sleeping through the night.
His routine is like this right now:
7.30am he wakes up. I offer boob, and if he refuses I'll sit him down for half a mashed banana, some yogurt and sometimes some vegemite toast shared with his older sister.
12 noon - lunch, mashed sweet potato or pumpkin, custard.
2-4 - nap (sometimes he'll have a breastfeed before this nap)
6pm dinner -chicken veg casserole or bolognaise, yogurt
7pm breastfeed, sometimes he's so tired though he'll go to sleep without a feed.
I read somewhere that breastmilk should still be the most important part of their nutrients until they're 1 even if they've started solids. Will my son be getting enough of the nutrients from the breastmilk if he's only feeding 3 times in a day?
I'm so confused! My daughter wasn't into her food that much, and always preferred milk!