My DD is almost 9 months old (but born a month early so technically almost 8 months). She was born small but has shot up and now about 8.5kg. She is exclusively breastfed and has been on solids for about 3 months now.
I'm worried that she is losing interest in breastfeeding. I don't know if this is a problem or how much she should feed at this age? She never seems to 'ask' to feed anymore and when I offer half the time she's not interested. She will have 3-4 short feeds (generally one side only 5-10 minutes) during the day and 1 feed overnight where I give both sides.
Her solid intake is variable and she seems quite fussy so I don't think she's getting great nutrition so I'm not sure if I should back off solids a bit or keep pushing on. She has 3 'meals' a day comprising (on a good day):
Fruit mash about 1/2 cup (pear, Apple, mango, blueberry, apricot).
1/4-1/2 cup yoghurt or custard
Finger food either a fruit and yoghurt pikelet, small sandwich, veggie cheese and egg patty, rice cakes, grated cheese.
She pretty much refuses savoury mash so anything savoury has to be finger food - grated veggie patties, roasted veggie sticks. She's not really eating meat or eggs and with the finger food not much goes in so I don't think she's getting anything substantial aside from fruit and yoghurt 😁
I have no idea if the amount of breastfeeding is a problem nutritionally at this age or if I should just go with what she's wanting? How often were you breastfeeding your 8-9 month old babies??