My ds2 is 10.5 months and after a few months of gradually trying I've managed to get him to drink aptimil alerpro formula (he's intolerant to cows milk). The problem is he doesn't drink huge volumes and judging by the fact he's having more wet nappies than before I don't think he was taking much breast milk during the day either. I was still feeding lots at night (6-8 times) but for the last few days we've been doing some sleep training which is going amazingly and we are down to 1-2 night feeds. So I'm hoping soon I can totally wean him as I'm a bit sick of being dairy free myself.
I've read he should have 500-600mls milk per day but he's not having anywhere near this. At the moment if I'm lucky he gets 2 120-15l bottles. I can try upping it to 3 bottles so maybe we can get close to 450mls per day but I'm concerned that he's taking less solids now I'm trying to push the formula. I'm guessing solids should be more important at this age? He's a brilliant eater but mainly blw so again don't know quantities really as a lot gets smeared around. If he's not getting calcium from dairy foods is it really important he does drink plenty formula?? Any advice?