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My son has recently started solids and does not want to drink formula! How much formula should a 6 month old be drinking in addition to solids?

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danibsn

Asked by danibsn at 3:27 PM on Dec. 2, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Solids are just for practice in the first year. Give him the formula first and don't offer solids until he's filled up on that.
    riotgrrl

    Answer by riotgrrl at 3:36 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • give him solids first, but not too much. then let him fill up on the bottle. that's the way i did it. i think after yoiu start solids it no more than 30oz a day
    armywife43

    Answer by armywife43 at 3:41 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • Here's a menu plan, this helped me..and NO food before formula, the formula is where all the nutrient's is. As riotgrrl said above, food's just for practice really.

    http://www.heinzbaby.com/english/pdfs/Heinz_Starting_Right_Guide.pdf
    aidansmyheart

    Answer by aidansmyheart at 3:58 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • Formula should not be reduced until later. Even though food does provide some nutrients, it's not enough at this stage to replace formula.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:07 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • Riotgrrl is right.... Formula first then solids. And your baby should be drinking at this age 24-37 oz in 24 hours.
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 4:13 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • What I was told was no less than 24oz of formula a day. The formula should be the main source of nutrition.
    sammygrl77

    Answer by sammygrl77 at 5:37 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

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