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6 month old refusing milk when started weaning

Can anybody tell me if they have had a similar experience.

I keep reading that others lo are taking 7-8 oz milk per feed, and I'm worried as my lo will only take 4- 5 oz per feed, then gets angry if I try to make him have more. He is an absolute gannet for his food, and eats everything I give him, he has never drank all that much milk, but I think the guldelines say they still need 18-20oz milk per day, even at 7 - 9 months. Even if I try to reduce his food he still wont have more milk, so I just make sure he isn't hungry.

Am worried he isn't getting all the nutrients he needs, due to lack of interest in milk. Can anyone help or advise on this?

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  • Hiya hun.. My lo is on 3 meals a day and now im trying 2 get him 2 have 8oz in morn and b4 bed but he will only drink about 4oz in morn, so i try and give him more in daytime 2 top him up but he refuses it! My hv said that if they are teething or system is adapting 2 new foods they can go off milk so i wouldnt worry! Just make sure the meals u offer are v. Nutritous xx
  • Hiya hun.. My lo is on 3 meals a day and now im trying 2 get him 2 have 8oz in morn and b4 bed but he will only drink about 4oz in morn, so i try and give him more in daytime 2 top him up but he refuses it! My hv said that if they are teething or system is adapting 2 new foods they can go off milk so i wouldnt worry! Just make sure the meals u offer are v. Nutritous xx
  • hi, i am having the same problem my lo will have 5 oz at am, 2oz to make breakfast up, upto 5oz during day if lucky and 4-6oz before bed. she has 3 meals a day as well. i am just trying lots of different foods and she loves things in cheese sauce
  • Thanks for your advice.

    All his meals are homemade, he has fish, chicken and all vegetables, he loves them all. Was just worried he wasn't getting enough milk. But I suppose his food intake will make up for it. x
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