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    Solids vs formula

    My 6 month old is now able to eat a good small bowl of solids (approx. 4 tablespoons rice cereal + half jar of baby food) in one feeding. I've been mixing this with his regular formula (6oz), and after the solids, he finishes off the milk. I feel that now that he's able to eat more of the solids that I should reduce his formula and mix the rice cereal with water instead. Does this make any sense?

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    Until the age of 1 milk is still the most important for babies. If I were you I'd continue mixing his solids with formula instead of replacing it with water. Don't reduce milk intake.

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    Agree. I give my baby (9 mths old) one feed of congee in the morning and fruit in afternoon plus 4 feed of milk a day. Doctor also recommend the second feed of congee should after the age of 1. Otherwise, he will reduce the milk intake and the major nutrition should from milk before then.

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    Sorry, I think I didn't explain the situation properly. I don't mean to replace formula with solids, what I meant was whether to reduce the amount of formula used to mix with cereal or give the normal amount of what he's taking. So that means, same amount of formula + cereal, would that be too much. I still give at least 4 formula feeds a day. Thanks for the feedback!

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    As long as his total milk intake over the day is not reduced I guess you can experiment with solids since it is only 1 feed. I'm assuming you want to change the texture of the solids so he gets used to eating a thicker texture ?

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    I'm just concerned about over-feeding him since he'll be taking the same amounts of milk a day plus on top of that 2 feeds of solids which consists of a good small bowl of cereal-jar baby food that's all.

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