Re: Solids and weaning giant baby
I think that at this point, you want to start reducing the amount of formula your LO is getting, and keep the number of nursing sessions constant. Wean from formula first- it's expensive and it's not as good for your baby as breastmilk is, and since the amount of formula he's getting is fairly large, it's probably reducing his appetite for solids. (My understanding is that 32 oz of formula per day is kind of the max amount for an exclusively formula-fed baby, so 30 oz per day plus 4 nursing sessions a day implies to me that your LO is getting plenty to eat.)
That all being said, many babies are not all that interested in solid foods until well after their first birthday. Your baby's solid food diet sounds pretty typical for a not-quite-1-year-old. Just keep offering a variety of healthy solids and eventually he'll start putting them into his mouth.
Is there any particular reason why you want to wean down to just 1 feeding per day? I personally am a huge fan of toddler nursing- I nursed my first until age 3 and plan to go at least that long with my second- and while I know it's not something that works for everyone, I also think that a lot of moms wean around age 1 out of frustration or because they're getting pressured by friends/family/society. And then they can miss out on a lot of the benefits- and the fun!- of nursing an older toddler. I'll be happy to talk up toddler nursing if you're interested. Which I encourage you to be- if your LO is allergic to dairy products, your milk can really be an important source of nutrition for him, since you're not going to be able to offer him a sippy of cow's milk. It's a lot easier to fill baby's fat/calcium needs by nursing than it is to get those needs met with solids- considering how picky toddlers are!
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