My son will be turning 1 at the end of the month and I'm thinking of weaning him between now and 18 months - I'm still breastfeeding him four time a day right now, but would like to drop all feeds except his bedtime feed. I should also say he is a huge baby at 27lbs (100 percentile of for height and weight), and I've been supplementing him with formula since he was about 8 months - of which he's getting about 30oz a day.
My problem is he doesn't seem very interested in solids, I am trying to be very patient by offering him a variety of foods everyday and letting him decide what he will eat and what he doesn't want to eat. Needless to say, he doesn't want to eat much besides fruits, crackers and bagels, although guacamole was a huge win for us lately. He's allergic to dairy, so he can't have cheese or yogurt (or all the yummy stuff I gave up to continue breastfeeding him) and he won't even touch the soy yogurt. If I offer him what we are eating he just squishes it and throws it on the floor (not into mixed foods at all). He'll eat a pear if I offer it to him AS-IS, but if I peal and slice it he'll automatically reject it.
So my question is: should I be reducing the amount of formula I'm offering him so he'll have a bigger appetite for solids? When I googled "how much milk for 1 year old" most say two or three cups a day, but my son is so big that I'm worried that wouldn't sustain him. We just got him to sleep through the night (yay!) and we don't want him to start waking from hunger again . . .