Just looking for some guidance on how much solids i should offer my LO, who will be 9 months old this week.
I am doing BLS, only helping him to spoon feed really messy stuff like yogurt. He normally nurses about 8 times a day, although right now it is more like 10-12 times, as he is in the middle of a big growth spurt. He is a big strong boy, 23 pounds 31" tall and VERY ACTIVE. He has not gained much weight since his 6 month check up, he was a chunky 22 pounds then, so I am trying to nurse and feed him as much as he wants.
Recently he is showing a real interest in solids and I feel like he wants to eat quite a lot, but I know solids should not interfere with nursing at this age. I used to just give him little bits of food, but am experimenting with how much he will eat if allowed to. This morning (after nursing) I offered him 1/2 a fresh pear and he ate it all, 1 slice of cheese, which he also ate, then 1/3 of a banana, which he ate most of. At dinner he ate 1/2 an avocado. I just put the food on his tray and let him do what he likes with it.
Is this too much for his age? Or is it ok to follow his lead and feed him more?
Also, I have heard it is ok to offer small amounts (2-3oz) of whole cow or goats milk once in a while in addition to nursing after 9 months old, is this true?