My 11 month old is healthy and happy, but she has been only moderately enthusiastic about food. She frequently turns away when I try to feed her food and likes some, but not many of the finger foods I've offered. I'm guessing I get maybe 5 oz of food in her a day. She fares a little better with her caretaker whom she lets her feed her well 5 days/wk - I think she gets closer to 9 oz those days. As far as breastmilk, she is currently getting nursed in the morning and night and getting 3 bottles of 4oz BM during the day (5 breastmilk feedings)
I asked her ped who said she's probably getting too much milk and I should only be giving her BM 3 - 4 times a day, preferably 3. I was hoping my baby would lead the way on this one, but perhaps I should cut back and assume she'll make up for it with food. Feels so funny after working for so long to keep my supply up to now go in this direction, but she *does* need to learn to eat food. What do you think?