Opinions on Eating Pattern - 8 month old
I was hoping people could give me their opinions on my DS eating patterns as an 8 1/2 month old. He started solid foods around 6 months and took to them. I'm asking advice because I work outside the home a lot of hours, and so I just want to double check that this makes sense.
A typical day:
Nurses with me around midnight
Nurses with me around 4 AM
If I'm still at home at 6AM, he'll nurse again, otherwise my husband gives him 2oz of bm mixed with 2 oz of formula (my supply just won't keep up) He'll also get a jar of baby food -- he's a fruit fanatic, usually pears or prunes.
Nanny then lets him snack though out the day -- usually gets a total of 12 oz of 50/50 breast milk/formula combo, plus maybe another jar of fruit.
I get home sixish, he nurses as soon as I walk in the door. Then he might have a few bites of fruit (half a jar) or whatever we're eating for dinner. He nurses before he goes to bed (7:30ish). If he wakes up as we're going to be around 10, I'll nurse him again.
If I do the math, that's four-five nursing sessions, plus another 12 oz of breast milk/formula, plus solids. Does that seem like enough breast milk to you guys? I don't want to be substituting solids for high quality nutrition. He's always been slightly smaller than average -- mainly 40th percentile. It seems okay to me, and he certainly is a happy guy, I just worry about whether I'm doing the right thing. TIA
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