have started my 5.5 mnth old girl on solids and now she is showing little interest in having her milk

Posted on: February 19, 2010

she is on breast milk and use t o have top feed of 7 oz formula 3-4 times a day ( as I work for some time I have to give her formula when I am not available)…but now when I started her on fruits and veggies mashed..she loves them and has suddenly decreased her milk intake..She makes such weird faces when I give her her bottle..but the moment I give her fruits or mashed banana ..she takes it instantly…What shd i do to make her have her milk? However she is still taking my breast milk..but I am worried hse will soon lose interest in her regular milk…Help!!

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I don’t know if you are planning on feeding her cereal (it’s beneficial because of the iron), but I mix 1 oz. of formula from a 6 oz. bottle with the cereal and add a fruit or veggie. Then when she’s done, I feed her the remaining 5 oz. She will drink it all, or drink as much as she wants to feel full. That seems to work pretty well for me. Good luck!


New mom to Keira, 5 months!
As long as she’s still drinking a good amount of breastmilk, I wouldn’t worry about the formula. Breastmilk and the solids are all she really needs to keep her healthy. You may have to breastfeed her a little more often to keep her well hydrated and pump some for during the day when you’re at work, but there’s certainly no harm in that.
Aww! She just loves the new tastes and textures of solid food. Just try giving her milk to drink intermittently with her food; she’s just trying to say “No, mom! I want the tasty num nums first, then maybe milk later!” 😀

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