9 Month old wont take more than 4oz formula. Normal?

Rachel - posted on 08/03/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My 9 and a half month old still only takes 4 oz, (max) of formula from his bottle. He does however also eat 3-4 meals a day of baby food. Anyone else have a child this age drinking that amount? Should it be more? Feed back appreciated :)

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Danielle - posted on 08/04/2012

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I wouldn't worry as long as your child is eating proper amounts and getting another source of nutrition.

Make sure that your child is not getting dehydrated as a result of not having enough formula though. I would always have a sippy cup available of water to make sure the child is having an adequate amount of fluid intake.

Also, for our son, shortly after he turned 10 months old we used that month as a weening process from formula to Whole Milk. Our son stopped enjoying formula around that time, and it was the perfect opportunity to transition him.
We did take our time and didn't push the transition though.
For the first two weeks he would have his usual 6oz bottle of formula, but we added 1-2oz of Whole Milk as well. Then the third week it was 5 oz of formula with 3oz and so on until he was weened. It took us about a month and a half..

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