Posted in Bottle Feeding, Starting Solids, Babies

Self-weaning before 1 year

My LO is 8.5 months and I can barely get her to have 21 oz of formula during the day. Sometimes I can get more in her if I add it to her puree, but she mostly eats finger foods so that may only add an ounce for the day. She isn't waking at night and seems happy/not hungry during the day. I know everything says I should try to get her to eat 28-32 oz until age 1, but could she be self-weaning? Should I just let it be since she isn't waking hungry?

  • Anonymous
    Jan 30

    21 oz isn’t a horrible amount! I’d say if you’re focusing on giving formula before offering table food then I’m sure she’s fine! If she was drinking like 8oz that might be a different story!

  • Julie
    Jan 30

    I think that’s perfect!!! But I’m not a pediatrician, haha. My daughter was the same and my pedi said that it was okay!! If anything she’s become more of a milk lover since I transitioned her to whole milk. Anyway, at her upcoming 9 month checkup say something to her dr but overall she sounds on track!! “Food before one is just for fun” is some silly thing someone came up with that means nothing!! When I mentioned it to my pediatrician she told me that the whole “food before one” saying is silly and at a recent convention there was actually a whole session based on how to get parents to stop thinking this!

  • Olimpia
    Jan 31

    Yea I think she’s trying to tell you she’s ready for foods and supplement with formula.