Our expert says:
Your lassie already weighs as much as a 12-month old baby, so you may well be overfeeding her. From what you say, she is also receiving 650 ml of formula per day which in itself is very nutritious and will supply her with plenty of kJ. The general recommendation is that infants from 9 to 12 months should only be given 500 ml of formula per day, so start reducing her formula intake gradually. Give her unsweetened rooibos tea or clean boiled and cooled water to prevent dehydration. The additional foods she is having can now be changed from pureed foods to lightly mashed foods so that she can start learning to eat foods that are more solid. According to the WHO infants younger than 1 year should not yet be given cow's milk, so continue with the formula until she is 12 months old and then try using diluted cow's milk in small quantities. You can try her on some yoghurt in small quantities to see how she reacts. Click on 'Diet/Food' at the top of this page and then do a search with 'Weaning' to find the various articles I have written on infant feeding.
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