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My son is 5 1/2 months old. Started splits at 4 months. He

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HelloMy son is 5 1/2 months old. Started splits at 4 months. He eats 2 oz of fruit and 1 oz of vegetable a day. He o my eats 20-24 oz of formula a day.... and even so it's hard to get him to take it... he will suck 1-2 oz from the bottle and after I have to feed him the formula from an adult glass/cup (scares me of chocking) or mix it with cereal and spoon feed.he is 17.5 lbs and 261/2 inches long. The pediatrician says 24 oz is the minimum and it's a daily struggle to get him to eat that much. He wakes up at 6.30 and drinks 3-4 oz max (after sleeping for 8 hrs), then 5-6 oz at 10 am, then 5-6 oz at 2 pm, then 6 oz at 7 and 3-4 oz at 10 pm. Thoughts?? Thank knyou!!

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S.
I will try my best to help you.

Does he take more easily from cup?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Most times yes
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
But sometimes not even that

Thank you for the input.
As the baby can take easily from cup, you can try it.
Risk is less when taken in sips.
There will be coughing in case of choking.
Though sippy cup is usually used at about 1 year, some babies can use it as early as 6 months of age.
You can try that as he is almost 6 months old.
I hope this information will be helpful.
If you have any query, please feel free to ask.
Wish him healthy life.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Thanks. What's the minim amount of formula he needs to drink every day?

The amount of formula will decrease as he gradually takes more solids & the minimum requirement will also vary.
His daily intake after taking solids may go down to 20 oz. too.

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