how much baby food should my baby be eating at 9months?

Candice - posted on 12/29/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My baby is 9months old today and i am wondering how much formula she should be getting and if i should make her eat more baby foods she is eating two jars of baby food a day and has about two bottles maybe 3. I have a hard time trying to get her to eat ceral in the moring she wants her bottle.

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Erika - posted on 12/30/2009

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Every baby is different. My daughter is 10 months old and eats 3 jars of baby food a day and nurses a couple of hours. I no longer give her cereal. She eats Earth's Best oatmeal jars. They have a variety. I noticed that she didn't care for the cereal too much.

Hope this helps a bit.

Erika
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Amber - posted on 12/29/2009

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Right now my little one is almost ten months old and she gets a 4 oz bottle in the morning with a half a cup of ceral then for lunch she gets a 4 oz bottle and a half cup of either fruit, veggie or yogurt then at her afternoon nap she gets a 8 oz bottle but doesnt always drink it all. For dinner she gets 4 oz bottle and stage 3 jar of some meat mix then at bed time its another 8 oz bottle. She doesnt always drink all the milk i give her throughout the day but she gets a good solid 3 meals

Daniele - posted on 12/29/2009

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Remember, babies should receive most of their nutrients from formula or breastmilk for the first 12+ months. There is follow-up formula that has more iron and dha than cow's milk that can be used from 12-24 months. I would make sure she is getting a variety of foods and at least 2-3 bottles of formula. The article I found said 24-32 ounces of formula, 4 tablespoons of cereal, two servings of vegetables and fruit, and 2 tablespoons of protein (beans or meat). This is only a go-by. Some children need more, some less. Trust your instincts. If your baby doesn't want to eat food, she may not be ready. Back off for a week or so and then try again. Good luck!

Candice - posted on 12/29/2009

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THank you all so much this is very helpfull to have she is 9months today and we have our doc appt next week so i will def have some questions for her. I am glad to know some of you feed ceral bottles in the morning i thought i was be bad not feeding her oatmeal or something like that in the morning cause it is diff she is ready to eat when she gets up! right away very impatient...

Melissa - posted on 12/29/2009

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When my son was 9 months old, he had a cereal bottle in the morning when he woke up (around 9AM), a fruit and a veggie (Stage 2) at lunch, a formula bottle at 3, a fruit and veggie for dinner around 6, and a cereal bottle at 8:30 prior to being laid down at 9pm. By the time Gabriel was 11.5 months old, we were removing the morning cereal bottle and replacing it with a Stage 2 breakfast food, and by the time he was 12 months, he was not getting any bottles at all. Hope this helps and good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 12/29/2009

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My son is 9.5 months. He's breastfed two to three times daily (usually as soon as he wakes up, as a mid-afternoon snack, and right before bed) and he has breakfast, lunch, and dinner using baby food. Breakfast is usually three tablespoons of rice cereal mixed with one ounce of formula and three or four tablespoons of fruit. Lunch is rice cereal (again mixed with formula), three or four tablespoons of fruit, same as vegetables, and some gerber graduates that he feeds to himself. Dinner is the same as lunch except the vegetable usually has some sort of meat mixed in with it as well. Hope this helps. Your doctor should be able to provide you with some handouts that give you guidelines for feeding your baby until they're at least a year old.

Frances - posted on 12/29/2009

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my son is 9 months old also I give him cereal in the morn then a bottle and when he wakes up from his morning nap I give him people food, He takes less bottles thoughout the day and it saves alot of formula. lol I also talked with the wic people and they said it was fine to be feeding him the foods we eat!! I hope this really helped!!! Good luck!!

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