When do you start feeding baby three meals a day ?

Daisy - posted on 08/12/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )




He is 7 months old and gets a 6 oz bottle every three hours and he gets a jar of baby food at noon. I am pretty sure he isnt hungry through out the rest of the day but I dont want to starve him if he needs the extra food.


Ashley - posted on 08/14/2010




my son will be 7 months on the 27th and i am currently feeding him 2-3 solid meals a day and 3-4 bottles of 6-7oz of formula. he gets a 7oz bottle when he wakes up around 9ish..then around 1pm i give him a 4oz jar of baby food with a few gerber puffs and a little water in a sippy..then around 2-3pm i give him a bottle..around 5pm i give him another 4oz solid feeding either fruit or veggies depends on what i gave him earlier..then around 8 i give him his cereal~2tbsp mixed with fruits or veggies and a little formula to thin it out slightly..then around 9pm he gets another bottle and its off to bed! it just depends on the baby..this is what were doing for my son and it works for him!

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I just went to the doc today & they gave me a nutrition sheet for a 6-7 month old.
"Daily Amounts"
27-45 oz of breast milk/formula daily
1-2 tsp of baby cereal per day
2-6 tsp plain strained/mashed veggies or fruits 1-2 times each day
limit juice to 2-4oz (always dilute with half water)
Hope this helps :)

Stephanie - posted on 08/15/2010




my dr told me to add 1 feeding of "solids" per month, starting at 6 months.
so at 6mos i would give her some cereal before her bottle at dinner....7 mos i added breakfast into the mix...8 mos i added lunch.
while i was doing this my daughter was still getting a bottle in the morning, 2 in the afternoon, and one with bed. approximately 20 ounces per day of formula.

hope this helps!

Aicha - posted on 08/14/2010




ofer the baby foods when you eat your breastfast and lunch and dinner and any snacks and if breastfeeding nurse when baby wants to that is what I do with my daughter she is 11 months old now

Daisy - posted on 08/13/2010




Thank you all. This is a great learning experience and I am glad you have all given me your opinions to work with. I appreciate it ~!!~

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Catriona - posted on 08/15/2010




my baby girl is 6 months old and has....4-5 ounce first thing in the morn, then about halr to an hour later she has breakfast- packet cereal or porridge, then she has dinner around 1 o clock, usually potatoes veg meat, and supper around 6 o clock, yogurt, stewed apple or jelly with yogurt, or whatever, i try to vary it every day... she also has about 3-4 bottles of formula in between. this may seem like a lot but she is a hungry baby, always was from day one! dont worry, baby will let you know when he/she is hungry or full!

Jennifer - posted on 08/14/2010




wic can give you a guideline that is what i have taped on my wall and i go by it

Angela - posted on 08/13/2010




At 7 months, babies only need 1 serving of solid food as their systems are not yet ready for 3 course/day!
If the baby is exclusively breast fed then he's getting enough food. Once they hit a year you can go to 2 servings per day because they're still breastfed!

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I agree with Natasha and Emily, just follow your son's cues. He'll definitely let you know if he's still hungry. Here in New Zealand they recommend working towards 3 meals a day by 9 months ish but still it depends on the individual child. My own daughter has always had a hearty appetite and was on 3 meals a day at 6 months (plus her milk) but that was just her. It also depends on how much and what you feed. If you're concerned, try offering another meal and see what he does. Good luck!

Natasha - posted on 08/12/2010




Every baby is different. Just feed him when he is hungry. A baby wont let themselves go hungry so you wont be starving him. Some babies need lots to eat (like my son!) and some only need a little.

Emily - posted on 08/12/2010




There is no 1 right answer for this. Every baby is different. Really breastmilk or formula should make up the majority of a baby's nutrition for the first year anyway. Solids are just for learning.. feed him as much as he seems to want. Just go at his pace. He'll let you know when he wants more. You aren't starving him.

Sasha - posted on 08/12/2010




At 7 month's my daughter was having toast or cereal for breakfast a sandwich or a yoghurt for lunch an meat and veg for dinner plus bottles during the day.

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