how much solid food does your baby eat a day

Jin - posted on 11/24/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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My daughter eats about 1/2 jar of baby food (stage 1) a day, plus one feeding (one table spoon) of rice cereal. I have been feeding her solid since she was 5 months old. That's all she manages to eat. According to the beech-nut/gerber feeding guide, she should be eating a lot more than that. She also takes about 600ml of express breastmilk a day.

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Jenny - posted on 12/18/2009

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my daughter has about 6-8oz of solid food in a day, and drinks also 16-18oz of formula also a day.

Tricia - posted on 12/15/2009

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Well, my daughter eats a stage 3 (about 6oz) of breakfast jar food (usually some fruit or oatmeal with fruit) and I alternate that with cereal. So Ill give her a jar today and oatmeal tomorrow. She eats that then she'll take a 3-4oz bottle of formula immediately after. I let her snack on toast, Gerber graduates snacks, or fresh fruits. She LOVES the zesty tomato puffs from Gerber and they're easy for her to grasp and eat by herself. My baby loves chilled tomatoes too!! For Lunch shell get an 8 oz bottle of formula. Then for dinner, Ill give her a stage2 Dinner with a Stage 1 vegetable side followed by 3 ounces of formula. Finally at night she gets an 8.5 oz bottle of formula. Hope this helps!

Kerrie - posted on 12/14/2009

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my daughter eats toast for breakfast , half a jar of dinner an pudding for finner an what ever we have for tea she has mashed up an pudding again ., an then a rusk for supper plus 3 70z bottle 1 morning 1 after afternoon sleep an 1 for bed . she is 8 months old on x mas eve

Sophie - posted on 12/07/2009

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my son eats half wheatbix morning, quarter of stage2 jar 4 lunch with a yogurt, then anouther quarter of jar for dinner with banana. and has 3, 7oz bottles in a day. milk part is ok but hes not eatin enough solids cuz he has bin poorly l8ly. he wont eat my homemade food at the mo but hopefully he'll eat it wen hes a bit older and sits down to eat with us.

Allison - posted on 12/06/2009

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My little one eats about 4 tablespoons of rice cereal at breakfast and then about 1/2 to 3/4 jar of baby food at supper along with 4 - 8 ounce bottles per day. He's a big boy. Although some days he just doesn't seem all that interested in eating his baby food.

Gina - posted on 12/05/2009

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remember that babies rely on milk for nutrition for the 1st year. baby food is just for experiencing new textures and new taste and learning how to eat. BF babies are usually less picky food eaters because they always get diff taste. my lil girl gets a little bit of baby food 3 times a day...she's 7 1/2 months

Natasha - posted on 12/05/2009

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My son is almost 8 months old and eats 3 or 4 jars of solid food and 4 260ml (9oz) formula a day! He is a huge guts and still sometimes wants more then this! He is not crawling yet either and is getting fat think he needs to start moving! lol :)

Claire - posted on 12/03/2009

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my baby is eight monhths old and i started giving her rice cereal at four months with mashed banana but by six months she would only hand feed her self finger foods so now she eats basically a three course meal three times a day of tamato, biscuits cheese,ect,, some times she'll eat her vegies but she loves lots of fruit so i dont have to worrie that shes not getting enough vitamins and minerals because i allways try new things as much as she wants to! she also on formula of whitch she will drink four to five bottles of 250ml

Amy - posted on 11/29/2009

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My daughter is on the smaller side but has always been a good "eater" Not in the amount of food but her willingness to take what I give her. Whether it was breastfeeding, cereal, or jar foods. She eats 2 1/2 jars of food daily with one bowl of cereal in the morning. Of course with her bottles too.

Chat with your pediatricion who knows your baby well and see what they say. (:

Julie - posted on 11/28/2009

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My son is almost 7 months and he eats 3 jars of food one foe breakfast, one for morning tea and one for dinner plus a bottle at each.

Deanna - posted on 11/28/2009

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Bailey is almost 8 months old and barely eats solid foods. I have had some success with toast, cheerios and cooked pasta. As for baby food... she doesn't usually let me get a spoon into her mouth. She has quick hands and pushes it away. The odd time I can get her to eat some sweet potatoe or banana, but it is very frustrating!

Jin - posted on 11/27/2009

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wow, parker eats more baby food in a day than my daughter does for a couple of weeks. :P I have heard boys eat much more than girls, I didn't realize the difference can be so huge. my daughter is not crawling yet.

Lauren - posted on 11/25/2009

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Parker eats 2 full containers for breakfast and the same at dinner. He doesnt seem to be satisfied with any amount i give him. hes taking 8oz per bottle and would like to take more. I dont know if he needs more because hes crawling now or if hes in a growth spurt.

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