How much solids is your baby eating?

Lacretia - posted on 11/20/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )

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Just wondering how much I should feed my son solid foods (born on 4/30). Currently I'm giving him fruit with oatmeal for breakfast and a vegetable with rice cereal for lunch (and real pureed apples for dessert). Should I give him something other than his formula for dinner yet? Has anyone started on "O's" or cut up food?

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Andrea - posted on 12/03/2009

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My 18.6 lbs son, born 4/20, is breast feeding pretty much exclusively. He refuses to eat any cereals and baby food. He loves to gum cucumbers, raw potatoes, and pickles. And will eat mashed potatoes, french fries, Bread, and Gerber Puffs. of all that he probably only eats an extra once of food per day (if that).

Maria Angela - posted on 12/02/2009

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Hi,



My son just turned 8 months and I have been giving him yogurt with fruit as an early morning snack. Breakfast is later and it consists of multi-grain cereal with breast milk and fruit. Lunch is a vegetable and rice..and dinner is meat, veg and either pasta, bread or rice...



Around two weeks ago I started to give him our food cut up in tiny pieces, almost mashed. He appears to like it very much and we have not experienced any issues as yet.

Renee - posted on 12/02/2009

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I do cereal w/fruit in mornings & fruit at lunch, thn a veggie at dinner, but I've been having trouble getting him to eat. I have to trick him by taking bottle away then sneak a bite in & stick the bottle back in his mouth. I've had to give him meds due to ear infections & I think he thinks everythg is medicine.....any suggestions?!?

Emily - posted on 12/02/2009

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My son was born 4 weeks early on 20thApr weighing 5lb2oz now 32weeks old & 17lbs..his food goes something like this(all homemade by the way!!)

Breakfast- Weetabix with full fat milk..5oz bottle

Lunch- Mashed Veg, Yoghurt with mashed fuit 5oz bottle

Snack-Ricecake/chopped fruit

Tea- mashed potatoes & mince(or something similar)..fruit or cheese,Juice or water

Supper-fruit with cereal

Bath..5oz bottle..Bed.

It may seem like a lot but my health visitor said yesterday it was great!!



Emily :)

Diane - posted on 12/02/2009

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Quoting Becky:

My boy loves to eat, too!!! He was born 4/30 and is now 22 pounds. Once we started feeding him food, he took off! In the morning when he wakes up, he'll either have breastmilk or formula (depending on the time), then about an hour later, he will have cereal (either oatmeal, rice or the yogurt blend cereal) mixed with formula and some fruit. For lunch he has 1/2 a jar of veggies and 1/2 fruit and will have the same for dinner, although sometimes I'll mix some of the meat in with the veggies. He's on stage 2 foods. Can't quite handle anything SOLID yet, though....at night before he goes to bed I'll breastfeed him, and during the day he'll have two or three bottles, each at 6 ozs.


my son is also 22 lbs (born 4/20)!!  he was already heavy before starting on "solids" though.

Diane - posted on 12/02/2009

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my son was born 4/20--he currently has rice cereal with fruit for breakfast, chicken or turkey for lunch, & fruit &/or veggies for dinner. He takes in 4 8 oz bottles of formula daily also.

Marahia - posted on 12/02/2009

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I give my son (born 4/27) formula for breakfast, formula and rice cereal with apple sauce for lunch, and just rice cereal and milk for dinner. I give him juice through out the day when he wants it. Just wondering what "o's" are.

Siobhan - posted on 12/02/2009

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my baby was born 06th april i give her porridge or fruity cereal for breakfast for lunch chicken dinner or cottage pie with apple and pear dessert then dinner potatoe veg gravy and mixed fruit for dessert she get two bottles a day one 70z on waking and then evening another 70z. food generally varies from day to day just to give her some variety however i do suggest cow and gate meal planner this is great from their website it will keep you right

Elisabeth - posted on 12/01/2009

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my little girl is the same. she loves to eat! She starts her morning with a bottle then some cereal. before her morning nap another 4 oz bottle, and later some fruit and veggies(stage 2) before her second nap she has another 6 oz bottle and then for dinner she has the other half of her veggies and fruit. But she is almost 8 months old and now eating a full thing of stage 2 at lunch and dinner.

Becky - posted on 12/01/2009

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My boy loves to eat, too!!! He was born 4/30 and is now 22 pounds. Once we started feeding him food, he took off! In the morning when he wakes up, he'll either have breastmilk or formula (depending on the time), then about an hour later, he will have cereal (either oatmeal, rice or the yogurt blend cereal) mixed with formula and some fruit. For lunch he has 1/2 a jar of veggies and 1/2 fruit and will have the same for dinner, although sometimes I'll mix some of the meat in with the veggies. He's on stage 2 foods. Can't quite handle anything SOLID yet, though....at night before he goes to bed I'll breastfeed him, and during the day he'll have two or three bottles, each at 6 ozs.

Dawn - posted on 11/26/2009

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my son was born 4/9. he eats 5 tablespoons of cereal (rice or oatmeal) with fruit when he wakes up. this is mixed with formula, so whatever formula I do not use in the cereal, he will drink afterwards...maybe 2 oz or less. a few hours later he'll have a 4oz jar of baby food for lunch. a few hours later he'll have another 6-8 oz bottle. for dinner he'll have a 4oz jar of baby food and 1/2 a jar of dessert (applesause, bananas, etc). before he goes to bed, he;ll have another 8 oz bottle. my boy can eat!!!!!!!!!!

Fatin - posted on 11/24/2009

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hi. i breastfeed my son when he wakes up. later he will have a tablespoon of cereal as breakfast. as for lunch, he will have porridge with mash carrot and chicken for about three tablespoon. same goes for dinner. from now and then, say about every 4 hrs, i breastfeed him.

Jennifer - posted on 11/24/2009

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Our daughter has fruit mixed with oatmeal cereal for breakfast after a bottle or nursing. She has a veggie for lunch and then she has fruit, veggie, and oatmeal cereal for dinner. I make my own food most of the time.... We had issues with constipation in the beginning. So, we switched from rice cereal to oatmeal. We also introduced two servings of apple juice mixed with water. She gets that along with formula....

Megan - posted on 11/24/2009

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My daughter was born on April 27th. She eats cereal mixed with some babyfood in the morning when she wakes up,And then usually 2 ounces of formula after,Then a jar of babyfood a fruit for lunch, And then for dinner a jar of babyfood a veggie for dinner.Shes on stage 2. She has bottles in between, But shes never went over 5 ounces at a time. She eats smaller bottles more often,Always has. But Ive never had a problem. Shes never been constipated and her doctor said everything she eats is good.

Jin - posted on 11/24/2009

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My daughter eats 1oz of veggie or fruit in the morning, and 1 table spoon of rice cereal in the afternoon. That's it. She also has about 20 oz of milk throughout the day in 4 to 5 feedings.

Karen - posted on 11/24/2009

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My daughter was born on the 5th of april and she eat's everything from sausage's to chicken nugget's and everything else, she still love's her bottle's though..... She has'nt even got any teeth yet.

Summer - posted on 11/24/2009

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Mine get a little bit of applesauce at dinner, maybe an ounce. Sometimes an ounce at lunch if she seems interested. Other than that, none really. Maybe a taste of our mashed potatoes or rice if she's leaning in and making the face. :)

Christina - posted on 11/23/2009

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My son has 3 tablespoons of cereal in the morning with fruit. For lunch 3 tablespoons of cereal with vegetables ( Stage 2) and dinner 3 tablespoons of cereal and dinner (stage 2) and he also has about 3 bottles throught the day and sometimes a 4 ounce of juice cut with water

Tash - posted on 11/23/2009

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my son will have a bottle (250ml) when he wakes first thing in the morning. then he has rice cereal for breakfast. he'll then have another 250ml at lunch time then either fruit or vegetables a little while after that. i haven't given him a dinner mean as yet, just a bottle before he goes to bed.

Adrienne - posted on 11/23/2009

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Hi, i had my daughter the same day as you. She has a 8oz milk when she gets up, she then has solid breakfast and make 5oz of milk, whatever i dont use to make her brekkie she has as a drink, then at lunch she has 1/2 jar of food then 1/2 jar of pudding ( i normally make my food and store in jars but do use baby jars too) then at 4pm she has 6 oz milk then for tea she has rest of food and rest of the pudding. Then she has another 8oz bottle for bed. She is now on mashed lumpy foods (stage 2 baby food) but every baby is different hun! xx

Tanya - posted on 11/23/2009

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My son born 4/11 eats oatmeal with fruit in the morning and quinoa with a vegetable in the evening. The morning feeding is 1/8 cup oatmeal with 2.5 oz. fruit. The evening feeding is 1/8 cup quinoa with 5 oz. vegetables. I use freeze dried fruit as finger foods and this seems to work very well for him. He has also had banana and avocado in a mesh holder.

Kathy - posted on 11/23/2009

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At 7 months I increased my daughter to 3 meals per day of fruit or veg w/ oatmeal, along with nursing her in the morning and evening. This is what the doctor suggested at her 6 month well visit. Once she started getting 3 meals per day she started getting constipated. I called and spoke with the nurse who said she should still be getting 3 feeding of formula/breast milk per day and is fine with 2 meals of solid food (they should be getting at least 24oz of fluid per day). The breast milk/formula is higher in fat and calories than the baby food and it provides them with extra fluid. Since I decreased her meals and increased her breastmilk, she's been going fine ever since.

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