What's is your baby's feeding schedule ?? and How much of what ? Let's compare !

Juliette - posted on 01/12/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )

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What is your baby's rough feeding schedule ?
How much formula i your baby taking per day ?
What food have you introduced ? and what do you like using so far ?
A lot of this is guess work and going by what our babies like them selves but I think it woudl be great to see what everyone's feeding/sleeping schedules.

Lots of Love and best Wishes Jules and Sarena ( Born April 24th 2009 )

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Kimberly - posted on 10/07/2011

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Mine is wakes between 7-9 . Has a 7 ounce bottle 830-930 2tbs cereal 11-12 7 ounce bottle. 3-4 7 ounce bottle 6 rice and vegtable. 7-8, 8 ounces of AR formula

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6 am nurse and cereal
9:00 sometimes a short nap
9:30 am sometimes snacks on cheerios or yogurt
12:00 lunch (she is mostly on finger foods now)
1:00 afternoon nap
3:00 nurses upon waking
5:30 dinner
7:00 nurse before bath and bed.

Penelope eats a variety of foods. She has had most fruits (kiwis, blueberries, raspberries, bananas, grapes) and small pieces of cooked broccoli, carrots, peas, green beans. She isn't a fan of most meats so I have to sneak them in. I puree lasagna and she loves macaroni n' cheese. I've had some luck with chicken. I've tried to get her a little of each food group for each meal and as long as she has a variety she is happy.

Jennifer - posted on 01/25/2010

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My daughter Alayna is 9 months (1/11) and hers is a routine more than a schedule:

8:15am Wakes up gets 4 oz of formula while mommy makes 3ish oz of whole grain oatmeal cereal (or occasionally grits) and 2 oz of fruit (I make all my own baby food)
20 minute cat nap sometime between 10:30am and 11:30am
12:30 Lunch is 6 oz of formula and a little all natural yogurt if she is still hungry
Nap shortly after lunch until about 3pm
Snack bottle of 4 oz. @ 3:30ish
5:30pm Dinner is 3-4 oz of a veggie and a mixed fruit (about 2-3 oz) and 3 oz of formula.
7:45 (the witching hour! lol) Bath, Bedtime routine with a 7oz bottle (not in the crib). Down to sleep by 8:30pm
(Lately it's been 9-10 because she's teething and have a rough time with the two front teeth. It's hard for her to relax.)

She sleeps through the night.
Gets sips of 1/2 strength apple juice throughout the middle of the day when she may be thirsty.

Her diet consists of 95% homemade food. the Cereal and formula of course are store bought.

Veggies she eats are: Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Acorn Squash, Butternut Squash, Cauliflower and cheese, Broccoli, Peas (mixed with something else)

Fruits: Base fruits are Bananas and Apples. I often mix them with: Dark Cherries, blueberries, avocado, apricots, peaches, orange, pineapple, strawberries, plums and prunes and jicama.

She eats chicken occasionally but we are still having a little issue with texture, she's getting better though and warming up to it. =)
I let her eat whole fruits with the babysafe feeder and sometimes I let her bite off little bits of a piece of fruit i have.
No pasta or rice just yet. Getting ready for egg YOLK ONLY scramble. I guess it's the egg whites that pose an allergy risk.

HAPPY FEEDING Y'ALL!!

Stephanie - posted on 01/25/2010

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6:00 am - 6oz bottle of formula then back to sleep until arount 7:30 or 8



9:00 am - egg, or 1/2 jar of fruit and 1/4 c. oatmeal or rice



12 noon - 1 4 oz jar of veggies and 4 oz juice mixed with water.



3pm - snack time - 1 serving of what ever snack shes getting( i.e. 1/2 a banana, 1/2 c puffs, ect..) and 4 oz water



6 pm - i 4oz jar of meat and veggies or rice and veggies. with a couple tlbs. of fruit if she wants it. Usually she doesn't take the extra fruit.



8pm - 8 oz bottle of formula.

Sara - posted on 01/25/2010

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He gets 3 6oz(18oz total) bottles a day (8am, 1pm, 8am),
He is eating mostly finger foods, but I am also giving him purees & cereal until I use up the rest of my supply.
He eats 3 meals a day - breakfast is cereal w/fruit, pancakes, waffles or eggs. lunch-chicken/apple loaf, pasta or a jar of baby food with meat. dinner is the same as lunch just a little more. He gets snacks in between all of his meals - these are usually gerber puffs, wagon wheels, mum mums, bitter biscuits, bread or lil crunchies.
He has been sleeping through the night since he was 6wks old. goes down at 8pm and wakes up between 7 & 8am

Mandi - posted on 01/19/2010

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Yay! We're doing baby-led weaning too! Lots of mess but he loves to try new foods and eating by himself.

Here's our routine, all the way from... Finland! :

7ish-8ish Touko wakes up, we get up and I start preparing breakfast which usually is
*rye porridge, some fruits

9.30-10ish morning nap till about 11-11.30, then lunch
*usually part of something we're eating, fruits and vegetables (Touko loves mangos, bananas, apples, cucumber, bell peppers, green salad etc), rye bread, full grain barley, pasta, rice... Sometimes fish, eggs, chicken... If we're eating them.

13-14ish afternoon nap until 14:30

around 15 a snack, if needed, fruits, rye bread etc, soon we'll start trying milk products like viili, rahka, butter milk, yoghurt.

16:30-17ish dinner, whatever we're eating (parts of it) pretty much the same as lunch.

And then I'm working on getting an evening porridge to fit about 18-18:30 and to bed around 19-19:30 (usually we still snack on some berries in the evening, or berries in sour milk products, e.g. rahka.)

And lots of demand feeding of milk, I have no idea of the amounts. Water with meals.

I don't know when he eats at night, but about 0-2 times a night.

Kerry - posted on 01/18/2010

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how old r these babies because i have a 9 month old and he wont eat any finger foods and he still wont eat stge 2 food am worried after hearing what all other babies r having dylans routine is
4am 7oz milk
7am 5 tablespoons ov porridge
11 7oz milk
2-3pm broccoli potatoes carrots but mashed so its all mush
5pm 1jar ov any dinner choice and 1 yogurt
7pm bed time 70z
do u think this is enough

Jennifer - posted on 01/18/2010

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Breakfast - 8 oz formula bottle, oatmeal mixed with 2 oz fruit, or straight 4 oz fruit
Lunch - 8 oz formula bottle, 4 oz vegetable
Dinner - 8 oz formula bottle, 4 oz "meal" - meat w/veg, mac n cheese, veg cheese risotto
Bedtime - 6 oz formula bottle
snacks - puffs, apple juice (no more than 4 oz 1x/day), "real" food.

DH and I aren't the healthiest eaters, so he only sometimes gets what we have. It depends.

Natalie - posted on 01/17/2010

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Our normal day

5:30am - bottle (240ml) usually goes back to sleep

6:30/7ish am - 2 weetbix with fruit and milk with a piece of toast. May have 1 weetbix with fruit, with a piece of toast and yoghurt.

9:30/10am - Bottle (240ml) plus baby jelly

12ish - Veggie/ Meat mix plus custard or youghurt and watered down fruit juice (usually whatever we eat - mashed/chunky. He loves spaghetti bolognaise, cottage pie, stroganoff, casseroles, lamb shanks off the bones, fish and veg). May even have a sandwich instead.

3:30pm- Finger food (fruit, banana, pear, strawberries, mango are his favourites) Rice cakes juice also offered

5:30pm - Meat/Veggie Mix (usually the same type of food as lunch), Yoghurt, Arrowroot biscuit

7:00/7:30pm - Bottle (240ml)

Anna - posted on 01/15/2010

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Typical day for us

5-6am milk feed (no idea how much, I'm normally still half asleep- he latches on, has what he wants and goes back to sleep. We co-sleep, BTW)

7.30am either mini shredded wheat soaked in a little bit of milk, or a slice of toast. A couple of dried prunes (he loves them, strange child) or a banana)

mid morning- raisins, a rice cake, or some fruit. Pear is a favourite.

12pm- Whatever we're having, normally omlette, cheese on toast (but not if he's had bread already, because of the salt), home made soup or quiche (again, home made)

1.30pm-breast feed.

3pm-same as the mid-morning snack.

5pm- Again, whatever we're having for dinner. We're doing baby led weaning, which means no jars, no pureeing, no cooking seperate baby meals, and lots of mess! His favourite dinners are pasta bolognaise (he's getting really good at picking up little bits of mince), roast dinner, and anything with tomatoes in. He'll have a dessert of yogurt (but only if I can face the mess) or fruit.

7pm Breast feed.

11pm Breast feed.

He also has unlimeted access to water all day, and I give him extra milk feeds when/if he asks for them.

From what I understand, you only have to be careful with eggs/peanut butter etc if you have a family history of allergies. As long as they're introduced gradually, and you watch for signs of possible reaction, there shouldn't be a problem.

Denise - posted on 01/14/2010

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I have the same fear on the peanut butter and eggs. what I have read sort of discourages peanut butter because of possible allergies. I too would love to introduce it because of the high levels of protein but have decided to wait. She is getting alot of protein though through the formula and baby foods so I think we are doing ok. dr says all ok so I'm happy. However that being said I think you need to continue what your doing if it is working out for you. I guess thats why they say every child is different but this does offer us a chance to see where we all are. Thanks for all your post it sure has helped me. "Gabriella's MoM",,,

Samantha - posted on 01/14/2010

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Hello Everyone!

Nichole is now almost 9 months. She just started this eating schedule a few weeks ago.
7:30-8 AM - fruit (cut up bananas, strawberries, mixed fruit cup, etc) with 6 oz bottle (formula)
morning snack - puffs, mum mums, cheetos, or yogurt melts
12-12:30 PM - 1 pasta pick ups (turkey and veg, pasta and cheese, beef and veg, etc) fruit and 6 oz bottle
afternoon snack - puffs, mum mums, cheetos, or yogurt melts
5-5:30 1 pasta pick ups, veggies, and 6 oz bottle
8-8:30 8 oz bottle --goes to bed, sleeps through the night ;-)

i thought my daughter was too young to start eating the pasta pick ups - she has 3 teeth!! but my mom introduced her to them, and she loves them - she mashes them fine, although she knocks about half of them on the floor : ). same thing with the cheetos - surprisingly they desolve a lot like the puffs - nichole likes them because she can hold it while she gnaws on it, it seems more satisfying. Also, I love the fact that she can now feed herself, it allows me to a) eat my lunch, b) continue with what i have to get done ((of course with keeping an eye on her))

Brenda - posted on 01/14/2010

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Hi Everyone,

Tiana is now 8.5 months and this is her eating schedule as of 8 months.

7:00am - approx 4oz of breastmilk nursing (as she never usually drinks more than 4 oz of breaskmilk or formula at one time)

9:00am - Water in sippy cup. 3 tablespoons of cereal with breastmilk or formula (favourite is oats with fruit) and 3 tablespoons of fruit.

11:00 - 2 to 4oz breaskmilk in sippy cup (working on it...not always perfect yet)

1:00 pm - 3 tablespooons cereal with breastmilk or formula - 3 tablespoons of veggies

and water to drink.

2:30 - mums or handful of puffs and water in sippy cup.

4:00 - 4oz breastmilk in sippy cup.

5:00 - mums or handful of puffs while I prepare our dinner.

5:30 - I make my own dinners for her as she often spits up with the jar meats. I prepare a meat dish with fruit or veggies cooked from a baby cook book. Very simple easy reciepes. 20 min - Makes approx 6 servings that I freeze in individual baggies, So I'm only doing it 2 twice a week to alternate dishes. Then I just add extra 3 table spoons of veggies and water in sippy cup. 3 table spoons of fruit for dessert.

8:00pm 4oz breastmilk - nursing bedtime. She is starting to sleep through night, but occasionally wakes around midnight for for approx. 2 oz nursing and a snuggle. ;)



I'm just starting to introduce her to cooked finger foods, such as peas, carrots, yolk of eggs and pasta, but she is yet to really like anything but "mushy".

LauraBeth - posted on 01/14/2010

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Ali Marie,

Gabriel gets protein all day long! There is protein in Gerber DHA oatmeal, rice, mixed grain, veggies and fruit (in baby food jars) and the formula and or breastmilk is full of nutrients such as protein and iron. Did your Dr. say it was alright to feed your little girl eggs and peanut butter? My Dr. said absolutly no eggs untill he was one due to possible allergic reaction, also it states that in most baby books, I was just wondering because i would love to be able to feed Gabriel eggs for breakfast!

Ali Marie - posted on 01/13/2010

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what the??? I'm confused! My doctor ripped me a new one bc my daughter was only eating protein once a day...he told me she needs a protein, vegetable, and starch 3 time a day! I dont see any proteins in any of these feeding schedules and your babies seem fine-right?? Why did he make me feel like a bad parent??

Anyway this is Pangea's schedule:

Depending on what time she wakes up...(which depends on if we wake her up getting ready for work or stay quiet letting her sleep in)

before 7am--6oz bottle first thing (because I'm too lazy to actually make her food lol)
after 7am--oatmeal with fruit (not sure about the exact oz's I just eye-ball it)

~9:30-10am whatever I didn't feed her when she woke up (so either a bottle or fuit and oatmeal)

12:30 snack of some mum mums, banana, peanut butter, cheese, crackers, cherrios, apple, pear, or mango slice, etc some kind of finger food snack and watered down juice. This is basically practice time for her to feed herself and use a big girl cup (she never gets anything from sippy cups so she just drinks out of regular plastic cup)

2:30-lunch: eggs, beans, or some other kind of protein with steamed veggies, and rice or pasta

~4:45 small bottle 4-5oz

6:30 dinner, same as lunch but usually more meat than another kind of protein Whatever we're eating minus the spices. Although we love feeding her turky because they she gets nice and sleepy =)

8:30 4-6oz bottle before going to bed at 9pm

sleeps through the night

Aimee - posted on 01/13/2010

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my 9 month old has weetbix for breakfast round 8.30am with babymilk to make it really mushey, a bottle for morning tea 150ml then lunch round 12 is mashed banana and cracker bottle for afternoon tea 150mls and at tea time i make her mashed vegies just kumear colliflour brocolli peas and then at bout 7pm she has 200ml bottle and down for the night :-)

Denise - posted on 01/13/2010

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Hi guys! My baby girl Gabriella get the following...We rise and have a 6 oz bottle at 6:00 in the morning (still on formula) then she has cereal (either oatmeal or rice or cream of wheat) with fruit at about 9:30 but may at times just have another bottle, then we have lunch at 11:30-12:00 and that consist of a couple of teaspoons of cooked pastina mixed with the gerber stage 2 vegetable like the carrots or sweet potato I started this because the vegetable are way to watery and this gives it some texture. she will also have about 3/4 jar of fruit, and about 2 oz of juice,then 2 hours later she usually has a bottle about 6 oz (snacks in between)then dinner at 5:30-6:00 which consist of a jar of veg,mashed potato or pastina (mixed into the veg) fruit,and juice. and 2 hours later a bottle which sometimes is her last bottle because she falls asleep around 10 and most of the time sleeps all the way through till the morning she may wake at night and she will then have another 6 oz bottle. In between her feedings she has her naps and she will also have water, and sometimes a little juice loves the v8 juice splashers. I also give her snacks like wagon wheels, yougurt melts, Loves Cheerios, fresh fruit like grapes (served in that stocking feeding thingy so she doesn't swallow it whole) apple slice.....all of these which she just chops on but manages to get most of it down.(we also discovered we like rice so sometimes she will eat a couple of grains of cooked rice...(Yep! spanish baby in training...LOL) she is now 8 1/2 months and weighs about 19 lbs and is 27 inches... dr says we are doing good. amazingly she has not broken a tooth yet but any day now, any day now....I can see them coming through all together mind you...LOL

LauraBeth - posted on 01/12/2010

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6:30 wake up 6oz formula
7:00 1/2 cup oatmeal and 1/2 stage two fruit
10:00 1/4 cup puffs and 5oz juice (40% juice 60% water)
12:00 6oz formula 2 stage 3 jars of food (dinner and veggie)
3:00 1/4 cup puffs or 1 stage 2 jar of granola and fruit mix 5oz water
6:00 2 stage 3 jars (dinner and veggie) and 1 stage 2 jar fruit with a few puffs about 30 mins after he gets 6oz formula
right before bed usually around 9:00 he will drink another 6oz of formula

He is not a big baby though he only weighs 24lb but he is 33in long and VERY ACTIVE!!

Oh he also takes 2 cat naps during the day..

Gabriel like all kind of food the only thing he wont eat is peas he hates them!

Sara - posted on 01/12/2010

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Ok, here is his normal schedule.
8:00am - wakes up, has 6oz bottle
9:30am-has 1/4 gerber cereal with fruit(the boxed..ie, rice with mixed fruit/oatmeal and banana/rice and apple)
~finger food snacks in between.
12:15pm-4-5oz veggie or fruit puree and a 6oz bottle
~finger food snacks in between
4:00pm -6oz bottle
~finger food snacks in between
8:00pm-6oz bottle

~ for finger foods he gets any of the following...small pieces of banana, sweet potato, green beans, peas. Gerber Puffs, Wagon Wheels, Lil' Crunchies, Mum Mums, Bitter Biscuits, cooked pasta

Terra - posted on 01/12/2010

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My 8 month old son eats 4-8 oz of cereal (oatmeal w cinnamon, rice with peaches, etc) around 6 in the morning, inbetween then and 10 he has a 6 oz bottle of formula. At 11:15 he eats 4 oz of veggies and 4 oz of fruit. He usually has another 6 oz bottle around 2:30 then eats 8 more oz of fruits and veggies. We also just introduced him to the puffs so he started snacking on those today inbetween. Then he will usually wake up at 2 in the morning for one more bottle. Geez... my kid eats alot lol

Kimberly - posted on 01/12/2010

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My 9 month old get a jar of baby food when she gets up. Some type of fruit or rice w/fruit. Then she also gets some wagon wheels or, puffs, or baby mum mums, or lil crunchies. Then a small bottle of formula. When she takes a nap around 12 she has a 8 oz bottle. When she gets up she gets crackers, wagon wheels, ect. Then at dinner she gets another jar of baby food. Veggies, or meat. Then cracker or one of her other snacks. Then another small bottle. Then at bedtime which is around 9-10 she gets a 8 oz bottle. She slleps all night and the cycle starts all over.

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