What does your baby eat in a day? Just trying to see if my son is on track.

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My son is almost 6months and eats cereal once a day and fruit once a day and the rest of the time he is drinking formula from a bottle.

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Sarah - posted on 02/13/2010

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Breastmilk, breastmilk, breastmilk.



Tomorrow my daughter will be 6 months old. Today we gave her a first taste of avocado mashed with breastmilk. I chose avocado because it is eaten raw, with all its enzymes, which help us digest. It's high fat content also is beneficial to brain growth.



In 2 weeks we will try a new food. I'm thinking sweet potato. We will not give any grains until she is 7+ months old because infants don't make all the enzymes needed to fully digest grains until 7-9 months, despite the common practice of starting with rice cereal quite early.



My daughter is sitting unassisted, one readiness test for introducing solids.



By the way, not a single medical body worldwide recommends introducing foods before 6 months. After having an older child with gut issues and food sensitivities, I don't understand the rush.

Natasha - posted on 02/18/2010

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I have a six month old girl, she is my 3rd child and my doctor told me to start her on meats first (along with the baby cereal) because it is higher in iron for them, then work on to the vegetables, and lastly fruits. And to introduce one food at a time over 3 or so days so you can detect which food could be causing an allergy.

Brittany - posted on 02/10/2010

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my baby girls in now 6month and when she wakes up she eat a bowl of cereal then inbetween breakfast and lunch she has a 5oz bottle and for lunch veg. and then inbetween that and dinner she eat a 5oz again and then b4 she goes to bed she eat a 8oz bottle idk if that is any help or not but it seems to do the trick lol :) hope i was some help

Angelica - posted on 09/06/2012

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my daughter is almost 7 month she eats, cereal in the morning mixed with fruits. yogurt as a snack, cereal for lunch, mixed veggie with chicken for dinner, and 4 bottles of 5oz formula..

Rebecca - posted on 09/05/2012

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Hiya,



My DD is 6 months. I've been giving her either baby rice or baby porridge for breakfast, a fromage frais for lunch and then a dinner - either a veg or fruit pot by cow&gate. I tried making my own this week but she wasn't impressed!



Sometimes she misses one, if I don't catch her before she's too tired she just spreads it all over her face, so sometimes she only eats twice. She's still on the boob in between too.



Would also be interested to hear what other Moms are doing :o)

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Amanda - posted on 02/04/2014

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Okay I've been feeding my baby solids since he was four months with doctor approval.. This is his food schedule

4am 6oz bottle
7-7:30 one jar of fruit 4-6 oz
11am one jar of veg, one jar of fruit, 4-6oz
2-3pm 4oz bottle
6:00-6:30pm one jar of veg, one jar of fruit 4-6oz
7:00-7:30 4-6oz bottle
Everyone is saying I'm over feeding him.. Btw his five and a half right now.. If that means anything..

Heather - posted on 09/06/2012

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my son is 5 months n he eats 2 jars of baby food a day once n the morning n in the evening n the rest of the time emfamil formula i also give him diffrent juices 3oz of water 2oz of juice

Angie - posted on 09/01/2012

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ya that's what my daughter does too, except she's now taking yogurt she loves it.. try introducing him to yogurt.

Karanvir - posted on 08/29/2012

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Which veggies can I gv my baby nd how should I prepare them..??nd my baby is not ready 2 eat fruits how can I make him eat them..??

Kyi - posted on 04/06/2010

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My son is 7 months old and is an eating machine. he is formula fed for brekky, then will have a piece of toast, or some pureed fruit. then morning tea is a yoghurt and an arrow root biscuit & a bottle before bed. Then lunch is pureed veges (pumkin, carrot, corn etc) and some diluted juice. Again bottle before bed. will snack on a biscuit & maybe some custard for dinner/dessert & a bottle again before bedtime. He is mostly into chunky food so i bake some cubes of pumpkin & potato & carrot & he feeds himself in between eating his purees.

Lisa - posted on 04/05/2010

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My daughter is 7 months old and has cereal in the morning, sweet potato for lunch and yam for dinner. She breastfeeds in between on her command...She seems happy and content with this schedule at this time...we will continue to span out with the different food types over the next few weeks...she's healthy! That is what matters most to me...

Julieann - posted on 04/04/2010

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My peditrician and a book i read said that babies should have 2 serving of cereal a day for the iron!

Jenn - posted on 03/16/2010

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Cole is 7 months old. He has cereal in the am.....a small lunch of fruit.....breastmilk for snack....and cereal and veggies for dinner. I am waiting another month or so to introduce meats.

Nikki - posted on 03/15/2010

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no body here is crazy....its a known fact that fruits are empty calories. sure they have vitamin C but they dont have anything else to offer, and quite frankly, your very lucky that your kid doesnt favor fruits. veggies are bitter and fruit is sweet. over time, they will favor the fruits and not want the veggies. my mother did daycare for 16 years and she would know, shes taken care of many many MANY babies, and she has always seen a problem with babies favoring fruit over veggies. thats just the way it is for MOST babies. dont go calling us all crazy just because your baby isnt like most babies. any highly qualified nuitritionalist or occupational therapist would tell you the same. and also introducing wheat too early can give them wheat allergies too so you are supposed to wait or use with caution.

Destiny - posted on 03/15/2010

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First of all, I listened to my baby, not my doctor when it came to feeding! And whoever thinks fruits have no nutritional value are just plain crazy. My little guy eats 4 6-8oz. bottles a day as well as about 6-8oz. of oatmeal or rice cereal, 4oz. of veggies and 4 oz. of fruits. He likes them both equally and actually I haven't found anything he doesn't like. Squash seems to affect his eczema so I have cut that out of his diet though. When he eats too many orange veggies, he does turn a little bit orange but I have read that that is a result of the betacarotin. I just make sure he gets a good variety. I'm thinking of adding yogurt to his diet too. He eats some solids when he is in the mood for a snack. I give him the gerber snacks like the fruit puffs and stuff.

Alissa - posted on 03/11/2010

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My son will be 7 months next week. (He's considered a preemie as he was born 6 weeks early.) He eats about 1 tablespoon of grains with about an ounce of fruit in the morning; about 2.5 or so ounces of veggies in the afternoon and then 1 tablespoon of grains with an ounce of fruit or veggies in the evenings. Hope this helps!

Jennifer - posted on 03/11/2010

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Every baby is different. I just listen to my little girl. When she wants to nurse she is quite obvious about it lol. When she needs more food (usually during growth spurts) I will gradually increase the amount of food she gets. She is 7 months and eats 2 tblsp. of rice cereal mixed with flouride water in the afternoon and 2 tblsp. of a fruit or veggie for dinner and the rest of the time she nurses. Some days she doesn't get the afternoon feeding depending on if she is still hungry after nursing.

Claudia - posted on 03/09/2010

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my son is 7 months.

i give him breastmilk at 7am, 11am, 3pm (i give formula as i'm starting to wean), and 6:30ish or so

then around 8am i give 1 tbspn oatmeal (mixed with bit of fruit)

12pm i give a tbspn of some sort of vegetable

and at 5pm another 1tbspn serving of cereal (mixed with bit of vegetable)

Marie - posted on 03/08/2010

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My baby is 7 months old and he has been eating rice cereal in the morning since he was 4 months old. Now he eats rice cereal in morning with/bottle of formula, half jar of fruit and bottle for lunch and some kind of veggie and the rest of the fruit for dinner with last bottle. Max likes sweet potatoes and sweet peas. He started on the fruit and veggies at about 51/2 mos.

Courtney - posted on 02/28/2010

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In the morning right after she wakes (usually around 8am) and gets her diaper change she will get a bottle/breast then a little while later about an hour or so she will get some cereal mixed with fruit, Then at lunch time (12pm) she will have a Veggie and about an hour later she will have a bottle.Then she usually takes a nap..after her nap if shes hungry she'll get a fruit puree snack or one of those Gerber biter biscuits maybe even a bottle depends on what shes interested in.Then for dinner (6pm) she usually has one of the meats mixed with a veggie dinner and about an hour later a bottle again.

Amber - posted on 02/26/2010

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My son is 6 1/2 months. He eats cereal and a fruit in the morning, a fruit and veggie at lunch and a fruit and veggie or dinner at dinner plus puffs and he drinks formula and juice throughout the day

Sarah - posted on 02/25/2010

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my son is 6 months today he eats cereal and fruit for breakfast veggies for lunch then a 7 oz bottle then more cereal and fruit then about 3 more 7 oz bottle in the evening

Jodi - posted on 02/25/2010

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I gave Amaris veg and furit at the same time i did a half a jar each and tryed her on the same kind about 3-4 days for allegies and k3eept doin that i would try peaches apple suace and pears cuz there more unliley to get an allgic reaction with those

Marci - posted on 02/25/2010

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At 6months I started my daughter on cereal with a little applesauce 2 times a day then about 2 weeks later added veggies at lunch. between meals she has a little bottle. Doctor told us after veggies to start fruit but I am not sure when to give her those. With fruit or not.

Jodi - posted on 02/25/2010

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My 6 month girl has breast in early morn then ceral with banana around 1030 them breast during the day and for supper veggie and furit and a day snack like yogurt

Rosie - posted on 02/25/2010

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my daughter is 7 months old shel hve a jar i mornin with a bottle then in the afteroon shel hve a yoghurt 4 lunch with a bottle the shel hve dier bout 5 with a bottle then shel get her last bottle about 7 but sometimes shel hve sum chocolate or sumthin x

Dana - posted on 02/25/2010

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I'm following a routine on that just to make sure i'm not missing on nutrients. According to my routine at 6 months morning fruit puree with cereal later on, oat cereal. at lunch veggies purree (but before mixing potatoes with carrots and so on you need to start one at a time preferably root vegetables first which he'll take more easily, that is potato, carrots, courgette, swede, green beans... later on brocolli cauliflower turnips avocado...), and in the evening baby rice with fruit puree (apple, pear helps with constipation)... as for the amounts my son turned six yesterday and he tried new tastes during his last three weeks, now he's having around five tablespoons of veggies, two tablespoons fruit puree in morning, still didn't introduce oats, and five teaspoons baby rice with two tablespoons fruit in the evening.

I puree veggies and fruit and store them as ice cubes in freezer each ice cube is equal to a tablespoon... so today for example he had three cubes of sweet potato with two cubes of carrot and one cube of chicken stock for lunch... it was his first chicken stock, he liked it.

Heather - posted on 02/25/2010

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my 6 month old has a 6oz bottle first thing in morning, then 3 hrs later has oatmeal with fruit before nap, 3 hrs later has a 6oz bottle, 3 hrs later has rice cereal and veggie and 3 hrs later has a 6oz bottle before bed. my dr said that everything was fine with that. dr also said to move her up to the 2nd stage of foods. she can have juice too but is not too interested in that right now. she has her two bottom teeth in so we have started trying VERY soft table foods with her.

Sarah - posted on 02/25/2010

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My daughter is 6 months, she has a 8 oz bottle when she wakes, then some porridge,another 8 oz at lunch and some friut or a rusk a couple of hrs after that followedby another bottle late afternoon, some veg for dinner then a 8oz b4 bed!

Emma - posted on 02/25/2010

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my 6 month old roxanne has cereal in the morning bottle around 10 then food for lunch then a bottle around 3 then food for tea then a bottle before bed. she also has 2oz of jiuce with each meal and after her meal she has either a fiut pot or a yogurt but she was weaned at 3 months which is why she eats so much xxx

Lana - posted on 02/24/2010

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Have you started giving veggies yet? I started giving veggies before fruits. Fruits are sweet and are naturally better tasting, so it might be a challenge for the baby to take veggies after fruits. You can first start with potatoes or carrots. Then add squash. After these 3 are working well (along with all the fruits), you can intermix them. Ex: carrots and apples mixed together or squash and carrots mixed together.

Christina - posted on 02/24/2010

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My son turned 6 months on feb 11th and we started him on cereal at 4.5 months because he was not satisfied with just milk. I kept him on rice cereal only for the first month and then introduced oatmeal cereal at breakfast when he reached 5.5 months old. We have started onto vegetables and he has tried about 5 different ones and likes them all. On a regular day he has oatmeal with some fruit mixed into it at breakfast plus a bottle; half a jar of beginner vegetable and bottle at lunch another bottle late afternoon and mixed cereal at dinner with a bottle and another bottle before bed. I was always told you go through the vegetables first and once they are taking them well then you move onto fruit otherwise they are accustomed to the sweet taste of fruit and won't like the bland taste of the vegetables.

Shonna - posted on 02/24/2010

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My daughter will be 7 months on the 2nd and weighs 18 lbs. For breakfast she eats a stage 2 jar of fruit and a 7 oz bottle,lunch she has 1/2 of a 3-in-1 meal (yogurt with fruit and veggies in it) and a 7 oz bottle, supper she has a stage 2 jar of veggies(sometimes with chicken) and a 7 oz bottle, then before bed she has a 7-8 oz bottle and some baby oatmeal.

Ashley - posted on 02/24/2010

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I give my son about 5-6 bottles a day, but I give him cereal and fruit in the morning, at lunch I give him a little bit of fruits, vegetables, and some meats, with a little bit of apple juice. Then at dinner I give him the same thing as lunch with out the juice. Of course this is all store bought baby food because he has no teeth. When you start him on baby food more offten I would suggest taking your time, maybe start giving him lunch. It will cut down on the formula. Aswell as start with fruit, vegetables, then meat . Good luck !

Jodi - posted on 02/24/2010

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My son is 7 months and in the morning he drinks a bottle. Most of the time depending on how hungry he seems I'll give him a jar of baby food. Sometimes it's the macaroni and tomatoe beef one and sometimes it's applesauce. For supper I mix some rice cereal with something sweet(applesauce, sweet potatoes) and on the side I put squash, peas, greens beans, or mixed vegatables. not all at the same time though lol. mainly he likes his bottle.

Lynsey - posted on 02/24/2010

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My son is a week over 6 month and i had to stary him on food early because he wasnt satiisfied with milk just last week i started him on a breakfast dinner and tea he only niow has a bottle at bed time and with his breakfast and i have noticed a big difference in him x

Kelly - posted on 02/24/2010

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We live avocados in our house. They grind up really well in those baby food grinders. If you like to make your own, you can also steam and grind up cauliflower (I use the food processor or bullet grinder for that). You can add tablespoons of water as needed to make it smoother and freeze the rest in ice cube trays, then transfer them to a ziploc for perfect little portions. You can also do that with sweet potatoes, organic carrots, etc. Have fun!

Mel - posted on 02/24/2010

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My little boy is 6 and a half months and we started weaning him almost 2 months ago. He has his bottle when he wakes - usually takes around 5oz (not really fussed with it), he then has his breakfast around an hour later - usually cereal with banana or pureed fruit. He then has a bottle around 11.30, lunch about an hour later which is usually veggies followed by a yoghurt or some fruit. He has another bottle around 4pm, tea about an hour later which is again veggies followed by yoghurt or fruit, and then at abot 7pm he has his bedtime bottle and takes around 8oz. Have just introduced chicken to him - not over keen just yet though!

Claire - posted on 02/24/2010

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Grace (she'll be 7months next week) has 4 bottles (7oz) a day (initially when I was weaning her, she had 5 bottles but I dropped the dinnertime bottle). Now, I stagger her breakfast, lunch and dinner around these 4 bottles (as I find Grace will either eat solids then refuse the bottle or vise versa) so her day goes:
7:15am Breakfast (usually porridge/few fingers of toast)
8am Bottle
10:30am Bottle
12pm Lunch (half a jar&yougurt)
2:45pm Bottle
5pm Dinner (half jar,pudding& finger foods of veg)
7pm bottle then bed

Melissa - posted on 02/23/2010

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Babies are supposed to get most of their nutritional needs from formula or breast milk until they are 1 year old. At least according to Canadian standards. They are introduced to solid foods at anywhere from 4-6 months so that they will eat other foods when formula or breast milk is not their main source of nutrition. My little one has a bottle in the morning and then some cereal a bottle or two (depending on her hunger that day) then either a meat puree mixture, fruits or veggies for dinner. I like to change her food so she can eat almost anything. The biggest thing to remember is when introducing new foods keep them on only one for a few days so you can see if there is an allergy or if there is a reaction you have to retry all the food they ate in the days leading up to the reaction. I hope this helps!

Julieann - posted on 02/23/2010

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My little girl is 6 moths now and i feed her rice cereal and a fruit for breakfast and a 5oz bottle which she usually doesnt drink the whole thing then for lunch she gets a veggie and a 6oz bottle then 3 hours later another 6oz bottle for dinner she gets rice cereal and a veggie and some formula and a 6oz bottle before bed!

Joanna - posted on 02/23/2010

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My son is almost 6 and a half months. He is nursed 4-5 times a day, and also get a fruit in the morning mixed with cereal, lunch is a vegetable and fruit (no cereal) and then for dinner is given a fruit and vegetable with cereal.

Crystal - posted on 02/23/2010

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hi there my son is 6mths old too, and he pretty much eats the same thing..he just eats cereal twice a day once in the morning and once at night. Im also getting him to try veggies but he doesn't like them very much :) he is in the 50%. he weighs 17.5 lbs.

Jill - posted on 02/23/2010

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my son is 6 months tomorrow and he eats rice cereal and fruit for bfast, veggie @ lunch and the veggie @ dinner time....he is taking 4 bottles a day and about 6-8 oz each time. He is in the 10th-253$ % for weight too with all that food!

Jennifer - posted on 02/23/2010

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Laurel...my little girl was born at 36 weeks and has consistently been in the 25th % for weight. She'll be 6 months at the end of the month and has been eating cereal since about 4 months. We started with a little at a time. Then, at 5 months we started introducing fruits/veggies one at a time. Now she does 4 tbsp oatmeal cereal and 1/2 jar fruit for breakfast and nurses. Then, nurses about 2 more times before dinner where she'll have 4 tbsp rice cereal and the rest of the fruit and 1/2 jar veggies. Then, 6oz breastmilk bottle before bed. I really have no idea how much she drinks per day because I nurse her everytime except before bed so my husband can be involved.

Stephanie - posted on 02/22/2010

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If you are concerned you can go to the Gerber website and do a meal planner and it will map out everything your baby needs for a whole week. If you don't like something or your baby won't eat certain things (mine dislikes greenbeans right now) then you can alter the menu on the computer. Its really neat and I don't have to worry about if he is getting the right amount of everything.

Erin - posted on 02/22/2010

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My son will be six months on the 27th and he eats cereal with a fruit in the morning with water in his cup and cereal with a vegetable in the evening also with water in his cup. He gets formula the rest of the time which equals anywhere from 19-25 oz. a day.

Amber - posted on 02/22/2010

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my son is 6 months 2 weeks now. Last Sunday (a week ago now) we started him on solids. For a week he has single grain rice cereal for his noon meal and then breast fed after. Yesterday I started him on oatmeal for his 6pm meal and breast feeds after. So he nurses at 9am, noon, 3, 6, 8, and 10 with ceral at noon, and oatmeal at 6.

Danniell - posted on 02/21/2010

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my son is 6 mo and eats fruit mixed with cereal and juice in the morning then sometimes veggies and cereal for lunch and veggies mixed with chicken for dinner and bottles all in between

Ashley - posted on 02/21/2010

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MacKenna will be 6months on the 28th of this month and she is just nursed still she may have a bottle every once in a while but mostly nursed. I did give her a training sippy cup today with some peppermint tea to help with the teething she loves it. How much does your son weigh?

Candace - posted on 02/21/2010

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I think a lot depends on the baby, some need more food than others, my little guy weighs 23lbs and seems unsatisfied on just formula and he looks for food, the Dr wants me to get more formula in to him, but sometimes he just doesn't want it. I do my best and just pray it's good enough!

Kate - posted on 02/21/2010

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My son was 6 months on 8th Feb and doesn't eat much in comparison to some but he's happy and healthy. I didn't try any solids until he reached exactly 6 months and he didn't seem to need anything more than formula at all! He has been on only 4 bottles a day since 3 months old and now has a 7 - 8 oz bottle for breakfast with about 4 or 5 spoons of baby porridge/rice with fruit at 7.30. An 8 - 9oz bottle at 12 noon and usually refuses solids at this time, then an 8 - 9oz bottle for his tea with 4 or 5 spoons of veggies, and about 5 - 6oz of formula at 7pm for supper. I started making my own baby food but couldn't seem to make it smooth enough for him so he is on first stage jars at the mo and packets that I mix with formula but he will eat mashed banana at lunch sometimes, I hope to get him back on homemade stuff when he can tolerate something a little thicker but he really isnt that interested in eating!

Kelsey - posted on 02/21/2010

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My son is 6 months old and he eats cereal with apples once a day and a veggie for lunch and for dinner he has a mixed dinner. He has a 6oz bottle with each meal and inbetween. He's on 2nd foods now too. My doctor said this is alot,but that since he is so big it fits his size.

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