Heather - posted on 12/18/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
My little guy is 8 mo and is BF and gets solids and some finger foods. Sometimes I worry that I am feeding him too much, or maybe even not enough.
This is our typical schedule - around 7 a.m. nurse, around 10 a.m. cereal (mix with BM and a little fruit) then nurse around 11:30 ish, nurse around 4pm, solids at 6:30 (one stage 2 vegetable and the remaining stage 2 fruit from his cereal) and then he gets a 6 to 8 ounce bottle of expressed milk for bed at 8:30. He generally doesn't wake up in the night and if he does I have a rule that I won't nurse him before 5 a.m. so he doesn't get used to that comfort nursing in the middle of the night.
So throughout the whole day he nurses(or gets a bottle) about 4 times, gets cereal in the a.m and one stage 2 fruit and one stage 2 vegetable in the p.m. My baby is big - 22lbs already! and I'm concerned about feeding him to fit his needs.
I guess my question is how much do/did your babies eat at 8 months am I on track with everyone else or not?! I nursed my older child til 7 month and then switched to formula and he was on a completely different schedule and looknig back now I think he was definitely overfed as an infant. I'm trying hard not to make the same mistake this time.