Can my son have more than just a bottle for lunch?

Erin - posted on 08/07/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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Hello! My name is Erin and my son Andrew was born on December 13, 2008. He is a very happy baby but I am finding that in the middle of the day his mid-day bottle is just not cutting it for him. For breakfast he eats baby cereal a cup of fruit (baby food) and and a 4 oz. bottle and for dinner he eats cereal, a cup of veggies (baby food) and a 4 oz bottle. In between, he drink 3 more bottles (usually 6-8 ounces). My question is; should I/can I feed he something for lunch rather than just bottle and if yes, then what?

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Brittany - posted on 08/16/2009

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Oh and for breakfast she had some waffles, no syrup though. Sounds too.... messy. LOL have fun!

Brittany - posted on 08/16/2009

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I give my daughter a little of almost everything that I eat along with her bottle. Yesterday we had turkey sandwiches for lunch.. today she got a little mashed potatoes, corn and gravy for dinner :) Experiment a little, just don't over do it! Start slowly to make sure there aren't any allergies!

Thereasa - posted on 08/15/2009

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My son was born on the 15th, I give him baby oatmeal in the mornings with a small bottle, for lunch I give him a mix (carrots and peas or apple and banana) and same with dinner. I make and freeze with foods in individual sizes so its easier to mix and match flavors. I also give a snack of plain cherrios or bits of animal crackers.

Lydia - posted on 08/14/2009

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My daughter has baby food and part bottle foreach mealof the day. she also gets fingerfood throughout the day to munch on as she pleases (not only good for filling a hole buthelps her with her teething too). thats just our routine.

Renee - posted on 08/13/2009

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I give my baby food at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with nursing him. Then I only nurse him once after dinner before he goes to bed. There is a website I use that is really helpful, it is www.wholesomebabyfood.com

It is a site for making your own baby food, but even if you don't ( but it is very easy to do, and cheaper/healthier) it has great menu ideas and information about what foods babies should and shouldn't have at each age.

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My son was born on Dec 23 and is very active. He eats 1.5 containers of baby food for breakfast, then mid morning milk (between 6-10 oz, however much he wants) then 1-1.5 baby food again for lunch, milk after than mid afternoon and then baby food for dinner and 10 oz bottle for bed. So yeah, I would say that if your baby seems to want more it is fine to feed. My baby is not overweight and it also depends on their level of activity probably.

Amy - posted on 08/12/2009

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My baby was born Dec 9...Definitely go with what you doctor says since they know your baby the best (besides you), but from what I have read (I constantly read stuff on the internet to make sure I'm doing things right since this is my first!), he should still be getting plenty of milk/formula every day, but should also be eating a lot of variety of fruits, veggies, and meats. We recently started doing finger foods-- cereal and puffs and fruit as snacks. We're still doing stage 2 foods but will very soon start integrating stage 3 stuff. My daughter's general schedule is this: She eats usually 5 times a day; first and last are bottle only, about 8 oz; the three in the middle are 6 oz bottles and about 3 tbsp of cereal, fruit, veggies, or meat/veg/pasta. Her weight and height have always been in the 75% so it works for me!

Ellen - posted on 08/12/2009

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My son was born Dec. 17th. I give him 7 oz. of formula when he wakes in the morning and before he goes to bed at night. For breakfast I give him either rice or oatmeal cereal and a jar of fruit. For lunch, he eats a jar of veggies, 1/2 a jar of meats and a jar of fruit for dessert. I give him the same for dinner. It works for him and he seems pretty satisfied!

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Hi, definatly feed him more solid food. I have al little girl who was born on the 5thDec08 and she has 4 bfeeds aday plus breakfast lunch and dinner plus snacks. I give her what we have to eat, she loves to sit at the table with us and it is alot less hassel than blending or jars. But can be messy but great fun just watching her deal with the pieces of food its amazing. Its called Baby led weaning.

Kim - posted on 08/09/2009

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I would say feed him, my son was born on Dec 31 and he his eating 3 stage 3 jars of baby food a day plus those graduate snacks plus table food such as eggs, french toast, muffins, any thing soft enough for him to gum/chew plus he is eating, baby cereal and nursing. The little guy loves to eat eat eat. and at first I was worried about him getting over weight. and he is still below average according to the Dr. Don't take me wrong my little guy is solid.

Danielle - posted on 08/09/2009

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my son was born on 8th december he has cereal and a 7oz bottle for breakfast, then at lunch he has either a meal i have blended up for him or a jar of stage 2 baby food with a yoghurt and an oz or two of water, then he'll have a bottle (7oz) at 3oclock, then at 5oclock he then has another baby food and a dessert! then around 7pm he'll have another 7oz bottle and the he goes off to bed for the night!! he is very content with this rountine but it doesnt mean this will be right for your baby, i would say just try him on a jar of food at lunch time and see how he goes!!

Francesca - posted on 08/08/2009

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my son was born 27th dec and he has 3 meals a day and 2 snacks, he only has 2 bottles, one before he goes to bed and one at 11pm. if u think he is ready for another meal, go for it! good luck!

Amber - posted on 08/08/2009

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My daughter only has 2 bottles a day. For breakfeast I give her cereal or some type of breakfeast food from the jars, she's in stage 3s now because she's very hungry from being so active. Lunch I give her a large jar of some kind a veggie and then a nap time bottle and then dinner she eats some meat mixed up with stage2 veggie and fruit jar for desert. She only likes bottles to right before nap and bed time anymore.

Cassi - posted on 08/07/2009

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My doctor says to feed a baby what they need and when they need it. If you feel your baby needs more GO FOR IT! She also said that this is the time we can start introducing those meat baby foods. My son eats a fruit and bottle for breakfast, a veg and bottle for lunch and a meat with veg/fruit for dinner with a bottle too. he also takes other bottles and some juice, but never juice in a sippy or bottle, he drinks it from a cup or straw. sometimes he also like to snack on things like cheerio's or graduate puffs or any of the baby food stuff from the baby section.

As his mother you decide what you want him to have. My son is mostly on table food, and fresh fruits and some fresh veggies now. He was born on December 30th.

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