How much solid food is your baby eating?

Melissa - posted on 05/22/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Hi all! I introduced solid foods at 4 1/2 months and my daughter loves them!! She is currently getting a couple ounces of formula mixed with rice cereal and about 1.5 ounces of veggies or fruit once a day....she's now 5 1/5 months (born 12-11). How much is everyone else giving their babies and how many times a day?

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Brandi - posted on 05/25/2009

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My son gets 2-3 meals a day....rice cereal in the morning and veggies and fruit for lunch & dinner. I started him at about 4 1/2 months. He loves his food !!

Casey - posted on 05/24/2009

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My son Brooklyn is 5 months (born 15th dec) and a very big boy...about 9kg!He started on solids at 4 months and now eats 3 times a day!Half a tin of custard and a banana for breakfast and about half a cup of mashed veges that i make for lunch and dinner!He loves it and also still has 4 bottles a day!

Alissa - posted on 05/24/2009

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My daughter is a little over 5 months-born on 12/13/08 and currently she eats a few spoonfuls of barley cereal (mixed with formula )and about 1 oz or so of fruit for breakfast-usually applesauce. And for lunch she has about 1-2 oz of vegetables. We'll be increasing her number of meals to 3 in a few weeks.

Melissa - posted on 05/23/2009

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Quoting Ashley:

My little one will eat 1 jar of veggies (2.5 oz) for lunch / dinner plus rice cereal (4 oz). She'll do a full bottle of breast milk when she wakes up and before bed. We started her out really slow and one jar would last 3 feedings but she likes it so why hold back?



I know what you mean!  My little one really likes it too!!  I've just started adding in some fruit for breakfast after her second nursing.  I think once she hits six months I'll add in a fruit or veggie for lunch too.  I also just introduced oatmeal and she LOVED it!  It has so much more nutrients than the rice cereal so I think we'll stick with that for a while with a veggie for dinner.

Ashley - posted on 05/23/2009

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My little one will eat 1 jar of veggies (2.5 oz) for lunch / dinner plus rice cereal (4 oz). She'll do a full bottle of breast milk when she wakes up and before bed. We started her out really slow and one jar would last 3 feedings but she likes it so why hold back?

Amber - posted on 05/22/2009

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My daughter was born on the 12th of December. I give her 2 - 3 feedings of solids. She loves it too - would certainly take more if I gave it to her. I give her about 2 tbsp. cereal in the mid-morning (that's the dry measurement, I guess its more once I mix it). Then in the evening I have been giving her some veggies. I can usually get two to three servings from a jar. Lately I have introduced another small feeding of veggies in the afternoon. I have also been adding a little bit of prunes at the end of the day and cutting down on the rice cereal to help her bowel movements along. I am curious what everyone else is doing too.

Vicki - posted on 05/22/2009

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I give my son a few spoonfuls of rice cereal in the morning.



Here's a funny story. A couple weeks ago, I got a call from a social worker requesting a visit to talk about a concern that had come to their attention. She was absolutely adamant that I don't give him anything but breastmilk until he is 6 months old. She said if that wasn't enough I could supplement with formula. The report noted that I had allowed him to suck on watermelon one day- BAD BAD BAD. She said he will NEVER eat veggies if I do that. And letting him have iced tea from my straw? He'll get hooked on sugar. She referred me to a local parent outreach program, to help me understand what I am doing so horribly wrong. I met with a worker there the other day, and she thought the social worker was being absolutely ridiculous. She left stating there was absolutely no cause for concern. The end.

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