How much should my 5 month old eat?

Jennifer - posted on 01/22/2011 ( 69 moms have responded )

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My son is almost 5 months old. I'm curious to how much everyone is feeding their child. How much and how often? I am formula feeding and feeding him rice cereal (2 Tbls a day). I am thinking of starting veggies in a couple of weeks. I am afraid I might start over feeding him. Thanks!

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Amanda - posted on 06/18/2013

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My 5 month old is getting ready to turn 6 months in a week and he gets a 6 oz bottle and fruit for breakfast, a 6 oz and a veggie for lunch, a 6 oz and a veggie for supper, and a 6 oz before bedtime and he sleeps through the night and wakes up at around 7 or 8 to do it all again. It seems to be working out for us but I'm worried he may be getting too much or not enough. And we did cereal until he got the swallowing thing down and I started him on veggies first. Every baby is different but I just worry sometimes if I'm doing the right thing for my son. He's a my first child so I'm experienting

Myshell - posted on 01/23/2011

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my son has been on solids for about a month now, he is 5 months old. i would introduce the new foods at noon and keep the foods he tolerates for morning and eve. right now my son has cereal with fruit for breakfast, veggies and fruit for lunch and either cereal or veggies with fruit for evening. i truly believe you cannot overfeed an infant. once my son is full he shuts his mouth or spits the food out as soon as i put it in. your son will let you know when he is full. i have never heard of anyone becoming overweight eating too much fruit, veggies or cereal (grains). i beleive the reason people become overweight is because of the bad food choices they make later on, like junk food, fast food, pop. you should know that rice cereal does constipate them, i have used carrots, squash or prunes to get things moving. your baby will let you know when he is full, he is smarter than you think!

Amanda - posted on 05/29/2013

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I have a son who will be 5 months tomorrow I have been feeding him rice cereal and fruits and veggies since he was 3 months I give him a 6 oz in the morning with cereal and either fruits or veggies in his bottle and I do the same before bed which keeps him full longer and he sleeps through the night every baby is different it just so happens my son loves to eat so since iv started cereal and fruits and veggies he's so much better with how much he drinks his formula you have to let the baby guide you for wen they are hungry. All mothers will make mistakes with their first child that's only normal like me I let my son try almost anything he can right now like now I know he hates bananas and hates peas but can eat rice cereal and a whole jar of applesauce

Court - posted on 06/12/2013

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My son is also almost 5 months old and he has 4 bottle 6 , 10, 2 and 6 and both bottles at 6 I give him his solids then the bottle. But all baby's are different

Amanda - posted on 05/29/2013

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You guys should stop getting worried about how much babies are eating and be happy they are eating as soon as they start walking it'll all come off

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Shaunda - posted on 03/21/2014

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My son will be 5 months on the 7th he eat 6oz bottle with rice and jar of baby food. Is this to much at one time.. something he wants more.. plz help

Tanya - posted on 06/19/2013

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My daughter is 5 months old and breastfed. I have to pump while I am at work so they can give her bottles at daycare. She breastfeeds when she wakes up (my guess is around 4 to 5 oz), then she has about 2 6 oz bottles at daycare, a 3 oz bottle, and they feed her oatmeal cereal in the afternoon, around 1/2 cup with breastmilk in it. The doctor said they recommend starting breastfed babies on pureed meat around 5 months for the iron. I haven't don that yet, but she does eat another meal of food at night (bananas, sweet potatoes, pears, prunes, applesauce, and carrots are her favorite). She also nurses one more time before I feed her dinner, probably another 4 to 5 ounces. She started eating food around 4 months. We started her when she was staring at our food and would lean in to try and grab it, she would get angry and cry until we fed her. They did say at daycare that she is "very advanced" for her age, about the age of a 7 month old, so we are assuming that is why she was wanting real food at an early age. The doctor was not upset about us giving her food before 6 months, they were the ones recommending pureed meat at 5 months.

Judith - posted on 06/05/2013

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Well lucky you but babies are all diferent, and some just need to eat more than others.

Judith - posted on 06/05/2013

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Hi there try putting 2 table spoons of cereal mix in his bottle. But if he still cries you may need to start giving him some cereals twice a day midday and evening i'm sure he will love it, it will do him no harm you ll see. All the best

Judith - posted on 06/05/2013

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I'v always heard that if a baby doesn't sleep it's either sick or hungrey.My son eats 3 times solids a day,he's 9 months in the morning cereals and bottle when he wakes up, then in the middle of the morning some fruit then he falls asleep.At midday vegtable soup with some fish or meat cut up in chunks he already has 5 teeth by the way.At about 4 o'clock i give him cereals and a yoghurt then at around 5.30 a bottle. At 8 some table food whatever we have i adapt to him and before he goes to bed, a bottle.He sleeps from 9 to 7 non stop, he weighs 30 lbs never been sick and never cries.Oh he's not far from walking too.

Jessica - posted on 04/29/2013

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my baby girl is 5 months and a week. she gets up at 7am drinks 4 ounces. then agian every 3 hrs. i also give her bannans in the morning is okay or not enough

Ashley - posted on 03/26/2013

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I have two boys. one will be 2 years old in june and the other turned 5 months old today

the almost 2 year old started eating food ( fruits, veggies, cereal ) at 3 months old bc he was not getting full enough. he is now 38 in tall and 27 in....still a skinny minnie. doc says it is good that I have him food early or he might be even skinnier

my youngest who is 5 months old has not started eating food yet, he can not seem to grask the consept to swallow, so to keep him full i put 2 ounces of cereal in his bottle at night. I exclusively use breastmilk...both pump and nurse.

every child is different in what they need when they need it. as long as your child is gaining weigh at a consitant rate and doc is not worried then I would not worry.

and as for the woman saying that no matter what you do not start you child on food till 6 months, your wrong, my pediatrician recommends 4 months.

Amy - posted on 03/12/2013

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I am just reading this and wanted to say for anyone else who finds it, babies do NOT NEED rice cereal. I think it is helpful for some babies, especially if they've got reflux, but they don't NEED it. Think about it, if we "needed" it, none of us would be here because it wasn't around pre industrial revolution. Simple, skip it if you can. I started my baby on simple purees when she was 4 months, only an ice cube size worth a day, actually the first few feedings weren't even that much. She was staring every time we ate and following the food from our hand to mouth. Her doctor said it was fine to skip rice cereal because it really has nothing but iron put in it and if you're still giving your kid formula or breast milk, they really don't need it at all.

Heather Marie - posted on 02/17/2013

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Hi my name is Heather, I have a 4 and a 1/2 month old little boy christian. I have been giving him between 4 to 6 oz every 3 to 4 hours but he acts like he is still hungry and when he see's food he acts like he want's to eat. Does anybody have any advise on what, I should do to fix his hunger?

Danielle - posted on 01/25/2013

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Jessica White - Why are you telling people to start their babies on anything orange?

Britt - posted on 01/25/2013

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This message is directed to: Miss KNOW IT ALL, Jessica

You have some nerve! I don't believe the posed question,, "How much should my five month old eat?" gave invite to your obnoxious rant about what IS and IS NOT appropriate, according to you!

As with most things in life, there are varied opinions about child rearing, amongst both parents and healthcare providers.

It just so happens, that I too have a five month old, who has been taking rice cereal with EVERY BOTTLE since she was three months old! As instructed by our Pediatrician, to aid in her discomfort from severe reflux. Although she has chubbier cheeks and thighs than my first two children...she is much happier. WITHOUT taking any medication, which often leads to a myriad of other problems and side effects. Our Pediatrician stated, "He's never seen a child become obese from rice cereal. And, once they are mobile, they trim down, very quickly!"

Additionally, my first born (now 16 yrs old) also suffered from severe projectile puking, reflux. Our Pediatrician at that time, simply put her on medication (which was later recalled) and her symptoms were never resolved, until she was approx. 2 yrs old. She was exclusively breastfed, until 6 months. At 8 months, it was discovered she was asthmatic and at 1 yr. we realized she was allergic to all dairy products.

The moral of this story...parenting is a series of trial and error. Mother's were given a tiny internal voice, which tends to be right!

Lastly, I would imagine, most Mother's joined this site for support...not to be berated by someone who has lost sight of their manners along the way!

Jessica - posted on 01/24/2013

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I cant believe all the comments i am reading. NO baby should have cereal before 6 months no matter how much they eat or how much they weigh. Everywhere i turn i see, hear, or read that. So either you are not listening or you dont care. And dont give me that "Well, i did it with my first and they turned out fine. First off, you might not know yet the effects it caused depending on the age of your child. Second, if doctors and specialist (not just other mothers) are telling you they shouldnt have it before 6 months..there must be SOME reason they think it is bad. So why chance it? This is your child im talking about. There have been studies that prove that it can cause so many problems. Your baby should be on just breastmilk or formula until 6 months old. Then start rice cereal and once they have mastered taking it from a spoon and not keeping pushing it out with their tounge then they are ready for baby food. You should start with sweet potatoes first or anything orange in color. Only feed them that same kind for a couple days no make sure there is no allergy. Then try something else like green beans and add the sweet potatoes with it. I would switch every bite my daughter took. Never start two foods at once in case of an allergy. And it does happen more than you think. My daughter was allergic to peaches but she isnt anymore. So they can go away. After you have gone through all the veggies then you can start fruit. That is what i have put together through all of my reading and researching and my daughters doctor told me he couldnt have done it better himself. Now that i have a 5 month old son i am doing the same for him.

Lisa - posted on 01/08/2013

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All babies are different so whatever works for you. All I do know is that putting cereal in your babies bottle is like eating fast food high calories at a high speed. Ask your doctor if you have questions. My twin boys eat about 5 6oz bottles a day and I make about 2oz of formula mixed with rice cereal with a spoon for breakfast and they split that. Then either a sweet veggie or fruit for lunch and then I make the same cereal mix and a whole container each for dinner. Your baby will let you know when he's full. If you are over feeding his doc will let you know. And as far as the juice you shouldn't give ur baby more than 4oz (half juice and half water) it has no nutritional value and they get ALL of their needs from formula. Oh yea and I would start veggies first if u give him the good sweet stuff first chances are he won't like the dull plain stuff later. Hope this helps all moms out there!

Sabrina - posted on 10/16/2012

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me neither. Ive also heard it isnt necessary to give them grains until much older. I'm on baby #3 who is 5 months old, and will be starting him on bananas and avocado. With my first one I thought you had to start with rice cereal. Now I know better. Grains are much harder for their little tummys to digest

LeanneSpatafora - posted on 10/02/2012

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My son is 5 months....and he is a heafty eater. He eats 5 4oz bottles a day. Plus I give him rice cereal in the morning and give him a jar of fruits or veggies made by gerber for assisted sitters. Also cereal in bottles makes them gain wait faster. Use a spoon ur baby will eat from it...soon be lunging for it.

Heather - posted on 09/06/2012

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i wuld start w fruit n start off half a jar n n a couple weeks increse to a jar na half he suld b ok doing tht

Kariese - posted on 09/06/2012

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my son is feeding 4 by oz bottles and half a liga pureed with cow milk..is this too much or too little for my son? he is over-weight, and has breathing problems? what do you suggest i should do?..i am really struggling with this...thanks

Bonnie - posted on 09/04/2012

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Hi, im in the same boat my lil one is nearly 5 months.And at the moment shes having a bottle when she wakes up 210ml, and after a weaning spoonfulls worth of baby cereal with 3 spoonfulls woth of previously boiled water. then its on average just 4 or 5 bottles from her breakfast till bed, with the same amount of baby food but just in a heinz baby dinner, around 4 pm. Every baby is different as lon gas your son is a good weighteverything is on track, good luck with the mess of weaning lol x B x

Raven - posted on 04/25/2012

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Jennifer. When my son was 5 months old he was already eating the canned baby food. I started him on that at 4 months. And I just basically fed him until he stopped eating or until he had eaten the whole jar. As far as formula I thinking that he was eating about 6 oz. with the baby cereal.

Melissa - posted on 04/25/2012

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with my first son i was by the book...now with my second child i am a lil more relaxed. i did start him on squash recently but did do the rice/oatmeal. i put it in his bottle and then fed him by spoon. i try not to give him too much rice so his stomach wont expand to fast...but hes hungry all the time...

Harita - posted on 04/19/2012

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My son is 5 months too (Nov 23, 2011). He used to feed with only milk till 4 months and used to throw away more than a little after every feed. When we asked doc, he told we can give him solid food only after 4 months by which his refluxes will be controlled. As doc instructed, We started with one spoon of farex once a day in the morning and he likes it. After 15 days, we increased to two a day (one in evening). Also doc told us to give him fruit juices as many times he wanted to have. We give three juices (100 ml each) for a day along with his regular feeds of milk: fresh orange/pom juice, few dates/sultanas soaked over night and blend them and also carrot juice mixed with little bit of honey. He likes them very much and looks healthy (no issues so far). Note that though he demands for more solid and other foods, we should not substitute milk with any of these. Hope this helps.

Amy - posted on 04/17/2012

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I was also told to never add cereal to a bottle. There is no need for it and can lead to lazy eating. They also need to learn to use their tongues to push the food in their mouths. 4kids and many,many day care kids and all the drs said the same thing.

I also learned over time to delay solids as there is no rush.

Samantha - posted on 04/14/2012

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Hi i have a little girl the same age and i feed her baby porrage in the morning then a bottle a hour later. Then i have been making my own veg and freezing it and putting in to ice cube trays she gets 2 portions of these a day x

Noemy - posted on 04/10/2012

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hi my baby is also 5months old, i gave her 2tablespoons of cereals in the morning and biscuits for her merienda..

West - posted on 04/10/2012

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My daughter was 10 pounds at birth and she was not getting full on breast milk at all. She has a jar of stage 1 fruit in the morning and a 6 oz bottle She has two more 8 oz bottles between and a jar of veggies for dinner along with another bottle. None of my other kids have eaten that much. She eats my 2 year old under the table lol.

DoubleA - posted on 04/09/2012

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Umm everyone's kids are different. And my 5 month old is a little pig. The doctor told me to start her on stage one foods. And I had been giving her cereal since four months because she wanted an 8 ounce bottle every two hours. She wasn't getting full! Some babies develop quicker than others. And such with their organs. Now as far as feeding them solid foods at three weeks. That's a little too soon for me. They don't really know how to swallow it. But yet again maybe you have super baby:) (no offense)

Lea - posted on 04/08/2012

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It depends on you baby as people have told me I have a 5 month old and have already started her on vegies as she was showing signs of being hungry she is on a half of baby jar (the short ones 110grams) I also give her 4 milk a day but I have notice when you give her solids she wont want as much milk but have a bottle handy for when she just wants a small nibble. and she has been on that for about a week now we are slowly giving her more as she grows so does her demands.......but despite that only you will know what is right for your child.

Lindsay - posted on 04/06/2012

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I'm in shock at all these babies getting solids so young. My daughter is 5mos. She was 7.5lbs at birth, has been exclusively breastfed from the beginning and id is a hearty 18lbs 27". She eats 6-7x a day, if I were to pump and measure it out I'd say roughly 30-35oz. She has dairy sensitivities which I learned by altering my own diet which eliminated all reflux and colic (dairy is a major cause of these). My husband has gluten sensitivity BECAUSE his mother gave him cereal beginning at 3weeks old. Babies stomaches are kknot fully formed for at least 6 mos, this is why the American Academy of Pediatrics is finally giving full support for 6mos of breastfeeding before introducing ANY other foods, formula included - babies just can't handle it. This is how food allergies arise: incomplete gut means there are holes; large particles that pass through these holes and enter the bloodstream are seen as foreign bodies and trigger a response to "attack" thus creating the foundation for an allergy, If you wait until the gut closes(sometime around 6mos) there is a hugely diminished risk. Adding protein first? Proteins in the form of animal protein, are the hardestfoods for adults to digest, never mind babies. They take an extremely acidic gut and even then it's a 6+hr process. Veggies are the easiest to digest and should be introduced first, before grains even. There's a misconception that adding cereal is what makes a baby sleep trough the night. Sure, a food coma might do that to anyone, but why do that to your child? My daughter began sleeping 12 hrs at 10wks. She's in bed by 8 and doesn't wake up til 8am. I have to wake her at 7 so I can feed her before I get ready for work. I can't see spending money on food that I'm capable of producing myself for free - and I don't need bottles to travel!

Jénean - posted on 02/07/2012

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Or meat haha I meant stage 1 is good unless the baby can sit unassisted ..baby cereal sometimes I wouldn't overdue feedin the baby ..breast milk is best and all that's needed anyways at this age :) don't stress ,also Gerber has a awesome chart online for feeding and ages it has a menu

Jénean - posted on 02/07/2012

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I believe a half jar of a fruit during the morning and a half jar of a veggie oreat for dinner is good

Stephanie - posted on 02/06/2012

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My daughter is 5 and a half months old and she eats anywhere from 5 to 6 6 oz bottles a day and 2 of those bottles have cereal in them. She also eats one to two jars of baby food a day plus she loves baby mmm snacks they are baby rice cake snacks basically that she gums and it is very easily digested and she loves them. She has her cereal bottle at night and at breakfast and she sleeps all night long. I don't think you can overfeed your child they let you know when they are full.

Katherine - posted on 02/02/2012

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I dont know who told you that but I feel they are wrong I have had many doctors, peditritian and GI doctors tell me to add cereal to my kids bottles. This goes back to when my 9 yr old was a baby. But hey do what you feel comfortable doing.o

Cynthia - posted on 02/02/2012

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oh wow i didnt even know you could start introducing more than cereal at five months old, i thought you had to wait longer

Wendy - posted on 02/02/2012

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I put heinz vanilla custard powder in the bottle of my son he is now 1yrs old I have been doing this since he was 3 months. he eats everything and enjoys tasting lots of different food. don't always listen to doctors as half of them haven't had kids and are reading from a text book.

Daniela - posted on 11/06/2011

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im a young mom and will readily addmitt i have no idea what im doing most of the time lol but i let my daughter try lots of things and shes four months. yesterday i let her try a tiny bit of mashed potatoes and shes also tried whipped cream and lemon curd. i want her pallat to be open to anything because i cant stand a picky kid who isnt willing to try new foods. but once a day i give her a little bit, probably 2 tablespoons of cereal with a little bit of fruit. she tells me when shes done, with the cereal and her bottle. with the cereal she starts to spit it out and with her bottle she pushes it aay and turns her head. her doctor told me i was "overfeeding" her and i thought she was full of crap so i feed he whatever amount she'll eat and at different times she eats different amounts. do what you think is right. youre the parent.

Autumn - posted on 11/05/2011

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My 5 month old was 15 1/2 pounds at his 4 month check up and 27 inches long...he eats anywhere from 6-10 6oz bottles a day and 4 jars of baby food a day 2 fruits and 2 veggies...he eats 2 jars at a time and most of the time takes a bottle right after...he tells me when he is done...he will push it away when he doesnt want it...it depends on the baby

Amanda - posted on 11/01/2011

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Hey my daughter is 5 months old now, I started her on rice cereal at 4 months and 2 weeks later introduced oat cereal, 2 weeks after that she was still hungary I made home made mashed potatoes strained and she loved it. Now she is eating 2 different cereals and potatoes and now sweet potatoes. It's not too early to introduce veggies but just make sure you give at least 3-4 days between each one in case of allergies.If you can do it home made that I find is a better way; you know what's been put in it.

Wendy - posted on 10/25/2011

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Give your child custards, If you want try Rafferty's garden they are all natural and very good for your child. My son has even eaten pizza and garlic bread. And he is only 9 months

Julie - posted on 10/21/2011

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I have 3 kids and babysit for an infant now. I have never heard of starting babies on proteins. I have heard that over the years some Drs. have suggested starting on veegies before fruits because babies tend to not want the veggies after fruits. I've also heard that some Drs. do not like introducing veggies first because they are harder to break down and digest. I have never heard of introducing meats first and never heard of anyone offering any kind of fish to a 4 month old.

Megan - posted on 02/11/2011

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My son is 5 months 2 weeks, he weighed 16.5lbs at his 4 month appointment and was 26 1/4 inches(hes a tall boy!!) then also. He eats 4-6 6oz bottle during the 9am-11:30pm period. He eats a tub of veggies (1st foods) for lunch and eats half a tub of fruit with two table spoons of rice cereal mixed in for supper. He tells me when he has had enough. Sometimes he eats less but so far never more.

Jennifer - posted on 02/03/2011

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Thanks everyone for responding with ideas for how much my 5 month old should eat! My son has had reflux for months now and is on medication for it. So when I hear some of what you are feeding it shocks me bc there is no way he would be able to eat that much food. He's still only able to take 4 1/2 oz. of formula without spitting up. So I have now started to feed him carrots at lunchtime and cereal and bottle at dinner. He also has a bottle in the morning and at bedtime. So that would be a total of 22 1/2 oz. throughout the day. BTW, my son is 14lbs at 5 months.



I would also like to know more about the proteins as I have been told the same thing from my ped as Sarah.

Sarah - posted on 02/03/2011

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hi Janice and Melissa! just wondering if you could reference where you got the info on starting babies on proteins first.....everything I have researched (and my ped) says you start with grains, then veg or fruit, and lastly proteins when they are much closer to a year old. Seems like there are lots of approachs to introducing babies to solids and I like to hear others experiences. thanks for sharing.

Janice - posted on 02/02/2011

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I started cereal at 4 1/2 months.. every five days I introduce a new food, 2nd was oatmeal, then cod fish, avocado, sweet potato and next is chicken. Protien should be the first foods and feed them seperate. This is my third child and I have never done this before, it seems to be working really well! She loves to eat... She is eating 4tbsp of cereal in the morning, for lunch 2tbsp of veg, for dinner 2-3 tbsp of veg and protien and before bed another 3-4 tbsp of cereal. plus she is drinking 22 oz of formula. and like Tammy said they let you know when they are full, although sometimes I think she would eat more! I hope this was helpful to you in determining how much a 5 month old should eat :)

Jennifer - posted on 02/03/2011

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Thanks everyone for responding with ideas for how much my 5 month old should eat! My son has had reflux for months now and is on medication for it. So when I hear some of what you are feeding it shocks me bc there is no way he would be able to eat that much food. He's still only able to take 4 1/2 oz. of formula without spitting up. So I have now started to feed him carrots at lunchtime and cereal and bottle at dinner. He also has a bottle in the morning and at bedtime. So that would be a total of 22 1/2 oz. throughout the day. BTW, my son is 14lbs at 5 months.



I would also like to know more about the proteins as I have been told the same thing from my ped as Sarah.

Janice - posted on 02/02/2011

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I started cereal at 4 1/2 months.. every five days I introduce a new food, 2nd was oatmeal, then cod fish, avocado, sweet potato and next is chicken. Protien should be the first foods and feed them seperate. This is my third child and I have never done this before, it seems to be working really well! She loves to eat... She is eating 4tbsp of cereal in the morning, for lunch 2tbsp of veg, for dinner 2-3 tbsp of veg and protien and before bed another 3-4 tbsp of cereal. plus she is drinking 22 oz of formula. and like Tammy said they let you know when they are full, although sometimes I think she would eat more! I hope this was helpful to you in determining how much a 5 month old should eat :)

Melissa - posted on 02/01/2011

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My daughter is eating rice cereal in the morning`s with an 8oz bottle after her cereal, aswell for luch she is having some kinda veggie she loves all kinds: Carrots,sweet potatoes,peas,green/yellow beans,butternut squash,mixed veggies. She is not to found of fruits, and for dinner she is eating chicken and veggies(mixed) havent tried her on any other meats yet other then the chicken. She is 5 months old so she eats like i said cereal for breakfast,veggies for lunch and chicken&veggies(mixed) for dinner. and she has an 8oz bottle of formula every 3hours still. She is a very big eater. But she was also a big girl at bith weighing in at 9lbs 6oz. last time she got weighted she was 15lbs 8oz.

Your suppose to start them on meats first for extra iron as it lowers there iron alot if u start them on veggies or fruits first. And for allergies it is best to start them on something and feed that to them for 3-4 days striaght so u know what they r allergic to if they end up having a reaction and then u know what they r 100% allergic to.

My son who is 4years old I started him off with fruits and that was the worse thing I could of done, as he never wanted his veggies and like i said he is 4years old now and it is a fight for him to eat veggies and any kind of meat. But he loves his fruit.lol. Thats why i was the oppisite for my lil girl who is 5 months old now.

Tracy - posted on 01/25/2011

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i think how much a 5 month old should eat really depends on the child, cause my daughter (5months & 3 weeks) has a 2-6 ounce bottle every 1-4 hrs depending on her mood. i fill a bowl that's about an 1 in deep w/cereal & 1/2 of a jar of a fruit she has already had for lunch & @ dinner time she gets oatmeal with 1/2 a jar of the new fruit for that week. through out the day i also give her gerber graduates yogurt melts (she loves these, i do the peaches cause she hasn't had any berries yet). she gets lunch around 130 & dinner around 630 she falls asleep around 730 wakes round 9 we give her a 4ounce bottle and she sleeps til about 630 the next morning. and for everything she eats she's under weight. good luck!!

Meshelle - posted on 01/25/2011

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My daughter is 5 months and she's on 2 to 3 6 oz. cereal bottles per day, with fruits and vegetables thrown in for lunch and dinner. And sometimes if she doesn't seem like she's getting full I'll put a little of the baby food in her bottle with her formula. I wouldn't be concerned about how much your 5 month old should eat or over feeding.

Tammy - posted on 01/23/2011

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My twins are 5 1/2 months old and they have been on 2 Tbls of cereal before bed for a couple of weeks now. About a week ago we started with fruits and veggies at lunch time 1-2 Tbls. I have read that babies this age do still need to be drinking 21-28 ozs of breast/formula per day, so as long as they are getting that you should be fine.



They let you know when they are full so I would not worry about how much your 5 month old should eat or "over feeding" him.



Good luck!!

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