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Melissa - posted on 09/14/2010
Hi, my eight month old typically has three or four tablespoons of oatmeal with fruit for breakfast, a mid-morning snack of puffs and for lunch she's having 4-5 ounces of formula along with a container of stage 2 fruit or veggie. For dinner she typically has half a jar of stage 3 meat with veggie meal or stage 2 mac and cheese or pasta with veggies and 5-6 ounces of formula. She takes a 6 ounce bottle before bed and one more in the early am when she wakes up. She occassionally take another 4 ounces if she wakes up in the middle of the night. I find that if she's feeling tired or her teeth are bothering her, it affects her appetite in great changes. She is also showing a serious interest in whatever we are eating and I've begun giving (on the advice of my pediatrician) her tiny pieces of bread, veggies and even some meats from my plate as long as they are not heavily seasoned. In the summer months, I have given her some bottled water, 4 ounces or so, in the heat and when she's been congested with a cold, 2-3 ounces of warmed, diluted gerber apple juice before bed as prescribed by a children's nurse.
Pamela - posted on 09/10/2010
My DD has 5 oz of milk after waking(between 7 and 9) approx. 3 oz of baby cereal around 10. 5 oz of milke around 12. 4oz of jarred baby food after nap (around 3). 5 oz milk around 5 and 7. 4oz of jarred baby food for dinner around 9. 4 oz of milk at bedtime around 9:30 or 10
Aubrey - posted on 09/07/2010
My daughter is 8 months old....I still breastfeed her, but she only wants it like 3 times a day and its just one breast. She eats oatmeal and a stage2 fruit (maybe a whole jar)...she will have a little snack or puffed cereal and lil crunchies too. She will have lunch of about a half a jar of veggies, half a jar of meat and either a cereal or fruit. She will maybe have one breast before dinner which consists of half jar of meat, half jar of veggies, and either a fruit or cereal. Then she will eat one breast before bed between 8-9. I hope this helps :)
Ashleigh - posted on 09/06/2010
My lil man who is 8 months next week eats usually, 3 Table spoons of Baby Rice cereal or baby porridge in the morning with some fruit, about 60g of apple and pear for luch, and about 60g meal of meat and mixed veggies at night, he also get rusks and small snacks during the day and is usually having at least 4 bottles of 180ml a day. :)
Mary - posted on 09/03/2010
My LO gets 2 3.5/4 oz Gerber meals for breakfast, lunch (sometimes just 1 at lunch) and dinner with 4-6 oz bottle for morning and afternoon nap and I try for a full 8oz bottle before bedtime. She's pushing 24 pounds but is off the chart in height as well and not chubby. If she doesn't want to drink or eat then I just end meal time and stick with the meals planned next time.
Angel - posted on 09/03/2010
My son eats (1) 4oz jar of stage 2 food with 5-6oz of formula or pumped breastmilk for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; then has 5-6oz milk in between meals and one more 5-6oz bottle right before bed. So an average of 30oz of milk and 12oz of food everyday. He is still only in 50th percentile for weight but in the 90th for height. One of his peds thinks he is skinny and we should feed him more but the main Dr. we see pointed out that if he were not getting enough he wouldn't be so tall. She also reccomends that we use our judgement, which I think is wonderful advice. Follow your baby's cue, he/she will let you know if he/she is getting enough. :)
Rachel - posted on 09/03/2010
My LO eats 1 3.5 - 4 oz container when I feed her store bought food. I make a lot of her food & freeze it in ice cube trays. She usually eats about 3 ice cubes. Until recently she was only eating solids flor dinner and we just added breakfast to our daily routine. I'm still breastfeeding the rest of the day. I will try to add lunch in a few weeks. I wouldn't worry too much as long as your LO is growing appropriately and doesn't seem constantly hungry.