Feeding schedule for 6-7 month old

Melissa - posted on 04/16/2010 ( 31 moms have responded )

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My son was born on Sept 24th, and has started 1st foods. We had introduced one food at a time, and now he has a variety to choose from. I was wondering how much and how often do you feed your babies? What is their typical feeding schedule like? My son only eats about 5 (6oz) bottles a day. When do you know to increase the amount of baby food and decrease the amount of formula they get?

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Kellie - posted on 04/16/2010

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5-6am- 7oz bottle
8am- fruit (sometimes mixed with cereal) for breakfast
10am- 7oz bottle before nap
2pm- 7oz bottle before nap
5pm- veggie for dinner
8pm-7 oz bottle before bed

that's what we usually do and it works perfect for us.

Jennifer - posted on 04/21/2010

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Hey ladies, Miles was born 9/18 and here's our schedule:
7a Breastfeed
8.15a Breakfast 3Tbs baby oatmeal and 1/2 container stage 2 fruit
10.30a Breastfeed
12p Lunch 1/2 container stage 2 veggie and a couple spoons of a meat
1.30p Breastfeed
Around 3-3.30 Snack maybe yogurt or a rice cake, or sometimes 1/2 container of fruit
4.30 Breastfeed
5.30 Dinner 3Tbs rice cereal, couple spoons of meat, 1/2 container of veggie
7p Breastfeed and bedtime

Astrid - posted on 04/25/2010

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arianna was born sept 25/09 weighing 8lbs 11 ounces. she has a gigantic appetite!!!!!!! here it is:



6-7am 6-8 oz of bottle

7am a small container of yoghut, pureed fresh fruit and a rusk cookie



10-11am 6 oz bottle and mum mum rice cookies (usually 2-3)

11.30 am lunch (homemade meat with vegetables and pasta/rice), fresh fruit puree



2pm ish bottle 6-8 oz

snack (fruit or rice craker)



4.30-5pm dinner meat and veggies, fruit and yoghurt



bottle before bed 6-8 oz



she gets water which she like to drink from a glass (we hold the glass) and probably a total of 24-28 oz of formula a day.



she weighs about 20 lbs and is about 27-28 inches long

Akilyn - posted on 04/18/2010

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My son was born the 26th. Here is his schedule:
6:30am - 7 oz bottle
10:00 - 3 TBSN oatmeal and 2 oz fruit
11:00 - 7 oz bottle
1:00 - 2 oz fruit, 2 oz veggie (sometimes I'll do yogurt instead)
2:30 - 7 oz bottle
5:30 - 3 TBSN rice, 2-3 oz veggie w/ some meat mixed in
7:00pm - 5 oz bottle

Kirsty - posted on 04/25/2010

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the feeding schedule for my 7 month old born on the 22nd of sep is 5 bottles n 3-4 solid meals if u look on the back of your formulia tin it will tell u in most cases

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Amanda - posted on 04/28/2010

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I would recommend following your baby's lead in creating a feeding schedule for your 7 month old. My daughter is breastfed, but showed signs of being interested in solid foods as early as 4 months. We started her on cereal once a day at 4 months and at 5 months, she started eating solids once a day (2 oz at some point during the day, plus she would have 4 Tbs of cereal in teh morning). Now, at 7 months, she generally nurses 4 times a day, and she has either 2 or 3 "meals" - sometimes, that means 4-5 Tbs of cereal and then another meal of 4-5 oz of fruits/veggies, sometimes she gets 2 "meals" of 4-5 oz of fruits/veggies. I would recommend starting with a small amount (either 1-2 cubes or 1 small jar) because you can always defrost/open more. Each baby is different!

Haley - posted on 04/24/2010

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When my son wakes up in the morning he gets rice cereal mixed with fruit, then he gets a bottle (about 8 oz) around 8 or 9, then goes down for a morning nap, then when he wakes up he gets lunch which is usually fruit and a veggie, then gets a bottle (8 oz), goes down for a nap, then gets up plays for a couple of hours then has dinner around 5-5:30 then plays more, bath around 7:30 then getting ready for bed at 8...

Adrienne - posted on 04/24/2010

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My son, born 09/05/09, eats 4x per day which is about every 4 hours. At every meal he has 7 oz. bottle of formula and solids. For his solids, which he's moving into 3rd foods, I alternate a meal of fruit or veggies. My measurements are approximate. I'll also give him a few puffs or a teething biscuit once maybe twice a day. Still working on half juice and half water in a sippy cup but he doesn't quite get it yet.



Fruit:

2 tbsp. of fruit mixed with

2 tbsp. of a grain



Veggie:

2 tbsp. of a veggie mixed with

1 tbsp. of a meat and

1 tbsp. of a grain.



For anyone who thinks this sounds like a lot, my son is a tall, skinny, healthy boy. :-)

Jennifer - posted on 04/24/2010

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I just relied on my son to tell me what he wanted when he wanted, it was alot of trial and error but we're finally on a steady schedule that works for all of us. He wakes up at 8:30am eats 5 oz bottle, 10:30 3.5 oz second foods fruit, 11:30 5 oz bottle, 1:30 2 oz second foods vegetables, 2:30 4 oz bottle, 5:30 5 oz bottle 7:30 7.5 oz second foods, meats and fruit, 8:30 6 oz bottle and off to bed!!! I know it seems like a ton but its what he wants and he doesn't even weigh 20 lbs yet so hes not a lard or anything!

Becky - posted on 04/20/2010

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My son is 7 1/2 months old and refuses solids. Seriously, I'll give him a spoon to play with and it goes right into his mouth. Put food on that spoon and no way! So we are doing baby led weaning, where I will just wait until he pretty much grabs the food off my plate and starts eating it. So I'm not much help. But, at this age, solids are more about practice and getting used to a variety of foods. They are not a necessity for good nutrition - as much as the baby food companies try to make you believe otherwise. They still get all the nutrition they need from breastmilk or formula up to a year. So, don't cut back on the amount of bottles he is getting until he is 12 months. Solids, I pretty much follow their lead. It's good to have a schedule for when they get them, but I don't force it, or force them to eat a certain amount.

Noreen - posted on 04/20/2010

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Abby is breastfed on demand. She mostly eats every 2-3 hrs, sometime 3-4hrs. Some days she'll eat about 2-3oz of solids, but not everyday.

Nakima - posted on 04/20/2010

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My son was born on the 14th. Our schedule usually goes something like this...

Between 7 and 8am....6 oz of milk, cereal w/fruit.
10:30 - 11:00am...6 oz. of milk.
2:00ish...6 oz. of milk, veggies.
5:00ish...6 oz. of milk. (maybe)
7:30ish...veggies, milk "chaser." (smile)

Jessica - posted on 04/20/2010

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My son gets 4 jars of baby food and a 4oz bottle after every jar and now I've started giving him some juice while hes playing and up an about. If i notice he is starting not to drink his milk ill just give him that as a meal instead of a jar and a bottle.

Deb - posted on 04/20/2010

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Thanks for writing this conversation. After reading all of these postings ... I have realized that I am starving my poor child. My son is a preemie, I was told to feed him according to his gestational age. However, he is eating formula every two to three hours. I realized after reading all of the postings that he should probably be getting food anyways. I am going to start giving him cereal ... here's hoping he is ready!!!

Christina - posted on 04/20/2010

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After reading these it makes my little guy sound like a porker, he was born early on Sept 13 and he has GERD so he has issues gaining weight, he is currently at 15lbs here is his schedule:
8:30/9:00 am 8 oz formula and 4 tbs oatmeal
Noon 6oz formula 1 container 2nd stage veggie or fruit
4:00/5:00 2tbs yogurt 2oz juice and 4 oz formula
7:00 6 oz formula 1 container 2nd stage fruit or veggie (opposite what he ate at lunch)
Our doc and nutritionist has helped us set up this menu and has approved it. We are now working on adding meats.
Like i said he has problems gaining weight so he is not over eating or over weight and at 7 months he is only 15 lbs. He is a very healthy looking baby , just small.

Joanna - posted on 04/20/2010

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My little girl was born September 27th. Her feeding schedule is something like this:
7 am- 7oz bottle (she usually has a nap about 1 1/2 hours after she gets up)
10 am- Rice or wheat cereal with fruit, she'll drink about 1-2 oz of formula with her meal
12 pm- either a veggie or veggie with meat dish, and will drink about 2 oz with her meal
4 pm- 4 or 5 oz formula before a nap
6:30 pm- Half her dinner is veggie/veggie with meat, and half is fruit, and again drinks formula with her meal
8:30 pm- 4 or 5 oz formula before bed

I give her some watered-down juice between meals, and once in a while she'll have a "Mum-Mum" cracker. My Dr told me to give her milk(formula) AFTER she eats so that she doesn't fill up on milk. I also read somewhere that it's a good idea to have your baby get used to drinking milk(formula) with meals, and water between meals when they are thirsty - it helps them understand that they should be drinking water or juice to quench thirst. It makes sense to me... As for how much food she's eating: about 2 or 3 ice-cube sized meals, but that amount changes depending on the day.

Hope that helps!

Marsha - posted on 04/19/2010

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8am 4 Tbsp Cereal - 1/2 of 111g of Unsweetened Motts and 4oz Fomula.

1pm 8oz of Formula

5pm 1/2 of 128 ml jar of Baby food (veggies/veggies with meat ect..) - 1/2 of 111g of Unsweetened Motts and 4oz of Formula

9pm 8oz of Formula.

Jacob was born 29th Sep and has always been a good eater :0) Sleep very well through the night.

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My little guys is just about 7 months, I breast feed him on demand and he eats fruit or an avocado for breakfast around 8am and then some veggies around 4pm. He started solids at around 5 and half months, he was cuing us to feed him pretty early so went for it.

Kathy - posted on 04/19/2010

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Sarah, if it helps my daughter doesn't eat a full 1/2 jar at a time either.... I feed her 3 solid meals and when I introduce something new to her its usually 2-3 heaping baby spoonfuls with something I know she likes so if she won't eat it theres something she will with it. As an example when I first gave her beef I also gave her apples, then when she wasn't sure I put a small amount of apples with the beef for a couple bites so it tasted better. She still wasn't crazy about it, but it did help!

Andie - posted on 04/19/2010

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Ashton was born Sept 6th (5.5 weeks early) he gets two table spoon of ceral and some fruit for breakfast and then a vegetable for lunch, he eats the whole jar and then a jar of Gerbers dinners. he will drink 3 - 4 bottles a day and they are about 5 oz to 6 oz. your son will let u know when he is hungry or wants a bottle.

Bonnie - posted on 04/19/2010

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Delilah was born 9/20. She gets cereal and fruit in the am (about 1/3 a jar), about an hour later she has a bottle and a nap. Then fruits and veggies for lunch, again 1/3 jar of each. Then 2-3 bottles (6oz) and dinner at 8. She has cereal, veggies and fruit. I usually just feed her until she's done, but its about the same as breakfast.

Sarah - posted on 04/19/2010

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My son was born on Sept 18th & we started doing solids consistently when he was about 6 months old. He is just not taking very well to them right now, but we are trying! Here is his schedule:

7:30am - 7oz bottle
9:30am - 1/2 container of a veggie or fruit (Gerber 1st Foods) That's all he'll take!
11:00am - 7oz bottle
2:00pm - 7oz bottle
5:00pm - 7oz bottle
6:30pm - 1/2 container of a veggie or fruit (Gerber 1st Foods)
8:00pm - 7oz bottle
8:30pm - Bed time

Sometimes he won't eat the entire bottle & leaves about an ounce. So he's getting anywhere between 30 & 35oz of formula a day, plus a little bit of fruits & veggies. I wish he would enjoy eating solids more, but I'm sure it'll just take him some time. :)

Samantha - posted on 04/19/2010

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ok my son was born on sep 17th his schedule is
6am bottle of formula (200ml) sorry live in holland dont know what that is in england)
9 am 100ml (half a big jar for 6 months) of fruit
10am bottle of formula (200 ml)
2pm 5 tbs porridge then the rest of milk out of bottle (doesnt always drink whats left)
5/5.30pm 100ml veggie jar for 6 months and 100ml baby yogurt (the kind that doesnt go in fridge) for 6 months +
7/7.30pm last bottle 200 ml with 1 tsp of baby rice added to thicken a bit

hope this helps. good luck

Kirsty - posted on 04/19/2010

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the formula ten will tell you the amount of bottles and soilds to have a day.

my son was born the 22nd of sep



and really my son is getting in to everything at the momment like climbing and he eats a lot



also baby clinics are good to talk to about that kind of stuff

Lynne - posted on 04/19/2010

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My daughter was also born 24 September and is not eating well at all.Porridge in the morning,about two desert spoons full.(sometimes she only eats half of that) Purity also Two desert spoons for lunch,Supper, most of the times she refuses to open her mouth.She drinks two formula bottles for the day.I am concerned weather she gets enough or not,but currently her weight is 8.5kg.My biggest concern at the moment is that Her tummy is constantly running! every nappy that comes off is a runny tummy.My family says it is due to teething,but I am not sure.She does not vomit,so I don't think it's deahroea.Does anybody have advice for me???

Kathy - posted on 04/18/2010

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My daughter is almost 7 months she gets cereal, sometimes with fruit when she gets up followed by a bottle, then veggie/meat and sometimes fruit for lunch followed by a bottle, a few hours later 1, sometimes 2 bottles in the afternoon then at bedtime cereal and fruit and a bottle. Her bottles are 6 oz and she eats 4-5 of them a day... I've read different things about when to offer the bottle & food some saying food then bottle, some saying bottle than food, but mine won't touch food once she sees or has a bottle so I always give solids first.

Jessica - posted on 04/18/2010

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i breast feed her on demand, which is usually every 2-3 hours. haven't started solids yet and we are both very happy with things being this way :) hoping to keep this up until she is 1 :D :D

Alicia - posted on 04/17/2010

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My son hated taking a spoon so we have had issues with starting him on solids,,,No he eats about 6 4 oz bottles of milk everyday and has a solid for dinner...he loves veggies so he gets veggies and a meat at dinnertime...and have also started to try to get him to take a veggie at lunch...he is very tempermental about his eating schedule so if he does not want it, He lets me know!!!! We tried giving him fruits but he does not like any fruit I give him...he will scream and refuse it! I am starting to think he gets stomach aches from fruits because after he eats them he gets really grumpy and cries...which is abnormal...i have to talk to his pediatrician about this because I have allergies to nearly every fruit but bananas!

Audra - posted on 04/17/2010

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My baby was also born on September 24! We started solids on his 6 month birthday...I am still nursing so I'm not sure exactly how much he drinks but this is his schedule starting from the time he wakes up..
Nurses, then two hours later I feed him oatmeal with one cube of fruit (I make my own food), then he nurses again on demand, two hours later he then gets rice cereal with two cubes of veggies, nurses on demand, three hours later he nurses again, around 5:30 he gets rice cereal with two cubes of veggies, nurses on demand, three hours later he nurses again before bed! Pretty simple!! I also only make like 1 T. of cereal or oatmeal to mix with his fruit or veggie, so not a lot at all! He is offered a sippy cup with water in it at every meal!

Karen - posted on 04/16/2010

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my little guy was born sept 23 and he has fruit for breakfast (around 7 30) then he has veggies for lunch around 11 30 (i make his food so he has two ice cubes of food) and then we just recently added in supper around 4 (usually a meat & rice or potatoe) and then before bed he has rice cereal and fruit. he has 4 (7oz) bottles in the day as well. i asked my dr last week about his milk intake and she told me that he will start to ween himself of his milk when he's ready - i've noticed in the past two days he's only been taking 6ozs and as for adding more food, your baby will let you know if he wants more (just watch for signs, like he's still opening his mouth for more when the dish is empty)

Chelsea - posted on 04/16/2010

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My daughter was born Sept 3rd and she eats solids at breakfast (around 8am) and dinner (around 5pm)., and she'll have a small drink of juice with that. She'll also have a snack around lunch time, a banana or milk cookie. I stuck to a routine I had with my other 3 girls, but I also found she wouldn't be satisfied with just a breast feed, which is when we would add in a solid. She'll be starting lunches soon too, as she feeds quite often around that time and just doesn't seem satisfied. You'll know when your son is ready, every baby is different when it comes to solid foods, so it's hard to say when to increase solids and decrease formula.

Amanda - posted on 04/28/2010

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I would recommend following your baby's lead in creating a feeding schedule for your 7 month old. My daughter is breastfed, but showed signs of being interested in solid foods as early as 4 months. We started her on cereal once a day at 4 months and at 5 months, she started eating solids once a day (2 oz at some point during the day, plus she would have 4 Tbs of cereal in teh morning). Now, at 7 months, she generally nurses 4 times a day, and she has either 2 or 3 "meals" - sometimes, that means 4-5 Tbs of cereal and then another meal of 4-5 oz of fruits/veggies, sometimes she gets 2 "meals" of 4-5 oz of fruits/veggies. I would recommend starting with a small amount (either 1-2 cubes or 1 small jar) because you can always defrost/open more. Each baby is different!

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