Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Sandra - posted on 03/29/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My daughter pediatrician told me to start her schedule with breakfast lunch an dinner as well as milk(between 18 to 30oz) in between, and some snacks. How do you manage to feed so much and still feed them bottles? What is your schedule like now? (my daughter is 8 months) Thanks!

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Nichola - posted on 03/30/2009

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my son has between 6 and 8oz for every bottle and he is eating whatever i eat basically he will have like toast and yogurt veggies and pasta and he is eating meat and stuff too m

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Angela - posted on 04/03/2009

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I'm not sure about the measurements as you seem to use oz Austin has breakfast (weetbix warm made up with formula) at 8am ish followed by 150-200ml bottle then has morning kai at about 9ish lunch (sandwiches & yoghurt maybe some fruit) between 11-12 a 150ml bottle at 1pm ish then afternoon kai (normally a cracker and slice of fruit) at 230ish (cracker etc) and dinner (meat and vegies) at 5-530pm and a 150-200m bottle at 6-630pm before bed he goes to preschool 9-3 during the week and in the weekends it sometimes changes depends on his mood and what we are doing

User - posted on 04/01/2009

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my daughter is 8.5 months, her schedule is 8:00 breakfast & 6oz bottle, 11am 6oz bottle, 2pm lunch & 6oz bottle,5pm 6oz bottle, 730 dinner, 830 6oz bottle.

Hayley - posted on 04/01/2009

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my baby doesn't seem to eat as much as what some other babies do but then might eat more than others.



My health visitor has advised that babies her age (6 months onwards (she's 8 months)) should have at least 20oz of milk each day which worried me as Grace only has a maximum of 18oz (3 x 6oz bottles) if I try to get her to take more she brings it back up so I just go with what she's happy taking. Some days she'll only have 4oz others she'll drink all 6oz.



She gets up usually between 7-7:30 has a bottle, then breakfast mid morning. She then has a nap early afternoon somedays and then lunch if she's not slept too long. She has a bottle early afternoon and sometimes another nap late afternoon. She then has dinner at about 5:30 and 2 fromage frais or fruit and custard. She then has a bottle before bed so at 7:30 ready for bed at 8pm.



I'm trying to get her naps down to 1 a day and then work lunch in a bit better so that she has 3 meals a day.



I'd go with what your baby is happiest eating. You can't force food/milk down them, I tried to up Grace's milk and it didn't suit her at all.

Sandra - posted on 03/31/2009

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Thanks to those that responded. I was just worried my daughter would eat more than needed. She loves food an would eat all day!

Bridget - posted on 03/30/2009

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My girl has half a jar of fruit with her muesli for breakfast (we had pear and kiwifruit as the fruit today) this morning, lunch is sometimes vege's and meat followed by a plain biscuit or half a banana (fed to herself) or a jar of babyfood with a sandwich after , dinner is what my hubby calls a "roast meal" - I cook carrot, potato, brocolli, pumpkin and beef (all mashed) and she loves that (sometimes I put some apple or plum sauce with it). Then when we have our dinner she'll have some of whatever we eat - a bit of steak, or cooked carrot as fingerfood. I can't help with how many oz she has of milk as we're still breastfeeding as much as she wants, whenever she wants .

User - posted on 03/30/2009

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My son is very benhind on solids (he has a milk protein allergy and severe reflux that we have been battling) and is still on stage one. I usually offer rice cereal in the morning (he usually eats 1-1.5 tablespoon) and at lunch he usually eats a 3-4 tablespoons of veggies and dinner he usually doesn't eat much and has a couple of spoonfuls of fruit. He was drinking 6-7 oz. bottle every 3 hours but recently has only been taking 4-5 oz. at each feeding. I think he has a lot of tummy issues so he's not a big eater.

Sharonda - posted on 03/30/2009

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MY DAUGHTER DRINKS..9 OUNCE BOTTLES...AND FOR LUNCH SHE EATS BASICALLY WAT I EAT SANDWITCHES..AND FOR DINNER WHAT I EAT ALSO.

Sandra - posted on 03/30/2009

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Thank you ladies for responding. What do you actually give for lunch and dinner, and how many oz are your bottles each time? I give my daughter a sandwich with cream cheese and half a yogurt for lunch, and veggies/warm feeding for dinner.

Sharonda - posted on 03/30/2009

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MY DAUGHTER IS 8MTHS ALSO..AN 2WKS..AN ITS QUITE CONFUSIN BUT SHE DRINKS A BOTTLE EVERY 3HRS..AND SHE EATS EVERYTIME I EAT ALSO...THATS HER SCHEDULE..

Sarah - posted on 03/30/2009

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I was just commenting to my sister that with all the eating my son is supposed to do, all he does is eat between sleeping! He's up at 8am and gets a bottle, has brkfst at about 9am, then gets more bottle just before nap at 10am. Up from nap at about 12pm, gets a little bottle, then lunch at about 1pm, then more bottle before nap at 230pm. Up again at about 430pm and gets more bottle, then dinner at 6pm and more bottle before bed at 730pm. eat-sleep-eat-sleep-eat-sleep...

User - posted on 03/30/2009

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I'm having trouble fitting in all the bottles and solid food feedings. My son isn't a big eater and fills up on solid foods. He usually has a bottle every 3-4 hours and then I feed him solid food in between. He hasn't been drinking his bottle very well and I think he is filling up on solid foods so I think I may try to cut back . He only eats about 6 tablespoons of solid food a day which isn't much but he doesn't sleep through the night unless he has 28-30 oz. of formula (he can eat a ton of solid foods but if he doesn't get his oz. of formula, he won't sleep through the night)  Since they say that babies get their nutrition from formula until a year, and solids are "extras," I'm just going to start focusing on getting him his daily oz. of milk.

Ann - posted on 03/30/2009

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My daughter will be nine months next week and we do bottle at 6:30, cereal and fruit 7:30, bottle at 9 and 11, then lunch at 12:30, bottle at 2 and 4 then diner at 6 and bottle at 7 before bed....and some days she eats in between :)  But she is growing sooo fast and she definitely tells me if she doesnt want it, as long as long as she takes her bottles I let her slide on food, I think it all evens out.

Bridget - posted on 03/29/2009

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my girl's an early riser so it's boob at 5am(ish), a little sleep until 7ish, breakfast by 7.30, boob at 9 then a nap, lunch at 11.30 - 12, then a boob, then a nap, boob at 3 and 4 (one side at a time because there's so much else to do!), then diiner at 5, boob at 7pm then down for the night.

Nichola - posted on 03/29/2009

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my son eats breakfast about a half hour after he wakes up and then about an hour later he will have a bottle between 6 and 8 oz....then he has lunch around 12 and then another bottle between and hour, hour and a half later...he takes a nap then...he has a snack around 3ish when he wakes up and then anywhere from quarter of 5 to six thirty he will eat dinner and then a bottle right before bed

Samantha - posted on 03/29/2009

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With my son, he nurses at 6am, breakfast at 8, nurses at 10, eats lunch at 12, nurses right after, has a snack at 3:30, nurses at 5, supper at 7, nurses again at 8 right before bed. This seems like a lot, but they really fall into a pattern after not too long, plus with the extra food during the day, he no longer wakes at night! HTH

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