How much does your 7 month old baby eat?

Mary - posted on 01/22/2011 ( 52 moms have responded )

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I was just curious on how much everyone's babies are eating a day? Mine is a week away from being 8 months and is eating:
1 (5oz) bottle when she wakes up
1/2 jar of veggies and 1/2 jar of fruit for lunch
1 (5oz) bottle in the afternoon
1/2 jar of veggies and 1/2 jar of fruit for supper
1 (5oz) bottle for bed
So basically in 1 day she's eating 2 jars of baby food (the small jars) and 3 (5oz) bottles a day. If I try to feed her more, she will eat it and then later spit up the food. I have family members saying I'm not feeding her enough and I need to be feeding her more. Just thought I would see what everyone is feeding their baby. At her 6 month check up she weighed 13.11 pounds so not sure what she weighs now. Also is anyone giving your baby water? Sometimes after lunch I will give her a bottle of just water (I heard this was bad and I heard it was good).
Thanks for any and all help.

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Feroz Ahmed - posted on 02/03/2014

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My son is 7 month old. He is waking up at 9:30 every morning I start with him cerelac he is eating 9 to 10 tea spoons. After 30 minutes I am feeding him. Then he start to play at 1 pm I am feeding him again after that he is sleeping upto 3 pm 3:15 1 am giving him a half banana adding little sugar . He start playing again till 4:30 . At 4:30 I am feeding him again and excetly at 6 pm I am giving a tea with biscuits. At 8 pm I am giving him 3 to 4 slices of orange then at 10 he is eating half banana again and after that he is sleeping during the night I am feeding him two to three times. Please advise me is it enough for my baby.................

Jessica Ann - posted on 07/31/2013

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The water is okay tk give after 6mth however, it can curb your babies appetite...especiall if given in between meals

Christina - posted on 01/31/2011

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My Lilly will be 8 months on the 13th (WOW time flies) she was a preemie and born 5lbs which was pretty good considering the early birth. I actually started her on solids a bit before she turned 6 months as she wanted to nurse non stop....literally LOL. She loved baby food! We really don't have a set schedule. I nurse her on demand and as for baby food. She usually eats a 4oz jar of fruits or veggies mixed with oatmeal baby cereal for breakfast and lunch. For dinner I add a 2.5 jar of meat to that. She usually gobbles it all up, some days she eats more, some days she eats less. Again I nurse her on demand so I'm sure that's a part of it. Oh and Lilly has reflex, she's a big time spitter upper, she was on meds up until 4 months of age where I took her off as a trial and she seemed perfect other than I have to change us a little more now. Oh and as for water, I'd ask you pediatrician. I personally would not be replacing a nursing with water at this age, regardless of size, Lilly weighed 15lbs at 6 months and my first daughter weighed 26lbs at 6 months (the bigger baby actually did not start solids until 8-9 months). Speaking of babies...mine needs me now so...good luck hun!

Heidi Lee - posted on 03/05/2013

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Conrads daily meal routine:
Conrad is 7 mths

Wakes at 7 and drinks a 7oz bottle of formula
At 8 has a whole rusk made with water
10.30 has a 5 oz bottle with formula and then a sleep
1.00 dinner a small jar of baby food with a yoghurt or mashed fruit for pud
3.00 has another 5oz bottle and napp
5 has a jar of baby food and either yoghurt, fruit or a baby biscuit for pud
7 - 8 has a 7oz bottle for bed
He drinks very weak baby squash from a sippy cup with meals
Dream feed him at 10 a 7oz bottle
He weighs 17lbs 6 oz

Janine - posted on 04/11/2013

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Hi my daughter Kyla is 7 and a hlf months old and weighs 21lbs... she has been weaned from 3 months as she didnt take to formula milk once i stopped breastfeeding her...

8am- brekkie... porridge or redybrek

Ipm- lunch... soup with bread/ small tinned pasta shapes etc followed by a fruit pot and yoghurt(varies each day)

5pm for dinner varies each nite... mashed potatoes wif veg and meat/ spag bol etc(she eats wat we eat)

8pm supper- porridge

Kyla also snacks in between on organic rice cakes and biscuits and fruit.

Kyla then sleeps from hlf 8 till hlf 9 the nxt morning...shes above average for height.. weight and length bt still has a very petite look about her... u just cant feed her enuf shes a gorb lol

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Katherine - posted on 02/07/2013

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My 7 month old has been ready for weaning since he was 3 months, but was held back from weaning because he was too young. As soon as he turned 5 months I started introducing baby rice, a couple of spoon full here and there he was drinking 150ml formula every three to four hours (He never did like any of the formulas). He was doing really well untill he turned 6 months, I was slowly increasing his solids and of course always giving formula first. But as he got closer to 7 months he increasingly became less interested in his formula. It went from him only wanting it before bed and when he woke to not at all. He would not drink water only juice which was advised to me by my GP because he was very constipated. So yet again I am forced to try out all the types of formula in hopes he will drink one. He has so far settled for Cow & Gate, he was previously on Hipp and before that Aptamil for colicky babies. He is slim built but so was his dad, the health visitor said according to his weight he is under weight, but looks healthy. He has all the typical folds, he just is small. Like he looks like he is 4 months old, but the 4 month old i compared him too was chubby.

Lisa-marie - posted on 01/30/2013

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my baby was weighed today, she is seven months old next week and weighs 18lb 12oz. she has three 120g pouchs a day and two 150ml bottles. and iv been told i need to cut her calorie intake asap, not sure how though.she still fits into her 3-6 months clothes well with growing space.

Rikki - posted on 02/03/2012

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hey. my son just turned 7mths last week and his feeding routine is he has 2level teaspoons of purity baby cereal, then 100mls of cooled black rooibos tea.

for lunch a steamed then mashed fruit ( pear, or apple usually)

a full 210ml bottle of fomula milk ( that takes the afternoon to finish)

for supper mashed veggies of same amount of cereal amd 110ml of fomula milk.

he wakes up for his last 210ml bottle at 2am.

he was weighed yesterday and was (as the nurses put it) a very healthy 9.5kg.

i personally was worried that i was feeding him too much but the nurses said he is quite healthy and still very active and as long as he is wanting the food, i shld give him.

i do give him a small bottle of water a day, but i dont force him to drink, but try him on it at regular intervals after his meal times. hope that helps u a bit! :)

Dora - posted on 01/31/2012

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My son is just shy of being 8 months old. He is 20lbs and 8 inches. He takes in approx. 20-24oz of breast milk a day (I pump so that is the only reason why I can measure his fluid intake). He also eats 3-4 stage 2 baby food jars. I mix the baby food with rice cereal in order to give it some thickness so it doesn't just run right off of the spoon. I think it really depends on the baby. Every baby is different. Some will eat more and some eat less. If your baby spits up if you feed her more than usual than maybe that is too much for her little belly. Also never go by their size. My 1st son was always i the 25% for his weight and he ate like a piggy. Play it day by day with her. If you notice that 1 day she is a little more hungry than another than increase her intake by a small amount case you don't want to shock her stomach.

Joni - posted on 01/26/2012

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Hi Everyone,



I am from the UK and my 7 month old eats the following:



-7oz milk when she wakes up but only 6 scoops of formula

-Breakfast which is two wheetabix and pured fruit

-Lunch which is mashed veg & pots and either chicken, fish or something like that

-Maybe a little baby rice bake for a snack

-Around 3pm she has 5 oz milk

-Dinner - mashed veg, pots and meat

Yoghurt for pudding, sometimes a yoghurt at lunch

-5oz milk before bed



Seems to be quite different to most people, our adive is baby lead weaning, start feeding at 6 months and then they can have almost everything, i however follow Anabel Karmel, great book which avoids a fussy eater when they are todlers...



Quick question - why doesnt anyone feed there babies meat?

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mine gets 4-5 8oz bottles a day cereal in the morning and fruit for lunch and veggies for dinner (my baby has to have extra calories though so that's why she eats so much) at her monthly weight check last month she weighed 11 lbs 8 oz

Krislea - posted on 09/30/2011

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well my LO is 7.5 months old..I'm from Australia and she will typically eat this in a day:
wake up about 7-8am.. she will have a 6oz bottle of formula and 1/2 weetbix/oats/polenta/rice cereal/fruit (using some of her bottle to make with)
sleep from about 8.30-9.00 -
10.30-11.00am she wakes i will giver her a piece of watermelon or apple ring (peeled and cored apple slice) 6 oz bottle
at 1.30/2.00pm for lunch she will have a piece of fruit puree or half an avocado..with another 6 oz bottle
3pm sleep
5pm 6oz bottle
dinner 7.30pm a blended mix of 2-4 veges (1/4 carrot, 1/8 potato and few small slices pumpkin) and if we have beef mince or chicken will add a little cooked separate from ours + 6 oz bottle
8.30-9pm Bed time

i make all her meals fresh 95% except the cereals.
she weighs as of yesterday. - 16.31 pounds and 67cm
she also has water throughout the day in between meals and probably drinks about 5 oz. if she eats apple puree i will keep apple water as juice..

Tina - posted on 02/18/2011

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it is good to introduce water to your child, even in your childs baby book it should have something about it. You still mainly give her formula. I think it's good thing so many kids mainly drink soft drink and other sugary drinks and rarely water and intrucing water at a young age is good so they don't make a fuss of it as they get bigger ultimately your her mum you'd know whether she is hungry or not trust your instincts if she's not getting enough you'll know. Juice and cordials normally isn't recommended for young children although people do give it to them. Because some drinks also contain salt as well as sugar and having too much can be harmful to young children. How much one child eats compared to another can be completely different. Depending on how fast they're growing etc. You sounds like you know what you're doing. If it works for you and your daughter keep it up.

Julie - posted on 02/14/2011

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Judah eats 3 4 oz bottles of breast milk while im at work at nurses about 3 more times while i'm home. he also eats puffs and my husband feeds him a half a jar - a jar of baby food at night.

I have a sippy straw cup for Judah and i let him drink it whenever hes thirsty. I also give him bits of whatever i'm eating... he weighs 17 lbs as per his last check up last month.


Which is interesting because he eats ALOT!! But He's always been very tall and lean and he has energy like no other baby I've seen... He is crazy... Crazy awesome...

Talitha - posted on 02/14/2011

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Wow, thats plenty of food! As long as she is happy then your doing a great job. My little one will have about 6 breastfeeds a day + half a peice of fruit or vege, but all babies are different.

Andrea - posted on 02/09/2011

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Alexandra eats:
1- 6oz bottle - formula @ 8:00am
1/2 a banana with cereal and 1 oz of formula @ 11:00am
1 - 5oz bottle - formula @ 12:30pm
4oz to 6oz of home made baby food @ 3:00pm
1 - 5 oz bottle formula @ 4:00- 4:30pm
1/2 jar of fruit and 2oz of home made baby food @ 7:30pm
1 - 5oz bottle formula @ 9:00pm
Sometimes she won't a bottle during the day.
@ het 6 month check up she weight 16.4 lbs and was at the 50%tile. She is now 71/2 months not sure how much she weights. Her Dr. told me to give her water 2 to 4 oz of water since she was born and , now she is up to 4 to 6 oz., sometime se takes it sometimes she doesn't.
Hope this helps.

Rebecca - posted on 02/06/2011

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the temp atm here is +40 degrees for the last week or so (>104F) so ive been giving him loads of water to keep his fluids up, but i wouldnt have given him water during winter.. besides the fact that he was too young. but i cant see the difference between giving boiled water.. or boiled water with formular powder.. doesnt make a difference i dont think.

User - posted on 02/04/2011

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My baby is 7 month,she has bottle 6 ounce early mornin and mid mornin eats cereal with 4 ounce bottle of formula, lunch she has 1/2 jar of veggies 1/2 of another vegtable with 4 ounce bottle . Bottle mid afternoon 6 ounces and dinner more veggies for dinner 1/2 a jar of one and a 1/2 jar for another and another 4 ounce formula . She goes to bed early so sometimes its to soon to give her a bottle before bed. Her doctor said to me not to give her water wait until the weather gets a little warmer but we can have try it and get use it. She does it like but I still offer it. Everyone different and each doctor is going to have their own opinion on water intake. As long as its not replacing any formula like some of the other gals have said I say its fine.

Ashley - posted on 02/03/2011

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Madison will be 8 months old on the 16th of Feb,
She wakes up @ 7am, eats 6oz of formula, bowl of cereal(oatmeal and apples,) and a yogurt, between 11-12 she eats 1 jar of 2 stage of meat with a veggie, and a 8 oz of formula, 8 oz of juice through out the day, around 4-5 she has a jar of fruit second stage and 6 oz of formula, and around 8-9 a 8 oz of formula, at her 6 months needles she weighed 17 pounds 5 oz and now she is 18 pounds 6 oz and throughout all of that she has farley biscuits, and mum mums, and some fresh fruits to suck on, but not all at once

Rebecca - posted on 02/02/2011

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I make all my lil mans food myself.. so im not exactly sure of what he has amount wise.. & im from Australia, so not sure of the conversions either, so ill give it a try.
When he wakes up at 6:30, i BF him until he doesn't care for anymore,its nice to have a good-morning cuddle in the meantime :) He then has 100mL (3oz?) of formular milk with 1 weetbix. He then has some cartoon-time & a play, usually sleeps from 10:30-12.00, then gets up for lunch. Usually for lunch ill puree 1small banana with 1tblespoon (0.5oz) of apple & 1 tablespoon (0.5oz) of watermellon-soooo yuum. After lunch i give him 150ml (5oz) of watermellon juice (I blend up the watermellon with a stick-blender until its completly liquid, then strain the entire lot. I freeze the 'meat' part stil left in the strainer in icecube trays for his lunches, & bottle the 'liquid' part for him to drink,about 5oz at a time) He then has a 8.5oz bottle at about 3pm.. then nap. for dinner (about 6:30pm) he has x5 'icecubes' of veges, usually x1 carrot, x1 zucchini, x1 potato, x1 peas, x1 spinach, & if were having chicken, ill chop up a tiny bit & blend it in. then he will have some custard & a 8oz bottle before bed. I know it sounds like alot, but its really not- hes a healthy weight & does all the right things-sleeps through & is happy as anything, not overweight in the slightest. & i do give him maybe 1bottle of water throughout the day, he just drinks it as he pleases, hes not a huge fan, but i dont believe in giving him tinned or jar food, or store bought juice. i make 95% of everything myself, i know exactly wat he gets & its 100% good for him :)

Jennifer - posted on 02/01/2011

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My little guy is quite the piglet and he is still in the 5th percentile for weight at 6 months. When he gets up he eats a small bowl of oatmeal with a stage 2 jar of the breakfast food. Then a midmorning 8 oz bottle. For lunch he eats a bowl of rice cereal with another jar of stage 2 veggies. Then a midafternoon bottle. For dinner he eats a jar of veggie and a fruit stage 2. And finally another 8 oz. bottle to go to bed. I only buy the baby food by the week because he eats so much. lol.

Erin - posted on 02/01/2011

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I'm glad someone else is wondering about this, too! This is what Dylan gets through the day:

7:30 - 5 oz. breastmilk w/cereal

10:30 - 4 or 5 oz. milk

12:00 - small jar of fruit and 1 oz. apple juice in sippy cup

1:30 - 4 oz. milk

4:30 - 4 or 5 oz. milk

5:30 - small jar of veggie

8:00 - 5 oz. milk w/cereal



Some days he eats less than this. Hope it helps! :-)

Also, Dylan was born 4 weeks early and weighed 5 lbs. 1 oz. He is now up to 16 lbs. 2 oz. and he was 7 months on Jan. 25.

Angela - posted on 02/01/2011

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Chiara has 2 tablespoons of cereal with fruit for breakie, half a tin of veggies with a cube or 2 of my home made veggies for lunch and if she is still hungry then i give her 2 extra cubes of fruit. for dinner she has a yoghurt with 2 cubes of fruit. Chiara is also breastfed so i b/f her before every meal...she gets breastfed on average 4-6 times in a 24 hour cycle...depending on her sleep

Hannah - posted on 02/01/2011

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My little boy is also a week away from being eight months old and he is still breastfeeding almost exclusively. He weighs 18 pounds and is still gaining weight. Just feed her as much as she seems to want.

Samantha - posted on 01/31/2011

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my daughter eats 3 times a day, she eats 2 jars of baby food with 4 oz of formula and cereal with juice and shes out between 7 and 10 that night.

Penny - posted on 01/31/2011

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My little monster is still only eating mommy milk (fed on demand). :o) We finally tried sweet potatoes last night and he wanted nothing to do with them, so we'll wait a while longer. They're just practice for the first year anyway.

Pam - posted on 01/31/2011

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My son is 7 months & is still pretty much BF exclusively so I have no idea how much he's eating. He won't eat any of the baby food I've tried. So far only a few bites at a time of mashed potatoes or a very small amt of fresh fruit. He won't even drink from a bottle or sippy cup but I do offer water or diluted juice. He usually just chews on the nipple. His doctor is fine with him not eating solids and so am I. He's gaining weight and growing. All 3 of my kids have had different eating habits and your baby's will be different from everyone else's. As long as she's growing and healthy it doesn't matter the amnt you'll know when she needs more.

Siobhan - posted on 01/31/2011

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my daughter has 6oz bottle for breakfast wiv small bowl of baby porridge, 1/2 a jar for lunch and 1/2 a jar for dessert and some juice, 6oz bottle at 3, then 1/2 a jar for tea and 1/2 a jar for dessert and some juice, 6oz bottle for bedtime.

Natalie - posted on 01/31/2011

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I agree with a number of comments. Dont worry about what other people say. Every child is different and requirements vary with every child. My son at seven months weighs nearly 12kg and my niece at 15months weighs 8 kgs. They are both happy and healthy but are different children with different parents. My husband is very tall and my son is going to be to. My son has a banana or a weetbix with boiled water for breakfast and a bottle at nap time, mashed veges, yoghurt, baby pasta, etc for lunch and tea and then another bottle at bed time. My doctor advised to give him boiled water if he wants a bottle inbetween times which he sometimes does.

Carly - posted on 01/30/2011

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My son eats 4 6oz bottles 2 containers of baby food and 2-3 small snacks through out the day the snacks are normally gerber puffs some of my food or part of a banana he drinks water out of a sippy cup that is with him all day long his 6 month check up he weighed just under 18lb. but every baby is differant

Sapna - posted on 01/30/2011

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breast milk in the morning, at night and one feed in the day. She eats 2 biscuits, baby food and drinks water. She also loves to eat what we eat.

Smith_family0609 - posted on 01/30/2011

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All babies are different. My daughter is 7 months 1 week, is fairly small (14 lbs) and eats like its going out of style! lol.
8am - 5oz bottle
10am - 4 oz jar fruit, 1 tbls. oatmeal mixed with breast milk
12pm - 4 - 5oz bottle
2pm - 4-5 oz jarred veggies
4pm - 4oz bottle and a 1/4 cup softened cheerios
6pm - 4-5 oz jarred veggies
8pm - 4 oz bottle and 1 mum mum cracker
9-10pm 4 oz bottle - bed time.

It seems like a lot but she drinks about 20-25 oz of milk a day, which the doctor said was right on target for her right now and she loves her veggies and such (its like pulling teeth to get her to eat her fruit) and shes a huge cheerio fan. We also give her 5 oz of water during the day to keep her from getting constipated. And she is a VERY active baby, which is why I think she eats so much and is still so small. She only takes about 2 naps a day but sleeps hard for almost a full 10-12 hours at night (makes for very happy parents. lol) You can only feed them what they will eat. Its best not to force anything or they will get the idea that meal time is scary and bad, thus be scared when they get hungry. If you LO wants to eat, feed her until shes full. If not, don't force it. She'll eat when shes hungry. And if your doctors not worried, then you shouldn't be either. :)

Nicole - posted on 01/30/2011

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You sound a lot like me. My daughter will be 8 months old on Feb 12 and only weighs 16lbs. Every says how TINY she is and thinks she is MAYBE 5 months old! But the child eats a ton of solids.
*wakes up and eats a cup to a cup and a half of some sort of fruit mixture
*1- 5oz bottle after her nap
*either another 5oz bottle (if she gets up around 7a or 8a) OR usually another cup to a cup and a half of a veggie. Sometimes a 3-4oz bottle and some applesauce
*a 5 oz bottle
*sometimes at night a 6oz bottle right before bed

Usually she eats probably 3-3 1/2 cups of solid foods (now adding some finger food snacks in there too) and 3- 5oz bottles. I am actually considering lowering the amount of bottles because she still eats it and usually spits up about an oz immediately. She handles solid foods MUCH better than formula. She is also on reflux meds and now we switched to soy formula.

Don't worry about what everyone else says. My doctor told me that it doesn't matter how much they actually weigh, as long as its going up according to their birth weight and NOT losing weight. If she is eating and not fussing... then you can't force it on her. It is just like us... we can only eat so much. Everyone is different. Listen to YOUR gut and your childs eating habits and not everyone else.

Codie - posted on 01/29/2011

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min- take her to the pediatrician and tell them what is going on. if her receant actions are out of the ordinary...she may be sick. they find an ear infection by looking with a scope into the inner ear. also if your baby is teething, this will sometimes effect eating and sleeping habits. not all babies show signs of typical ear aches...no ear pulling or fever. she could also be going through a phase or growing spurt. but rule out illness

Sarah - posted on 01/29/2011

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My daughter eats 8oz at 8am, 8oz at noon, 8oz at four and 8oz at eight. She usually has a jar of stage 2 baby food or a bowl full of cereal. She was 14lbs at her 6 months check up, not sure how much she is now. She is 31 weeks old.

Adrienne - posted on 01/29/2011

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Madelyn just turned 7 months today and weighed 21lbs 12 oz 2 days ago. For breakfast she was 3tsp of cereal mixed with 1/2 of a 3.5 oz jar of fruit and 2 oz formula she drinks some water or juice out of her sippy also then an 8 oz bottle of formula before nap time. For lunch she has a 3.5 oz jar of fruits and a 3.5 oz jar of veggies with her sippy of juice or water and an 8 oz bottle before nap time. For supper she has a 3.5 oz jar of veggies with a 4 oz jar of meats and an 8 oz bottle before bedtime. Somedays she doesn't eat all of her lunch or supper but that's her food intake for the most part :)

Maritza - posted on 01/29/2011

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My understanding is that breast milk is mostly loaded with fat. The idea of introducing solids is to convert the intake of fat for more intake of proteins from meats, and all the other nutrients found in vegetables and fruits. Also, everybody needs water, while babies are breast feeding they get their water from it as well as they get it from the fruits and veggies. I guess it all depends in whether you need your baby to gain weight or the opposite. If you want your baby to gain weight I would say to stay with the breastfeeding since it has more fats and skip the water. If the baby has a tendency to be constipated then the water will be good for her. My baby is a week to be 8 months old, male, born weighting 7 lbs 11 oz, measuring 25 in. Right now he weights approximately 20 lbs. He was breast fed only until he reached 6 months. Since he does not need to increase his weight, I give him his solids first and after that I will offer the breast milk. He takes for breakfast at 6 am 3 tbs cereal with breast milk in it, and in still hungry, 1/2 tbs fruit (apple sauce, scrapped banana, scrapped papaya, etc.), then I wait until 11 or 12 am to give him lunch which will consist of 1.5 tbs chicken, 2 tbs veggies (any of green beans, carrots, peas, chayote, squash, sweet potato, etc.) and after I will offer the breast milk. Then around 6 pm I will repeat the cereal, oatmeal usually and the fruit or the chicken if he did not eat it all or at all. Right now I have been giving him breast milk before taking his shower to get him ready to go to sleep since it seems to make him stay asleep all night through.

Jackye - posted on 01/28/2011

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i feed my 7 month old alot more than that. and she spits up... but i have consulted her pediatrition and she told me that krystal is just a spitter upper lol but she still gains weight instead of loosing it so nothing to worry about. she also said some babies just spit up and some dont.

Min - posted on 01/28/2011

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how did you find out he has ear infection in the end? My daughter is not eating much neither but she is not showing anything she might have ear infection. She is also constantly waking up during sleep I don't know if this is related?

Renee - posted on 01/28/2011

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My baby is the same age and usually I nurse her when we get up in the morning, then she likes to eat some cereal snacks (the ones that desolve in the mouth) then I usually give her some cereal with fruit, then I just breast feed her the rest of the day until supper then I give her one jar of veggies and she breast feeds before bed. She does eat more of the finger snacks for crawlers throughout the day, she love them! My daughter weighed 17lbs at 7months and 16lbs at 6months. I think that 13lbs at 6mths is a little small, but I have a friend that has a daughter that at one year old she only weighed 16lbs, and that was ok for her. As for the water, I think it is ok to give them a little bit, I give my daughter 1oz of juice mixed with 4oz of water throughout the day, but that is all she gets. I mainly do that because I am nervous about her getting constipated from the cereal! I am just a nervous nurse and have seem constipated babies before and dont want that for my daughter! Anyways, at daycare she eats 4 4oz bottles of breastmilk and gets fed fruit or veggies at least once, sometimes twice! But she is at daycare for 10hrs!

Kim - posted on 01/27/2011

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I just went through this same issue with my daughter who will be 8 months next week. She was only consuming between 18-20 ounces of milk and 1 jar of food a day. The pediatrician recommended they have at least 24 ounces of food and between 1-4 jars of stage 1 or 2 foods. I had no idea how to get her to eat more. Then we found out that she had an ear infection. She was not fussy, not pulling at her ear, nothing to indicate it. Once we got that resolved her eating picked up. She's now up to 20-24 ounces a day and at least 2 jars of food. You may want to have that checked. Just thought it might help!

Alicia - posted on 01/26/2011

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Have you checked with your doctor about reflux? My kids have it. Spitting up is only one of the things the baby will do if I forget to give her her medicine.

Lynne - posted on 01/26/2011

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My son is behind on the solids as he has a very sensitive gag reflex and we have had to start him on a more solid baby food. He seems to be liking that much more. He eats a few cheerios and one small chunk of sweet potato for breakfast, squash for lunch and then small bites of our dinner. Other than that he eats about 6-8 (7 ounce) bottles a day. Our dr said his weight is great for having just been on the bottle. I was told not to give water in a bottle because this replaces the need for formula. At 9 months he will get a sippy cup of water to start learning how to use it. Trust your instincts, if your baby needed more food she would be "asking" for it. If you have to force fee her to get her to take more then she doesn't need it. She won't starve herself. If you are worried you call and talk to your dr.

Samantha - posted on 01/26/2011

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My daughter just turned 7 months yesterday and she gets an 8oz bottle around 5am, cereal for breakfast along with what is left of a 4oz bottle if she wants it, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 veg for lunch, another 8oz bottle in the afternoon, cereal, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 veg for dinner and another 8oz bottle before bed. We have been giving her water out of a sippy cup (per our dr) after her meals to get her use to drinking water and out of a cup. My daughter also out weighs your baby by 4lbs at her 6 month check up :-). I know what you mean about the spitting up, we went through the same thing but the more solid foods she has gotten the better it has been and she doesn't do that anymroe.

Tracey - posted on 01/26/2011

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Marsali has an 8oz bottle when she gets up followed by about a jar full of Cow and Gate cereal midday she will eat a jar size amount with an 8oz bottle of water/squash then at three she'll have an 7/8oz bottle of formula come six she'll have another Jar sized portion with a fromage frais and more water/squash and at 7.30 she will have another bottle of formula sometime only 4/5oz sometime 8oz. And she keeps it all down. All babies are different and what is good for one isn't necessarily good for another. Hope you find the help you need. xx

Desray - posted on 01/26/2011

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My daughter will be 8 months on the 6th Feb, she has 4 to 6 bottles of milk (125ml per bottle) per day. She has cereal for breakfast (8 to 12 spoons) at lunch time she has a 200ml of Purity (flavour varies everyday) at dinner she has another 200ml of Purity. Inbetween she has 2 baby rusks, 6 to 8 cheese curls (crisps) and if I am lucky a bit of water (not her fav) now and then she will have some juice but only out of a sippy cup and not her bottle.

Emily - posted on 01/25/2011

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Carter has been difficult, contending with Reflux and Lactose intolerance.. He has a 5 ounce bottle every 4 hours so avg is 5am, 9am, 1pm, 5pm.. We are just about to increase the amt he is eating, he has a 3.5oz jar mixed with rice/or oatmeal breakfast lunch and dinner, however he is hungrier now. So tonight we are moving up to the stage 3 foods which are 6oz.. I dont know if he'll eat all of it, but we will see! As for the water, if he wakes up in the middle of the night we give him a few ounces of water. He is in daycare and has been sick most of the winter.. Water is good! not bad! If she is thirsty water is fine! The pediatricians all say that fluids are good! Keep your baby hydrated!

Shawnie - posted on 01/24/2011

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my son at 6 months was told he is the size of a 1 year old. my husband and i are well over 6ft tall, my husband 6'4. my son eats 1/4 cup cereal of breakfast and a 4 oz bottle, mid morning 6 oz bottle, lunch veggies and protien (chicken) i make his food, so its probably about 3-4 oz, and sometimes he wants 1-2 oz of yogurt too, mid afternoon 6 oz bottle, dinner same amount of food as lunch, and 6 oz of formula b4 bed. he also wakes up once at 4 am to eat still and gets a 6oz bottle. he is gonna be tall, at almost 8 months next week he is in 18month clothes. you know whats best for your child. so as long as growth is ok for your pediatrician then go with it

Sarah - posted on 01/24/2011

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Cody has mixed grains cereal with banana and a 9oz bottle for breakfast (630)
10:30-11 is 1/2 jar veg ,1/2 chicken, 8oz bottle
3:30-4 8oz bottle
5:30-6 is dinner 1/2 jar veg, 1/2 jar fruit 8 oz bottle
Cody just turned 7 months and has been eating like this since 4 months, he is a big guy so he needs a lot!

Doris - posted on 01/24/2011

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Some babies eat more than others so it's hard to compare.Same goes with their weight. My little guy was just over 16 pounds at his 6 month appt. I never give water in a bottle. I have tried water in a sippy cup to help him practice drinking out of a cup but he really hasn't gotten the hang of that yet. I have only offered juice (prune) when he seems a little constipated.
He has 3-4 oz of breast milk when he wakes up around 7am. Cereal (sometimes with fruit and sometimes not) and a 2-3 oz bottle of breastmilk around 8:30a.m
At lunch he has 1/2 a container of Gerber baby yogurt or 1/2 container of a vegetable and 2-3 oz bottle of breastmilk. Mid afternoon he has about 3-4 oz of breastmilk. At dinner he eats 1/2 jar of a baby food dinner, 1/2 container of a vegetable , and 1/2 a container of a fruit and about 2-3 oz of breastmilk. When we eat dinner he tends to whine a little for what we are eating so I try to give him a few bites of something we are having. If it's something he can't have, I just mash up a small piece of banana or part of a baked sweet potato but only if he asks (whines) for it. . Before bed he eats about 4 oz of breastmilk. Good luck!

Dawn - posted on 01/23/2011

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I'm not sure of my daughters exact intake of milk as we bf, but I nurse her 4-6 times a day, she gets one bottle of formula a day at her sitter's while my husband and I are at work, and the amount varies day to day. Every morning she gets about 1/4 c total of cereal and applesauce mixed with a little added water to thin it, and a vegetable at supper in the evening, usually at least 2 ounces. She must be going througha growth spurt, as she's really upping the amount of solid food she'll take at one time, and wants them more often. Also she usually gets a baby mum mum snack every day. They're a rice rusk, similar to a teething buscuit, but made of fruits and vegeatable with rice flour.
I offer my little one water, and a she refuses it currently, but we keep trying. A couple ounces a day, no more than 4 if I remember correctly, is ok, but as long as she's still nursing, and often , she should bbe plenty well hydrated. Just keep listening to your motherly instincts and as long as your little girl is happy and healthy and growing, trust your own judgement.

Carolyn - posted on 01/22/2011

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Logan's food is :

7 -Nurse then cereal mixed with breastmilk and fruit.
11- nurse, then 3 cubes ( so 3 oz) of home made baby food. and if he seems extra hungry, a couple of tablespoons of fruit, or a 3rd of a banana

3pm Nurse, then 3 more cubes ( oz) of food, and something for dessert, so more fruit

7 pm nurse , 8pm a good size bowl of cereal with 2oz of breastmilk mixed in and fruit. 830 2-3 oz bottle for settling down before bed.

giving water will only take the place of what should be formula or breastmilk in her bottle and tummy. Logan was 22lbs at his 6 months shots, but he is a big baby ( 17lbs by 8 weeks on the boob alone LOL ) so to me 13.11 sounds small but if she is steady on her own growth curve then she is fine. I would defintely cut out the water. Maybe offer small sips during meals ( Logan gets some diluted juice and never drinks much of it to wash down some grub) She should be getting her water through her formula.

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