What are moms feeding their 8 1/2 month olds (daily)?

Sarah - posted on 11/27/2009 ( 120 moms have responded )

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Just wanted to see if I could get examples of what other moms out there are feeding their 8 1/2 month old? Thanks!

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Traci - posted on 11/30/2009

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Yes, cow milk can be dangerous for the child system if given to early. Check with your Doctor before introducing cows milk, other dairy products and eggs to be safe. Gavin was born March 28th and only has his two bottom teeth (top two are coming in slowly now). So he has only has fruit and veggie baby food. He had a reaction to rice cereal, so our doctor recomended waiting several more months before reintroducing grains again. So he basically in nursing 3xs a day and eating two meals of 2-4oz baby food, right now. I am shocked to see so many kids his age eating so much every day, there must be a lot of babies with a lot of teeth out there. I followed a chart from wholesomebabyfood.com with my first son (3 1/2 now) and it went very smoothly. Make sure you only introduce one new food every couple days to watch for any reactions that might come of it.

Renae - posted on 11/27/2009

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If it helps I can tell you what an 8mo needs from a dietary point of view? Until 12 months milk is still the most important part of baby's diet. Most of their nutrition comes from milk as they are still unable to absorb a lot of the nutrients in solid food. An 8mo old should be having 5-7 bottles per day and up to 3 meals (2 is fine). Most dieticians say to let them eat as much or as little solid food as they want to. A lot of it just goes in one end and out the other anyway. But as a rough guide most babies have 1-3 tablespoons of solid food.

Erin - posted on 12/01/2009

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My daughter is still mostly nursing, but I give her cereal or fruit (bananas, apples or pears) for breakfast, then she gets another solid for dinner so far we've introduced sweet peas, carrots and sweet potatos. im not in any hurry for her to grow up too soon so we are taking our time. She also enjoys the happy baby organic puffs or finger food.

Natasha - posted on 11/29/2009

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Geez reading all these post makes me think my daughter is straggling behind!! She was born 30th March she has about 6-7 bottles a day and we are trying to push 2-3 meals of baby food but she doesn't eat anything that is a thick or lumpy consistency she just gags on it.

Helen, It may be different overseas but in Australia it is reccomended not to give babies cow's milk til over 12mths of age, only formula milk should be given, i have been told this by every doctor and paediatrician i have seen.

Daniela - posted on 11/27/2009

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4 bottles a day and 3 meals of solids.

Breakfast is baby cereal with fruit and cows milk.
For lunch it's either fish puree, chicken casserole, lentils, lamb casserole, beef casserole followed by homemade fruit puree.
Dinner is usually vegetables with pasta and/or cheese, some finger foods and then fruit puree.
Check out this website. It has got lots of fantastic baby food recipes: http://www.annabelkarmel.com/
I use it all the time.

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Cate - posted on 11/14/2013

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I am having trouble getting my 8 month old to eat baby food he doesn't like chunks and just always wants the bottle.. Does anyone have any advice on what to do?

Sian - posted on 01/09/2010

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My little girl is 10 months old, we started her on solids at around 6 months-just baby rice cereal, then veggies, fruit etc. She now has breastmilk first thing in the morning (6-7am) then cereal for breakfast-wheat bix (2 biscuits-same as me!) or porridge with fruit and full cream milk, banana or yoghurt in between brekkie and lunch, lunch-sandwich (cheese, avo, ham, tuna etc) or something eggy omelette/frittata etc or baked beans, yoghurt, sometimes fit in another breastfeed between lunch and dinner, dinner-whatever we're having cut up small, then sometimes custard and fruit-blueberries, pear, mango, watermelon, stone fruit etc, and a bottle before bed. My maternal health nurse said full cream milk is fine to make sauces, add to cereal etc but not as a drink before 12 months old. She only has her two bottom teeth but takes bites out of her sandwich (never cut it up smaller than quarters), she even took a bite out of some steak we were having for dinner! She also has water from a sippy cup throughout the day.

Have heard not to give honey to babies under 12 months and we don't give her peanut butter because her dad is allergic to peanuts so have been advised to wait a while....

Julie - posted on 01/04/2010

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My son turned 9mths old on 12/26. I nurse my son when he wakes up, then about an hour later he gets breakfast of cereal & fruit, or scrambled eggs & veggies. He's also had waffles & frenchtoast for breakfast. I couldn't really tell ya as far as when he gets milk through out the day, cuz I nurse on demand. But when he's at the sitter I think he'll get a bottle after breakfast sometime of 4-6oz.



For lunch at around 12-12:30pm I'll give him veggies, fruit, pasta; basically whatever I have on hand or leftovers. Then he'll nurse again before his afternoon nap. I know my sitter gives him a 6oz bottle of formula before his nap too.



For dinner I try to give him whatever we are having or I'll make some veggies and fruit. And again, I nurse on demand. I make my own purees with frozen / fresh organic veggies & fruits. He loves his food and will pretty much eat anything, except blueberries. Although we've had some trouble with him getting a rash with kiwi, so we cut those out.



Fo snacks he'll get graham crackers, yogurt melts, cherrios, etc. A great website to check out is wholesomebabyfood.com - lots of food ideas.

Emma - posted on 01/04/2010

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Hi, we have a 9 month old daughter and breakfast can be:

weetabix or porridge

toast

fruit and yoghurt

dippy egg and soldiers(just make sure the white is solid)

scrambled egg.



Lunch is varied can be:

pasta

omelette

jam,tuna, cheese spead or ham sandwiches

yoghurt

fruit

organix cheese sticks are a baby version of crisps she loves the whole range of their finger food



Dinner is whatever myself and my partner have but finer some of her favs are:

Lasagne

Spag bol with cut up spag

mini homemade 'baby' pizza with chopped tomato, pinapple and ham topping, very little cheese, these are also great for freezing and cutting up as finger food!

fish pie

cottage/sheppards pie

creamy mash, chopped up sausage and a few low salt/sugar beans

chicken/meat stew

she also loves creamed butternut squash or sweet potato



Snacks during the day:

Cheese straws, gingerbread men and biscuits but homemade purely so I know whats going in them, I alter the recipies to leave out salt and other bad things, its much cheaper to make your own than buy ready made in boxes.

breadsticks

Chopped up banana or oranges any fruit really



She basically eats anything and everything and I let her try anything hoping it will make her less fussy later on!



She also has plenty of very weak juice, and a cup of milk as i've justed stopped her b.feeding :-)

Emma - posted on 01/04/2010

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Hi, we have a 9 month old daughter and breakfast can be:

weetabix or porridge

toast

fruit and yoghurt

dippy egg and soldiers(just make sure the white is solid)

scrambled egg.



Lunch is varied can be:

pasta

omelette

jam,tuna, cheese spead or ham sandwiches

yoghurt

fruit

organix cheese sticks are a baby version of crisps she loves the whole range of their finger food



Dinner is whatever myself and my partner have but finer some of her favs are:

Lasagne

Spag bol with cut up spag

mini homemade 'baby' pizza with chopped tomato, pinapple and ham topping, very little cheese, these are also great for freezing and cutting up as finger food!

fish pie

cottage/sheppards pie

creamy mash, chopped up sausage and a few low salt/sugar beans

chicken/meat stew

she also loves creamed butternut squash or sweet potato



Snacks during the day:

Cheese straws, gingerbread men and biscuits but homemade purely so I know whats going in them, I alter the recipies to leave out salt and other bad things, its much cheaper to make your own than buy ready made in boxes.

breadsticks

Chopped up banana or oranges any fruit really



She basically eats anything and everything and I let her try anything hoping it will make her less fussy later on!



She also has plenty of very weak juice, and a cup of milk as i've justed stopped her b.feeding :-)

Tiana - posted on 01/03/2010

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We do baby lead weaning. DD has as many breast feeds a day as she likes. Mornings she will often have some porridge (made with rolled oats and water) or wheatbix and water, lunch is whatever I'm eating (unless it has dairy or egg in it, then she will have some toast, crackers or fruit/veges), today it was pasta, yesterday tomato and cucumber. Dinner is vege casserole and then fruit for desert (she is having apples tonight, sometimes mango, banana, paw paw, avocado).



Some days she will only eat a bit of dinner and a few snacks during the day. We don't stress about her solids intake as she has unlimited milk, and is a healthy 10kg.

Megan - posted on 01/03/2010

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@ Renae--



I am a developmental specialist and what you state about all the conflicting information is so true! I find so many parents are so confused. I always refer all my patients to the World Health Organization (WHO) website, as it gives recommendations based on research on a global level--so it takes into account all races and ethnicity and the results are the average of all. I find the growth charts particularly useful for my practice as they are based on breast-feeding; most of the charts the doctor's use are based on formula and the growth curves are completely different if you have a breast feed baby. A lot of parents don't know this and get worried if their children's percentiles are off- when the doctor's are using the wrong charts. The WHO link is:http://www.who.int/en/

if you search under Health Topics for 'child' you'll see a lot of interesting readings. :-)

Rowena - posted on 01/03/2010

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yoghurt, fruit salad (banana,mango,kiwi fruit,strawberry), custard, vegies, rice, pasta, chicken, lamb, tuna, beef. Pretty much what ever we eat, but a bit finer! We give him weet-bix for brekky, rice cereal, rusk sticks and the occassional sweet biscuit. He also eats vegemite/ promite or smooth peanut butter sandwiches and toast

Serena - posted on 01/02/2010

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Savon sleeps through the night but he tries to stay late for that same reason...he thinks he's gonna miss something. LOL!



I try to feed Savon 2-3 jars of baby food a day. I usually start off with a bottle because the boy wakes up at 7 am usually and I'm still sleepy. Then 2-3 hours later he is ready for his rice cereal that I usually mix with fruit. From there I alternate meals from formula in bottle to solid foods. I pay attention to what he wants...I can start feeding him solids but sometimes he just wants a bottle and vice versa.



I had over the holidays introduced him to some table food but I feed him some soup and he was fine with it at first but then with 30 min to an hour he began coughing and with 20 mins of his coughing he brought it all back up (at one point he could not stop throwing up) and all over he and I. So since then I have been very careful to what I give him from my plate. I never want to see my baby like that again. I was so scared that had never happened before...

Kim Louise - posted on 12/31/2009

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My daughter was born on 10th march and although she is not that big and has only 2 teeth this is her routine!



She has a bottle (still formula) first thing in the morning on waking, followed by 1/2 weetbix and some chopped banana and cows milk for breakfast and sometimes about 1/4 piece of toast. Then at 10am she has a snack, usually a dry cracker and some soft pear pieces or some grated cheese and sultanas, then a bottle at her sleep time at 11am. On waking at about 1.30 she has her lunch - this is usually some veggies or some custard and a piece of bread with avocado or tiny bit of butter and vegemite. Then she will have another bottle around 3pm with her (sometimes) nap. Then dinner about 5.30 - whatever we're having for tea whizzed through the blender or some veggies and followed by yoghurt. Then a bottle at bedtime 7.30pm. Then it all starts again at 7am! :-) Hope this helps.

Cindy - posted on 12/30/2009

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Mine has a bottle when he wakes up of formula and for lunch he 2 small jars or Baby food a fruit and a veg or a mixed meat , then bottle before afternoon nap , then for supper he has either Baby cereal or a small jar of fruit usually

then bottle before bed

Teresa - posted on 12/29/2009

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He also eats all kinds of fruits and vegies, egg yolks (hard-boiled and mashed up with a little water), meats, beans and yobaby yogurt. I have been blessed with a baby who will eat anything, my first was not so flexible.
Hey moms, keep in mind every single baby is different. Not all of them are at the same level even if they are the same age ( doesn't mean they are behind). Follow your gut and your ped's advise (if you are comfortable with that advise, all docs are different too!).

Teresa - posted on 12/29/2009

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I do not always keep track of how often I nurse either. Usually about 4 times a day. Its nice to know their are other moms still nursing at 9 months, keep it up! I love Happy Baby Organic puffs and so does my 9 1/2 month-old. We also use Happy Baby cereal as it has added DHA and probiotics, it is also whole grain and their packaging is environmentally sound. I'm not advertising, I just love the brand!

Brenda - posted on 12/29/2009

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Breakfast - white toast with jam, 1/2 weetbix softened with hot water & mixed with puree fruit, piece of fresh fruit (at mo strawberry)

Lunch - (after 1st sleep) - avocado, meat (either luncheon, ham, or cooked chicken breast) sometimes pita bread

Snack - rice biscuits, mini weetbix crunch, fruit, avocado

Dinner/Tea - meat, mixed vegetable (cubes), some puree vegetables (pumpkin, kumara, potatoe, corn, spinach, silverbeet) (generally whatever we are having for dinner)



Has breastmilk still approx 5-6 times per day, is still taking before most meals except lunch when he has solids first. Always have water drink bottle on highchair so he drinks this too.

Nicole - posted on 12/28/2009

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Obviously babies can do very well on a variety of feeding patterns. I can only speak for on demand breastfed babies, but technically speaking up until about 12 months old nutrition comes from breastmilk, solids is for learning and experimentation. A baby does not need to wait until they have teeth to be able to chew. They can even grind up small bits of meat with their gums. Cow's milk is one of the more common allergens, so many doctors do recommend waiting to introduce. However, the real reason docs don't encourage cow's milk prior to 12 months is the concern people will feed babies cow's milk instead of breastmilk/formula. Cow's milk is perfect food for a cow, not a baby. If a baby is only taking in cow's milk they will not be getting all the nutrition they need and are taxing their system as it is high in some things we don't need. Ask a doctor if you aren't sure. There is no harm in slowly introducing solids, and it is recommended that you wait 3-5 days after introducing a new food so that you can tell if your child is having a reaction. My 9 month old, who is my second child, has multiple issues with his esophagus and trachea AND problems swallowing, has been tube fed breastmilk for weeks at a time due to this, just started solids at 7 months, and is almost 23 lbs. He has never been fed formula. He nurses on demand all day & night (probably 8-10 times total), gets fruit with a little oatmeal for breakfast, yogurt for lunch, and a veggie for dinner. Just had his first finger food this week (Gerber yogurt melts). He drinks thickened breastmilk or water after every bite or two due to his esophagus problems. By all accounts he should not be thriving, but thanks to breastmilk he is well above average in weight. This is even after multiple hospitalizations where he has lost lbs. He has always gained back solely by nursing. So, clearly you don't need to feed a baby lots of solids (or feed them early) to help them grow.

Deb - posted on 12/28/2009

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Sofia started slow with solids...she breastfeeds a lot and generally won't accept anything else during the day, except for a bottle of nut milk if I'm having trouble producing enough for her. She'll try other things at dinner - rice cereal or oatmeal (both mixed with kelp flakes), sometimes with half an egg yolk mixed in, and a veggie or fruit. So far we've tried peas, green beans, butternut squash, sweet potato, bananas, avocado, pears and applesauce. I've tried mixing tahini in with the fruit but she doesn't seem to like the taste. I plan to try kale next, and some more fruits, and nut butters (almond, cashew).

Joyce - posted on 12/28/2009

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My son is just 9 months. He wakes at 8.30am has a 7oz bottle, then 10am he has breakfast of baby porridge or baby cereal, he goes back to bed then for 2 hours ao about 12.30/1pm he has another 7oz bottle. At 3pm he has a jar of baby food with juice, around 5pm he has a 7oz bottle, then at 7pm he has a spoonfeed of baby dessert or a babys youghurt with an 7oz bottle just before bed at 8.30pm.

Jack never refuses food, but was 10lb exactly born so is a big boy, even now hes wearing 12-18months clothes. Hes a very happy baby, rarely crying and always smiling.

Melissa - posted on 12/28/2009

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I fed my little boy just about anything that was safe to eat at the age. He was very ready to give up the mushy foods at about 7 months. Now at 10 months he eats anything. I love my steamer now! I steam tons of veggies for him, his favorites are lima beans, carrots, and squash. He eats the gerber lil entrees now when I'm pushed for time or he just simply can't eat what we are having for dinner.

Christina - posted on 12/27/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:



Quoting Natasha:

Geez reading all these post makes me think my daughter is straggling behind!! She was born 30th March she has about 6-7 bottles a day and we are trying to push 2-3 meals of baby food but she doesn't eat anything that is a thick or lumpy consistency she just gags on it.

Helen, It may be different overseas but in Australia it is reccomended not to give babies cow's milk til over 12mths of age, only formula milk should be given, i have been told this by every doctor and paediatrician i have seen.





That sounds like my baby girl too. She was born on the 16th and really doesn't eat much at all and she's a little peanut.  Eating 3 meals of stage 2 baby food would be a good day for her! I guess every child is different and i have to stop comparing her to my boys who at the same age were eating table food.





 
wow i thought i was the only one. thank you for giving me some reassurance. aiden was born 3-25 and only has his bottom 2 teeth. the only table food he has tried in mashed potatoes and mashed yams.

Melissa - posted on 12/27/2009

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My son turned 9 months on Christmas Day and we just took one of his bottles away and he has done fine! He has a 6 oz. bottle when he wakes up between 5 and 5:30 am. Then he eats a big bowl of rice cereal about 8:30 with juice in a sippy cup. Then he has lunch at 11:30 which is stage 2 vegetable and fruit..he usually only eats about half a jar of each. He has a 6 oz. bottle at 3:00. He eats supper at 5:30 which is the same as lunch. Also, when we eat, he gets some of what we eat and puffs throughout the day. He still has a night time bottle about 7:30 with a mix of formula and rice cereal which we have been doing since about 3 months at the recommendation of our peditrician as he is a big boy. I have a friend who's son will turn 1 on Dec. 29, so I go by what she has done as far as schedule and used the book "Moms on Call".

Chelsea - posted on 12/26/2009

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my daughter is almost like clock work everything she does is give or take a helf hour, she gets 6 oz formula at around 7am, again at 10am followed by rice or oatmeal cereal. She has another 6 oz bottle at about 12:30,naps then at 1:30 has a jar of organic baby fruit level 2, (she has no teeth),she has another bottle at arouond 4:30pm normaly she only drinks 4 oz, then at 6:30 pm, she has 4 oz formula and a jar of organic baby veggies when she finishes her food i offer the rest of her 6 oz bottle. she has her last 6 oz bottle at 8:30pm....throoughout the day she also snacks on the graduate puffs and yogart melts, sometiimes she has a tetthing biscut or i let her suck on a pretzel stick, or pickle

Samantha - posted on 12/26/2009

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My son has a bottle in the early morning and then late morning we give him oatmeal banana cereal (4 tbsp cereal with 2 tbsp prune juice and 2 tbsp water), then after that we give him yogurt juice. At lunch he has a gerber stage 3 food, he usually eats about half the jar, then a bottle. Later in the afternoon he usually sips on a bottle. Then for dinner he either finishes what's left of the stage 3 from lunch or we give him a stage 2 meat and vegetable. Then for the rest of the night he has bottles

Melissa - posted on 12/26/2009

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My son just turned 9 mths on Christmas Day. I've been giving him some solid food since he was about 6 mths, as I noticed I couldnt keep up with his appetite. I gave him some rice cereal (from the store), he tried but didnt really like them. i pureed some vegetable from our garden. Initial only one type, such as potatoes, butternut squash, carrot, acorn squash, etc. I started to mix up the vege with the rice cereal (so that I dont waste them). Now I mix and match the different type of vege as above w brocolli, peas, beans, cauliflower. He enjoys his meals...

Elizabeth - posted on 12/25/2009

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My son just turned 9 months yesterday & he still gets between 4 & 5 bottles of formula a day and eats solids at least 3 times a day. Mostly eats stage 2 foods, all kinds of fruits & veggies & pureed meats. He also likes to snack on cheerios, toast and yogurt "puffs". I try to give him some watered down juice every day to get him used to drinking something besides formula. He's always very interested in trying new things.

Jessica - posted on 12/25/2009

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My son, who is 9 months old, still drinks mostly formula. I breastfed for a while too. It is important for the babies to get most of their nutrients from their formula or breastmilk. 1-2 times a day he eats solids. I usually give him a snack of cheerios or applejacks and occasionally some apple juice.

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my son has a 9oz bottle at 7 in the morning and some toast then he has at dinner a full jar of baby food and a yogurt and then at 3 he has a 8oz bottle and at tea time another jar of baby food and a yogurt and he also has some of my food then he has a 8oz bottle then bed.

Marisol - posted on 12/21/2009

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For breakfast she eats 4 tbl. of cereal, 2 tbl. of fruit puree and 2 tbl. of plain whole milk yogurt then a small bottle of milk. I also give her water in between each course to get her used to the taste and to wash down the food. For lunch, I give her 4 tbl. of fruit and 4 tbl. of vegetable also a small bottle of milk and water in between. Dinner is 4 tb. of fruit and 4 tb. of vegetables and a full bottle of milk.
I am just beginning to give her eggs but she is not a fan. This week I plan on introducing chicken to her. Based on the responses below it appears that the menu is based on what you feel comfortable with and what your baby likes and is not allergic to. Also, I have been introducing foods one at a time so her food repertiore is small.

Mellissa - posted on 12/21/2009

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i give my son about 4bottles aday and he has his cereal or toast in the morning and then for dinner maybe a meat and veg dinner maybe mashed or whole and eaten by hand and something like readybrek or a sanwhich at night. i also buy organix finger food and yogurts for munch through out the day.

Andreea - posted on 12/21/2009

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Hi my 8 1/2mth old son still bfeeds 5 times a day and 3 times through the night. He chews on all foods but doesnt like to eat much. (he has 6 teeth) I tried all baby foods and home cooked foods from fruits to veges and meats but all the wants is bmilk. I think he finds it comforting. I cant cut out night feeds as he wakes up if i dont give him the breast and I dont have the heart to let him cry it out. Am not worried at all as hes 12kg and looks about 18mths. Hes big and healthy and a very happy baby. I've also noticed he dosent like the texture of baby foods and prefers foods he can chew himself. Doctor said to offer him solids then bmilk rather then other way around.

Vanessa - posted on 12/20/2009

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Because I'm still breastfeeding, I give my baby milk at least 4-6 times during the day. A definite morning and evening feeding, lunch, and for snacks in between and throughout the day. In the morning she eats oatmeal mixed with apple juice or another kind of juice. Then a couple hours later, I give her some sort of snack... lunch is usually a mashed up banana with more snacks/vegetable, and dinner consists of a sweet potato/butternut squash/carrots/green beans (either or), with chicken/lamb.... we basically feed her whatever we're eating, just not the actual cow's milk by itself. We mix in a little bit of butter with some of her squash which she seems to like but that's the most dairy she's ever had other than mama's milk. My advice: try anything you think your baby will enjoy or be ready for. Hope that helps!

Polly - posted on 12/20/2009

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Eczema can be to due allergies or intollerances (usually lactose in milk and dairy) but this will also most likely cause other symptoms too like stomach upset. You could try avoiding dairy for a week to see if thats it (and swap to alternatives for longer term calcium requirements) but if it isn't then go back to it as dairy is important in their diet. Eczema is fairly common in childhood so the usual advice - no perfumed products etc, is probably just needed and your baby may grow out of it. Steroid creams can work wonders but not sure they are suitable for babies. Hope that helps!

Vanessa - posted on 12/19/2009

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Hi my 9 month old has terrible eczema on her face, no where else, does anyone know whether this is usually food related, GP has given me various creams that don't work.

Jennifer - posted on 12/19/2009

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I thought cow's milk was really hard for babies to process. At 8 1/2 months I was still nursing exclusively. At 9 1/2 months (current age) he still nurses for the most part, but gets bits of apple or grape in his self feeder mesh chewy thing. By the way he was 7 lb 11oz at birth and is now over 22 lbs.

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THis is my second baby. She is not as good an eater as my first. She doesn't really like baby food (I make my own) but she loves finger foods. She is eating deli turkey, crackers, Gerber puffs, corn, green beans, and pureed fruits and veggies. She likes to chew on apple slices, under close supervision, probably because she has 6 teeth! Her favorite thing by far is yogurt with fruits and veggies in them...Yo Baby!

Polly - posted on 12/19/2009

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Try 'Baby led weaning' - finger foods only not purees, I've been doing it since 6 months, my nearly 9 month old daughter eats toast, sandwiches, (adult) pasta tubes, cubes of meat/fish, mince, meatballs, vegetable sticks, yoghurt with a spoon she feeds herself....the list goes on. In otherwords ANYTHING! Its so easy she can have anything off a menu in a restaurant & I've even bought Boots sandwiches when out before. I'd never do it any other way. Theres a great book about it by Gill Rapley.

Rosie - posted on 12/19/2009

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Alfie has upto 5 bottles a day and 3 meals a day. He has a 9 ounces bottle and either museli or porridge with fruit for breakfast. He will then nap and then wake up and have a bottle if 9 ounces and a meal with veg, cheese, noodles, pasta, anything that I'm eating really. He will have a nap then wake up and have 9 ounces and either some homemade food or a pot. Then he will have about 14 ounces after he's played and starts to get tired.

Carol - posted on 12/18/2009

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My son just turned 9 months but he still ates the same. He has eggs with a 4 oz sippy cup with formula, or he'll eat cereal. Not like baby cereal but cherrios, something easy, then lunch he'll eat half a sandwhich or for it to be easier he'll eat with my nephew eats and some fruit, and for dinner he'll normally having what we eat but mostly chicken. But then it depends on the child. Mine hates baby food.

Anna - posted on 12/18/2009

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Forgot to mention that my little guy only has two teeth on the bottom that he just got abotu a week and a halkf ago...but he has been eating these types of foods for a couple months. He was able to mash them with his gums.



Also--as well as he eats, he is still at a very healthy size. 25th percentile for his weight and 50th for his height. (18lbs 11 oz and 27.5 inches long)

Anna - posted on 12/18/2009

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Quoting ASHLEY:

any suggestions on how to serve the hard boiled egg yolk seeing how it's pretty dry?



Just add a little breast milk or formula for a creamier consistency.  =)

Anna - posted on 12/18/2009

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Jude has an 8 oz breastmilk bottle in the morning at 830 AM.

He eats lunch around 12 noon which consists of a protein such as chicken, fish, egg yolk, beef or tofu and is usually just cut into bite size pieces. In addition to a protein, he has a fruit or vegetable or half and half. They are also in bite size pieces as he likes finger foods and likes to feed himself.

He has a snack around 2 PM--which is usually diced strawberries, bananas, avacado or even a rice cake (Baby Mum Mum).

He has another bottle of 8 oz of breastmilk between 330 PM and 430 PM.

He eats dinner which is similar to his lunch around 7 PM.

He breastfeeds at night prior to going to bed around 930 PM.



He actually had a doctors appointment today and I discussed whether the amount and types of food I was giving Jude was sufficient and his pediatrician said I was right on track and that she was impressed with his openess to all types of foods.



He is not at all a picky eater as he has always been breast fed and I have always made his food for him when he was doing purees and even now. He eats what we eat for the most part unless its something terribly spicy or unhealthy (fried, fast food, processed).



He has never refused a food I have given him besides cauliflower which he was not a fan of. He eats a wide range of food combinations such as chicken with broccoli and rice, pot roast in the slow cooker, spaghetti, lasagna. Other things he enjoys are YoBaby Organic yogurt, diced avacado, chickpeas, peaches sweet potatoes, squash, eggplant, cubed cheese, pears, apples, etc.

Lauren - posted on 12/18/2009

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Nurse at 6am (then back to bed till 8 or 9), 2 TBS cereal mixed with 4 oz fruit at 9am, Nurse at 11am, 2.5 oz meat with 2 oz whole milk organic yogurt at 12:30pm, Nurse at 3pm, 2 TBS cereal mixed with 4 oz veggie and 2 oz whole milk organic yogurt at 5pm, Nurse at 6:30pm then bed. She will have Puffs, Barley Biscuits, or Mum Mums as snacks in between.

Tanya - posted on 12/18/2009

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hi my son is 9 months just and he has a 7oz bottle milk in the morning when we get up then about 10am he has some cereal then at 1pm he has his dinner pudding and juice then at 3pm he has another 7oz bottle of milk then at 5pm he has his tea and a pudding and some more juice then at 7.30pm he has 8oz of milk for his last feed and off to bed dont know if any of that is good but it suits him its harde as i breastfeed only till he was 6 months so he has only been off the breast for 3 months

Carly - posted on 12/18/2009

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i found that by giving my 8month old baby real biscuits instead of baby ones it helps her with teething she has now got a little tooth sticking out, by the time my 2year old was 1 she had 5teeth by just trying to eat biscuits

Brittany - posted on 12/18/2009

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My daughter has around 4 to 5 bottles a day and 2 four oz jars of baby fruit or veggies, and eats whatever we eat for dinner, just shredded real small.

Jennifer - posted on 12/18/2009

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My daughter Olivia is 9mths yesterday and I feed her pablum, sometimes scrambled egg and toast crust and 8 oz bottle, lunch vegg/meat combo, fruit and bottle, dinner same as lunch but a different kind of combo...I have given her mashed potatoes, carrots. Depending on when she gets up....she sleeps thru the night almost 12 hrs..her snack are rice mum mums, or aero root but she has been choking on the aero roots lately, juice watered down and water...I feed her a meal ever 4 hours and she goes to bed at 7pm, so sometimes its just one snack a day...

Kylie - posted on 12/18/2009

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hi my daughter is 9 mths old now and is eating full solids and has no milk.... she became intolerant to milk so had to slowly introduce foods, it took a little bit but by 5.5 mths she was eating food like my 3.5yr old... i hope this helps

Dee - posted on 12/18/2009

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Hiya, I am like natasha, having problems with lumps in her food. I still give around 4-5 bottles a day of 200ml, she sometimes doesnt drink all of it, and then has solids about an hour afterwards.
Isabella has (apple and oatmeal pureed about 60g) for breakfast, then a bottle, sweet potato, carrot and apple mixed together 100g for lunch, a bottle in the arvo, food again at night (whatever, but pureed around 100g), and then a bottle before bed.
Sometimes she also wants food after the bottle (not much), and maybe a bottle at night.

I dont give finger food really, she wants to eat the toast, but it just gets lodged in her throat, i have also tried some fruit but she throws up the food as she choking and then throws up what she ate before i gave her that. so no luck.

The weird thing is she sooo wants food. i am not too worried, she will eventually come to it i guess...

Tania - posted on 12/17/2009

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Wow! I was starting to freak out a little. Sometimes too much information can be...well, too much. But now I just realize that no matter how much we try to normalize babies, they are all pretty much their own little selves. I have twin boys and they are still eating only baby food, cereal and formula. They were also born at 35 1/2 weeks and don't have a lot of teeth yet. I definitely don't think they could handle real food. I'm really amazed at what some 8 1/2 month babies are eating...but again, every baby is different. It's also interesting to see how the recommendations change from country to coutnry. I say find a pediatrician you trust and follow his or her advice. Everytime we have a regular checkup, I show up at my pediatrician's office with a copy of my feeding schedule and have him review it :) So far, my doctors recommend 12-24 oz (not more than 24) of formula per day; rice, barley or oatmeal cereal and 2nd stage baby foods. Nothing else. We have our boys on a 4 hour schedule. Breakfast is cereal mixed with fruit and formula. Lunch is 1 2nd stage vegetable and meat puree, 1 1st stage fruit and 4 oz formula bottle. Same thing for Dinner. They take a 7 oz bottle at 7 and go to sleep at 8. I took them to the doctor's last week 'cause they were going through their first cold, but they have been otherwise healthy and average weight (18-19 pounds). My doctor said to start giving them 3rd stage foods when they turn 9 months. But again, follow your baby's cues and listen to your baby's doctor.

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