weekly feeding menu

Melissa - posted on 10/07/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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So I am becoming a little overwhelmed at what and how often a week I should give my LO a particular food....He has been eating bananas, sweet potatoes, squash and apples. Now I am introducing green beans and carrots. Should I switch it up add more things on different days?
What do you give your baby weekly?

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Jayne - posted on 10/11/2010

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My boy born on the 4th March 2010, pretty much eats as we do, but I dont add salt or sauce during cooking for him. Breakfast - weet-bix or porridge with wholemeal toast - Lunch fingerfood eg, cheese, bread and yoghurt. Dinner - meat and whatever veg we are having - I usually cook some pasta for him as well wizz it up to a course consistancy (still chunky) and sometimes mix in some whole milk to make it creamy. Like Autumn I started bub on rice cereal at 4 months, just a little a day, then slowly introduced puree (fruit and veg) and then worked to fingerfood, mash and a rougher consistancy. Do what you feel comfortable with - remember it's a reflex to gag, they will learn not to choke. Good luck xoxo

Autumn - posted on 10/09/2010

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My daughter was born on 03.19.2010. For breakfast today, she ate a little rice, 2 oz. pears, a couple of little pieces of whole wheat bread, and a hard-boiled egg yolk. She washed it down with a little apple juice in her sippy cup. Well, actually, her first meal today was a 7 oz. bottle of formula. I feed her formula after she first wakes up because she gets up pretty early. Then when she wakes up from her first nap (usually around 10), I offer her a solid breakfast. You don't have to stick to just baby food. Her doctor told me to let her try finger foods and suggested letting her feed herself dry Cheerios. I was terrified when I let her try them because I was so afraid that she would choke. She really surprised me and did quite well. I've also let her try a couple of other table food items, like chicken. I'll pull the meat apart into little shreds, so she doesn't choke. I'm not too concerned about food allergies because they don't run in mine or my husband's family.



Oh, and I would like to mention that I started feeding my daughter rice cereal at 4 months. I would give her a little bit once a day each morning. After I saw that she wasn't allergic, I introduced oatmeal, then barley. Then I slowly introduced fruits and vegetables a little after she turned 5 months. Now she's almost 7 months, so I feel a little more comfortable with letting her try different foods.

Jodi - posted on 10/07/2010

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my daughter was born on march 26th & she has 1/2 jar stage 2 fruit with some oatmeal for breakfast & then 1/2 a jar of whatever vegtable for dinner. i try to rotate between greens & the other vegatables to give her a good balance. opened jars can stay in the fridge for up to 3 days so if she's already been introduced to the food then i usually dont give it to her 2 days in a row, now when introducing a new food i do either just 1 fruit or 1 vegatable at a time for 4 days straight to make sure she has no reaction. so right now im introducing sweet potatoes so everynight she'll have those for the next couple of days, hope that wasnt too confusing!!

Becky - posted on 10/07/2010

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my son was born March 30.... i try to give my son one of everything each week... today, he got half a stage two of Peaches for breakfast and 1/2 for dinner... yesterday he got sweet potatoes, tues he had green beens, monday squash.... he has had all of the stage ones... i try to give him a fruit every other day... and limit the stuff that makes him constipated (bananas and sweet potatoes)

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