How is a typical diet for our 9+ month olds?.. how much, how often, and what do you feed your baby?

Katie - posted on 03/10/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I've been giving my soon;



8:00 Breakfast - cereal (1/4 cup) w/ formula & baby yogurt (4oz)

10:30- 4 oz bottle of formula

12:00 Lunch- Jar of veggies & jar of fruit (stage 2)

3:00 - 4 oz bottle of formula

5:00- 4 oz bottle of formula

6:30 DINNER - cereal (1/4 cup) w/ formula & jar of fruit (stage 2)

8:30- 4 oz bottle of formula



Is this too much fruit? not enough formula? It all seems off to me but he's not complaining.. but we just started taking the bottle and formula the last 2 weeks.. should I adjust something?

Also, he just started to sleep thru the night.. think it's the formula holding him over longer than what the breast milk was.

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Kimberly - posted on 03/26/2009

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Quoting Sarah:

My daughter is 10 months old and she still drinks approximately 30 oz. of formula a day plus three 4 oz. meals of solids (fruit, meat or veggies). She is a big girl (23 lbs and 31 inches) so I know she needs all that I give her but I look forward to the day that I can start eliminating a few bottles each day. I feel like I am feeding her all day long.


I feel the same way, morning she get 5 tablespoons of cerel and 1/2 jar of prunes, then 6-8oz of formula, if there is a snack its some cherios an 2-4oz bottle, lunch is 1/2 to full 4oz jar of fruit/veggies or meat along with some cherios and 1/2 piece of toast, and then 6oz bottle,snack is cherios or puffs and depending on time 1/4- to 1/2 jar of fruit, dinner is jar of fruit/veggies or meat and 6oz of formula, bed time is 1-3 oz of water adn before her naps about 1-2 oz of water, plus she has a sippy cup full of water that she sips/plays with throughout they day

Sarah - posted on 03/22/2009

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My daughter is 10 months old and she still drinks approximately 30 oz. of formula a day plus three 4 oz. meals of solids (fruit, meat or veggies). She is a big girl (23 lbs and 31 inches) so I know she needs all that I give her but I look forward to the day that I can start eliminating a few bottles each day. I feel like I am feeding her all day long.

Tracy - posted on 03/21/2009

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Do you offer him water too between meals? My daughter has an 7 oz bottle of formula at 7:30 am with some cereal, 12 noon is another 7 oz bottle with veggies and fruit, a snack at 3ish in the afternoon (water and Gerber puffs or baby mum crackers), 5pm is supper ( 7 oz bottle of formula with veggies, fruit and a protein) and at 7:45 is a bedtime bottle of another 7 oz.

Melody - posted on 03/21/2009

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Sounds like you are doing a good job so far. Everybody has their own schedules anyway. My little guy is 10 months and I was told that by this age he should be getting only 3 8 ounce bottles a day and that's it but he doesn't always drink the whole bottles.

This is his schedule:



8:00- Bottle of formula.

9:00- Cereal & fruit or toast, yogourt & banana. ( I try new things )

12:00- I used to give him a botte but have been skipping it and he's doing just fine.

12:30 or 1:00- Jar of food and jar of fruit with bits of cheese slices or cheerios.

4:00- bottle of formula

6:15- jar of food and fruit and bits of chicken or cucumber on the side.

8:00- Bedtime bottle.



I have been trying new foods with different textures so he can get used to it. So far everything is working great and he still has no teeth but seems to manage.

Jermira - posted on 03/20/2009

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Here in Holland a 9+ months old diet is different :



between 7:00 - 8:00 - 2 choices: 1. a formula of 6 0z with a single peace of bread with cheesespread or jam or margarine.  2.  a bowl of gruel( but  by advise of my pediatrician my son no longer has to eat gruel because he doesn't need it )



10:30- 200 grams of fruit or a babyfood jar of fruit(200 gr)



12:00- lunch 6 oz of formula and a single peace of bread with cheesespread, jam or margarine.



2:30- liga coockie for baby ( a very nutritious disolvable coockie) and a cup of juice or very light tea or water.



5:00-dinner homemade vegetables with mashed potato or rice or pasta and with meat or poultry or fish and a dessert of yogurt (or if I don't have that much time a jar of babyfood meal here they have complete meals like lasagne, spagethi bolognese, fish risoto......)



8:00- 7 oz of formula

Katryna - posted on 03/20/2009

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My daughter nurses about 4 times a day and eats 2 meals... she doesnt eat anything off of a spoon so she will eat cheerios and yogurt bites for breakfast and for lunch she will eat cheese and gerberpuffs. Ive also tried cooked carrots, pasta, lunchable jr, and a bunch of other finger foods

Nadirah - posted on 03/20/2009

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Sounds like your little one may need more formula, increase the 4oz bottle to 7-8oz. My son is 10.5 months and this is pretty much his daily eating routing.

8ish am - I make a 5oz bottle at breakfast and mix about 2oz of that formula into his cereal, then let him finish off that bottle

12ish - 7 oz bottle

2:30/3pm - baby food about 4oz

6ish - more baby food about 3oz and a 5oz bottle

8/9 7oz bottle and off to bed



He will sleep until 5am then he will get a bottle, he usually goes back to sleep.

Tracey - posted on 03/20/2009

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At my 9 month checkup my doctor told me that my son should be getting 24 ozs of formula  a day .  That its most important for the first year. Formula has the most calories and all the vitamins the baby needs.  My son usually has between 18-22 ozs a day.  We still give him 1-2 jars of food a day on top of the formula.  We also mix oatmeal into the bottels.The doctor also told us to add an extra scoop of formula to the bottles b/c he was a little on the small side.  He is now almost 10 months and weighs 17.5 pounds and is 27 1/2 inches long.

Kelly - posted on 03/10/2009

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they always let you no what is best for them, sounds like you doin the right thing for your little one, maybe introduce new textures and flavours and more veggies while he is still young enough not to really refuse. they say at this age that they don't need as much milk so if he can feed himself start offerin some finger foods as snacks and cut out a bottle. my son is havin 3 meals, 1 of them is with a puddin, so he doesn't get a sweet tooth and he has yogurt to give him more calcium. then he has 3, 4 oz bottles a day but as he has started to move around he is wantin more food. he doesn't really eat finger foods thou so am findin it hard to no what to give him.

Jennifer - posted on 03/10/2009

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Actually, your doing pretty well!

Formula is still very important, so if he seems hungry still- increase the formula intake- (the ounces, not the frequency) He should not need a bottle every two hours anymore. I give my son 4 8oz bottles a day- we also just switched to formula :)

The only thing I would suggest is adding a little protein to his dinner. Try the stage 3 dinner or just cut up s some tofu or chicken for him. He will need at least 2 grams of protein a day.

Your not giving him too much fruit- he needs lots of fruit and veggies :)

Keep up the good work!

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