How often/much solid food do you feed a 9 month old?

Erin - posted on 02/08/2010 ( 49 moms have responded )

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Just wondering how much baby food everyone feeds their babies. I give my son a jar of veggies in the morning and a jar of fruit in the evening. I still breastfeed on demand also. Hoping that isn't too much or too little!

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Kirstie - posted on 02/14/2010

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my baby doesn't like texture too much even though he is cutting his 7th tooth. He has baby porridge with a bottle for breakfast then toast or melon for brunch. I try to give him veggies for dinner with something sweet like rice pudding or a baby yoghurt for afters and then a bottle shortly after, and for tea he has veggies with beef or chicken with a rusk for pudding. He then has a bottle before he goes to bed. Everything he eats (apart from finger foods) has to be really pureed otherwise he gags and brings up everything he has eaten so far, any tips on introducing more texture would be greatly appreciated!

Jaime - posted on 02/13/2010

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Jazmine....my daughter wasn't too happy with starting solids either. Rice cereal she was ok with because it was pretty runny. When I introduced other foods...I had to make it really quite sloppy for her...and used some of her formula to mix in with the solids (even if it was just veggies)...e.g...mashed veggies and pasta with formula...as the formula was a familiar taste for her. I've even added formula into minced beef and casseroles for her so that the familiarity is there for her. Not sure if this might help you?Good Luck :)

Michelle - posted on 02/15/2010

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My little one is almost 9 months and she eats like a horse. She doesn't take anymore bottles. She was nursing ever 3 and eating solids 3 times a day ... NOW she eats every 4 hours. 8am Breakfast, Nap, 12pm Lunch, Nap, 4pm Snack, 7:30pm Dinner, Bath, Bed. She is also only 18 lbs and the picture of health :) She eats finger foods and usually 1-2 jars of baby food at a sitting with cereal.

Daniella - posted on 06/17/2013

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My son is 8 1/2. Month old and gags when taking baby jars with bits in it. Hes fine with smooth pured food. And fine with eating things like toast and baby snacks like rusks and baby snack crisps etc but wont eat anything with lumps in it. How do i solve this problem as i am worried that what hes eating isnt enough for him. I never had this problem with my first. Any advice would be much appreciated

Joanne - posted on 02/14/2010

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My Emma is almost 9 months. She has cereal in the morning along with a 6oz feed, then for lunch she has a homemade meal and pud ( usually veg mashed up and fruit gently cooked and mashed), with 5oz liquid, then she might have a rice cake or carrot as a snack and for tea time the same as lunch then she has a 7oz bottle before bed. It reads like a lot but she is only 18lb and ( mammy bias alert) an absolute picture of health and beauty hehehehehe !

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Erin - posted on 04/01/2014

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My son had a texture problem, they recommended rubbing his gums/ tongue often to desensitize the mouth. This helped greatly but it took 2 weeks.

Melanie - posted on 12/22/2013

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Jackson is 91/2 months and eats 4-5 times a day and has 3-4 8ox bottles he has breakfast off either porridge toast or Weetabix with a bottle which I make his breakfast up with then about 10am he will have a snack of baby snacks and another bottle 12:30 lunch usualy jar of baby food or mashed potatoe and veggies with water 3:00 he has some baby biscuits and bottle then 4:30-5:00pm dinner usually what we have he have last bottle about 6pm then bath and bed by 7 mind he wakes at 5:30 for breakfast and rarely naps and he weighs 25lb 10oz

Jasmine Kylie - posted on 09/26/2012

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I normally give my daughter a formula bottle at 7 or 8 in morning then toast or weetbix then she will go to bed foe awhile then few hours later another bottle then jar of babyfood and I give her biscuits as she not to keen on fruit and veg and then she will eat dinner (babyfood or potato mash) a bottle and bed if that help

Tracy - posted on 02/16/2010

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I think we just need to go with "the mom intuition" most of the time, and to watch our babies response to how much to feed them. Just remember their tummies aren't big or developed like adults, so watch spices or citrus items. Alyssa is 8 months, and loves steak, dark meat chicken, cheerios and sweet potato puffs! She has one tooth on top, and one on the bottom. The others are right there, but not through her gums yet! She eats three times a day, and has a bottle every few hours when she's awake. I couldn't produce breast milk enough for either of my children, so I had to supplement with formula. She eats rice cereal with baby food in a jar/plastic containers when she isn't eating what I'm eating. Hope that helps!:)

Sophie - posted on 02/15/2010

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Hiya my baby is 9months. whe he wakes up he has baby rice mixed with a fuite and a 7oz bottle, then luach is ether baby jar food or baby cearel with 7oz bottle and tea is what we have and 7oz bottle.
i give him snacks when he want inbtween of carrot sticks, baby rice cakes, toast, baby crips things.
then he has a 9oz bottle to see him thought the night though he dosnt always drink all of it.
(hope you can read this alright my spelling is really bad sorry)
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Emily - posted on 02/15/2010

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I think I need to try feeding my baby more food and a bigger variety! He is 8 1/2 months old and weighs 21 1/2 pounds but he is very active and could probably eat more. Thanks for all of the info everyone! As a new mom I sometimes don't know what is good to feed a baby at this age.

Kayleigh - posted on 02/14/2010

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hi, my little girl is 8 and a half months. she has 3 meals a day, usually toast/cereal in the morning and something at lunch ( whatever i have made) then at night she has whatever we are having, casserole,pasta,roast dinner, and then she will have either a yoghurt or fruit after. she alot has little snacks through out the day. and 2-3 bottles a day aswell. shes a good eater. :)

Elizabeth - posted on 02/13/2010

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My son will be nine months on Monday and he has been eating three meals a day - usually baby cereal with a couple of fruits, a couple of veggies and a protien. He gets about 6oz at a meal. I still nurse him at night, before bed and as a snack between meals.

Janessa - posted on 02/12/2010

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My son is almost 9 months i feed him 3 meals a day and he nurses during nap times and bed times not on demand thank god. I need a break sometimes with me and his dad.

Jazmine - posted on 02/12/2010

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MY BABY IS 8 MONTHS OLD,WILL BE 9 MONTHS ON THE 27TH AND REFUSES*
TO EAT!!ALL SHE WANTS TO HAVE IS FORMULA,IVE TRIED EVERY BABY FOOD && GIVING HER FOOD I EAT ALSO,NOTHING WORKS!!ANYONE ELSE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEMS??SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE ELSES CHILDREN ARE EATING ALL KINDS OF GOOD STUFF ;D

Natasha - posted on 02/12/2010

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i feed my daughter 3 meals a day but i give her al the food i eat. she still has 3 bottles but she is really healthy and loves having the same food as me

Diane - posted on 02/12/2010

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I give my 9 month old a jar for lunch and a jar for dinner between bottles (stage 2). That is probably enough. You will know if he's full or not. My son gets 8 ounce bottles every four hours and a 4 ounce juice bottle 3 times a day and the two jars of baby food but he is around 18 pounds. All appetites are different.

Roseanne - posted on 02/12/2010

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i give my son ethan a half a bowl of pablum in the morning and a nd bowl of fruit and veggies in the afternoon and some at supper time so ethan only get a bottle before he goes to bed and on in the night .my son eats lots

Christina - posted on 02/11/2010

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Truely I think every baby is different. You'll know if they are hungry. Bella has 5 bottles from 5-6oz per day. Then cereal at all 3 meals. For lunch she gets veggies and fruit and same for dinner. She has puffs during the day as snacks. She loves her meals and when we tried to increase her servings she throws it up. Such a scary event. So...again...every baby is different. She's just not a very big eater. She's in the 96th percentile for height and the 60th for weight. I'm not concerned.

Amy - posted on 02/11/2010

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I feed my 9 month old son 3 times a day, oatmeal for breakfast, half a jar of chicken and veg (or something like that) at lunch, and the same for dinner, I usaully give him a little fruit aswell after he eats his lunch and dinner. He has a very hardy appetite and I was assured this is normal. He's been big and a big eater since birth, I was told just to follow his ques.

Jaime - posted on 02/11/2010

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My daughter Emily has just past 9mths and has 3 meals a day with formula after. Breakfast is normally porridge or baby muesli, followed by 200mls of formula (but she never drinks the whole amount). Lunch is normally grated veggies, grated cheese and pasta followed by baby yoghurt or mashed fruit., then formula 30 mins later. She's not really into meat as such at the moment...so working on that one. Dinner is pretty much the same as lunch, or sometimes she'll have toast with scrambled egg or minced up version of our dinner, with either yoghurt or homemade custard (depending on what she had for lunch) then formula before she goes to bed. She has a snack mid-morning where I'll give her pieces or banana, peach, mango, melon etc and then mid-afternoon she'll have a biscuit to crunch on (or vice-versa). Reading this it looks as though she has a lot to eat, but I only give her the equivalent of half a jar of food at a time for both savoury and sweet. 'Normal' food and formula probably make up about 50/50 of her diet. She appears to be growing and progressing normally...so I presume that I'm doing everything ok?

Amanda - posted on 02/11/2010

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My 8.5 month old has 3 meals, plus snacks and four 7-8 oz bottles a day. Each meal, she has about 10 oz of food (puréed), plus puffs and/or cheese and other finger foods (peas/swt pots/carrots). Lately, she has been getting fewer purees and more finger foods. I asked the doctor if she was eating too much, but she said babies haven't developed the urge to over eat yet. I would suggest trying to feed her more. If she is still hungry she'll probably eat it.

Nicole - posted on 02/11/2010

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wow...now I am worried my baby isn't eating enough. She has 4, 7oz. bottles a day (every 4 hours). For breakfast she has 1/4 C to 1/2 C oatmeal with fruit. For dinner she has baby jar food veggies and some puffs. I sometimes give her a snack around 2 in the afternoon...small pieces of string cheese or some fruit.

Rebecca - posted on 02/11/2010

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My wee man has 3 meals of solids 3 bottles and snackes threw out the whole day! he eats what the rest of the family has at meal time and loves every bit of it :D

Amy - posted on 02/10/2010

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My son just turned nine months yesterday and I have been for the past month gradually giving him more finger like foods along with the baby food jars.
And he takes 3 bottles a day 7.5 oz
Breakfast-Oatmeal, some kind of fruit(banana, pear, peach) and one egg (whites only)
Lunch-Veggies, Fruits and bread
Snack-Cheerios,cheese, and a small cup of water
Dinner-Fruit, Meat that is mixed with veggie, and whatever I've made for dinner
He's been on solids since 5 months and his appetite has grown, but if your baby is getting enough to eat, and sleeps through the night, he should be fine with whatever you've been doing.

Barb - posted on 02/10/2010

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My son just turned nine months. He drinks 28 oz of formula a day.
In addition, he has three meals per day.
Breakfast is 4 tablespoons (dry) of cereal, a tablespoon of yogurt and a tablespoon of fruit
Lunch is 4-5 tablespoons of veggies (meat added in here and there)
Dinner is the same as breakfast
He has a snack of three tablespoons of yogurt with two tablespoons of fruit mid-morning and some mum-mums throughout the day

Jennifer - posted on 02/10/2010

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I feed my baby Fruit in the morning, half meat half veggie for lunch, the other half for dinner, two table spoons of ceral before bed, and breastfeed on demand which is about 6 times a day. Plus she drinks a sippy cup of water and eats cheerios. She is a perfect weight. healthy but not chunky.

Colleen - posted on 02/10/2010

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Hi my baby is 9 months since 1st of feb and has been having 3 meals a day since he was 6 months. Porridge in the morning, a jar for lunch and dinner. At lunch and dinner he also has fruit or yoghurt and still breastfeeds frequently too.

Emma-Jayne - posted on 02/10/2010

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My son is 9 months and eats 3 meals a day. We had awful problems trying to get him to eat "babyfood" except for fruitpots. He now has one of them for breakfast, fruit or cake for mornnig snack, fruitpot and marmaite or peanut butter sandwich for lunch, fruit or ricecakes for afternoon snack and finger foods and fruitpot for tea. He has 4 150ml cups of milk throughout the day. just over 25th centile.

Viki - posted on 02/10/2010

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Hey, my little man Isaac is 9 months 1 week & eats 3 times a day snacks & bottles.
Breakfast is a whole weetabex & cows milk, followed by a 7oz bottle.
snacks on some fruit slices at about 12.
Lunch (home made) but about the same as a 7+ heinz baby food jar. today he had cottage pie & veg
A 6oz bottle at about 1
A biscuit at about 4 or a hand ful of organic crisps
dinner (same as lunch) today roast chicken,stuffing,yorkie & veg.
followed by 2oz yougart
A 6oz bottle for bed time.
He does sleep through but also has 4 teeth so finds lumps & most foods easier than most of my friends babies at this age.
Hope this helps

Alexandria - posted on 02/10/2010

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My son is 8.5 months and he eats 4 meals a day and drinks about 4 times a day. He is breast fed still so that is on demand but he eats oatmeal for breakfast a jar of fruit for lunch and usually a jar of veggies. Then he usually has an afternoon snack usually whatever I am having for a snack he will eat. Then dinner is a veggie and meat then he also eats whatever we are having just chopped up. THen he has oatmeal usually later on about an hour before his night time bottle. All babies are different mine would rather eat what I am eating then his food which is fine with me and his doctor :)

Kerri - posted on 02/10/2010

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My son Malachi eats (real) Oatmeal, grits, eggs, or a ceral bar(he only eats of of the first 4 things) and a small yogurt for breakfast. He eats a jar of baby food and some applesauce or pudding for lunch and then if we have something soft that he can gum (he has no teeth) or I don't think he will choke on he eats dinner with us and if he can't eat dinner with us then he has 2 jars of baby food. And then he has a bottle around 3:30 and one right before bed!

Stacey - posted on 02/10/2010

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My daughter is 9 months on the 15th. she has 4 bottles and 3 meals a day. for brekkie she has a whole piece of toast and some fruit, lunch is either a whole piece of bread with cheese spread or vegemite and either some yoghurt or custard and for tea she eats vegies plus desert which is sometimes ice cream or jelly. she also has a biscuit or 2 in the day. seems like she eats alot but shes very petite so gotta fatten her up abit

Charlene - posted on 02/10/2010

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wow, some of these babies are so polite...Bella eats three solid meals a day and has 3.5 milk feeds (2.5 breast and 1 bottle at night before bed at 7) she eats EVERYTHING we eat even curry! Fruit, veg, dairy, carbs and protein (spread between her 3 meals!) She has NO salt or sugar added (so no cheerios yet, but soon!) LOVES finger food like bread sticks...you have to feed your baby as much as they demand...they will turn away, spit it out or cry when they have had enough! Each baby is different and it also depends on how active they are!

Danielle - posted on 02/09/2010

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Sounds like exactly what I do, except I feed Camryn a bottle every 4 hours that she's awake (I bottle feed breastmilk). Occasionally I feed her cereal one more time between bottles if she is acting hungry.

Rebekah - posted on 02/09/2010

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My daughter eats about 3 solid food meals a day too. I make most of my own baby food, but it would be about 1 jar of veggies, 1.5 jars of fruit, and oatmeal everyday. She may also have toast, yogurt, piece of fruit (in mesh feeder), pieces of veggies, cheerios, or puffs... all depending on how much pureed food she'll eat that day and what I have on hand. She was born on the 30th and nurses on demand (about once every 4 hours).

Brieanne - posted on 02/09/2010

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My son is 8.5mo - I feed him a jar of fruit mixed w/ multigrain cereal in the morning, a jar of veggies mixed w/ cereal in the afternoon, a "Yummy Meal" (jars that are chicken mixed w/ sweet potatoes, etc), mixed w/ cereal in for dinner, then fruit and cereal again before bed. He has a bottle of formula w/ each of these. You shouldn't give a baby this young carrots and chunks of cheese, etc - they're likely to choke. You can buy grain puffs that are flavored that melt in the baby's mouth quite easily - they're softer than cheerios. I also have "teething bags" that are just mesh bags w/ a handle that you can put different things in for snacks and teething and your baby won't choke - I've put slices of pickle, banana, strawberries, ice cubes, frozen grapes, etc. in them. And you can feed a baby too much, btw.

Julie - posted on 02/09/2010

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My son Jay has 3 meals a day with the odd snack inbetween. He doesnt really like milk anymore so i give him a bottle at night and make his breakfast with his milk in the morning. So he is likely to have porridge or weetabix(2) in the morning, a sandwich, yoghurt and fruit for lunch and a dinner with veggies and a fruit pot for pudding.

Kala - posted on 02/09/2010

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I give my 9 month old- Viktorya- solid foods, I don't give her "baby food" I just chop up what we have for dinner and she eats it... she isn't really interested in the bottle either, she has a sippy cup during the day and uses a bottle at night. Anything she can put in her hands she eats... lol

Diane - posted on 02/09/2010

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My daughter has just turned 9 months old.

For breakfast she has a jar of cereal or weetbix with fruit and sometimes a banana or toast for finger food.

For lunch half a packet of meat/veg (we use rafferty's baby food) followed by fruit and/or custard.

For dinner the rest of the meat/veg and fruit/custard she had at lunch and some pasta or soft veggies for finger food (keeps her distracted while I cook our dinner).

She has 200ml bottles of formula at 1am, 6am, 10:30am, 3pm and 7pm.

She only has her 2 bottom teeth.

Kirsty - posted on 02/08/2010

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I am also a breastfeeding mum and my daughter gets 3 solid meals a day which consists of a savoury course and a sweet course.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner). She also gets 2 full feeds a day (when she wakes in the morning and before bed at night) and 2 feeds throughout the day in which she only gets one side(I am in the course of weaning her off breast milk).
She is offered water in her cup thoroughout the day which she loves. The amount she has it each meal is varied as her appetite changes on a daily basis.
She is also currently eating lots of finger foods as she would rather feed herself than me...so lunch and now dinner, are foods that she can eat herself, and then I give her custard/yoghurt afterwards, which helps me ensure she is eating enough.

I hope I have helped in someway :)

Veronica - posted on 02/08/2010

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Lets see, Keirnan nurses when he wakes up. For breakfast he gets a jar of stage 2 fruits mixed with oatmeal or rice cereal. He nurses around noon and then has some apple sauce and whatever I make him for lunch. He has about 5 oz. of juice/water mix in the afternoon with a snack. He nurses for the last time around 5 and has whatever we're having for dinner. (Depending on what we're having he gets it chopped, cut or blended up!)



He doesn't have any teeth yet (3 are working their way through right now though!) so eating steak is a little tough for him! It gets blended! As for cherios, he does fine with them and actually loves them!! Oh and as a side note, he is somewhere between the 25-50 percentile for both height and weight!

Krystal - posted on 02/08/2010

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hi my son is 9 months and has been on solids since he was about 3 months my son wont eat the jar food so he has homemade food, he is on formula and he also has 3 solid meals a day. for breakfast he has baby poridge and an 8oz bottle of formula, then for dinner he has either cheese spead sandwiches or chicken, veg and sweetcorn with a yoghurt and 5oz bottle of formula, then for tea he has wat we have (mashed up) so if we have spaghetti bolognaise that is what he has for his tea with a yoghurt or peice of fruit and 8oz bottle of formula, then for last feed he has an 8oz bottle. sometimes he has a snack or 2 inbetween like a piece of fruit or a biscuit but hes been on solids for quite a few months, sounds like hes been on solids for few weeks so it sounds like hes gettin enough, if hes puttin on weight steadily and is healthy hes gettin enough, he will tell you when he wants more trust me on that one lol, your doin great. good luck and best wishes. :)

Chelle - posted on 02/08/2010

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my daughters 9 months and she has three meals and 3 or 4 bottles,sometimes snacks also.
breakfast is baby cereal and i mix fruit puree in with it.

for lunch i give her finger foods like toast, chunks of cheese,chunks of raw carrot,chunks of apple...anything she can have a chew on really lol and a small fromage frais (not yougart though because babies cant have yoghart at this age).

dinner is 100 grams of a baby jar of veggies/pastas etc.... she dosnt like to eat the whole 200grams in the jar because she dosnt like veg too much lol.

she will sometimes have a snack after dinner. things like baby biscuits or dried fruit peaces. she also loves to eat whole plums or peach ....but i have to keep an eye on her while she eats them because the pip in the middle....but they are very soft fruit so great finger food...plus they help with her poop lol.

her bottles are given 1st thing in the morning. one an hour before her lunch. one before dinner(she dosnt always want that one though) and one at bed time.

it might sound alot but she will poop for me 1-2 times a day with no trouble and weighs 20lb 12oz last time i checked wich was spot on for her birth weight of 8lb 5oz. :)
i did start to wean her from 16-17 weeks though so she probably started on the solids before some of your babies did.

Jenny - posted on 02/08/2010

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Hi...my daughter Juliet is 9 months old and she eats a ton of food..lol. She will nurse when she first gets up and later in the morning eat Organic oatmeal w/ applesauce, nurse for her afternoon nap and have some fruits and veggies (baby food) and then she will eat some of our dinner (like last night she had some pasta and broccoli) and then I nurse her again before bed. She will eat finger foods during the day, cheerios, multigrain toasted bagel, grated apple...etc. And btw, my daughter only has two teeth on the bottom and does just fine eating all that Sandra:) I think your daughter would be just fine!:)

Sandra - posted on 02/08/2010

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How do you feed her the cherios? My daughter is 9 months old and I'm afraid that she won't be able to eat them. She has the 2 bottom teeth only. I've tried smashing the cherios and she loves that.

Ellen - posted on 02/08/2010

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I feed my 9 month old daughter 3 times a day. Oatmeal at breakfast, fruits at lunch and veggies and or finger food at supper. She is really all about eating if you are. So when we eat supper together she wants to eat whatever you are eating. They will let you know if they are not getting enough. Good luck!

Virginia - posted on 02/08/2010

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I feed my daughter cereal 3 times a day. She is 9 months also. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. After and in between then she takes bottles. The Dr. says she is perfect weight, and she hasn't even gotten chunky. You can never feed a baby too much. I will also give her some finger food, like fruit or cheerios when she still seems hungry.

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My son Julian will be 9 months the end of this month and he has really gained an appetite lately. I am also breastfeeding and feed on demand but he is so much more interested in solid foods during the day especially if me or my husband are eating anything. I have started feeding him three times a day. I usually give him cheerios in the morning, mashed fruit and some kind of grain around lunch (today I made him oatmeal and mixed it up) and then some veggies in the evening.I make all his foods so don't really have a measuring system like a jar of food. He nurses in between and occasionally some finger food in between if he really seems hungry. It seems like so much to me but he really wants the food. I hope this helps I am just trying to go off Julian's cues. Does your little one wake up to nurse at night? Julian still wakes up to nurse at night too is why I am curious.

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