How much formula / Bm does you babies eat?

Melissa - posted on 07/14/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I have read the books and researched now I ask real moms what do your 8 month old babies drink and how much now that my sone Dulton is eating 3 meals I wonder if he is drinking enough. He is healthy and everything I just want to compare.

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Susan - posted on 07/15/2009

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Quoting Melissa:



Quoting Susan:

My son has days where he finishes all his bottles and days where he doesn't.

Right now he has 4 bottles a day, brekkie(8oz only recently he will drink all of it), lunch, supper and bedtime. (all the rest are 6 oz). So... except for the breakfast one, he usually doesn't finish these all the time. There are times when at night he will only drink half of the bottle before falling sleep and can't be woken. I try to get his to bed before he falls alseep most nights, but there are some where he just can't keep his eyes open.

As for food, he is eating 4 times a day with solids. Breakfast is cereal with fruit, lunch is just veggies, snack (fruit) around 3 or 3:30 depending on his day, and then supper is veggies and cereal. I have tried meat, but he just doesn't like it. I think I will try again soon.

He seems healthy and grows like a weed!! 95% for length right now and I'm sure he is just over 20lbs. (this is good considering he was at the 5% for weight for the first month and only just to 25th at 4 months)

Not sure what the books say they SHOULD be drinking and eating... but if he's growing and happy then really what's the difference.





Does he have food and milk at each meal, or are they spaced? My LO seems to spit up if I try and do both. Here is her schedule, if you have any suggestions that would be great as we just added luch and are still trying to figure things out!!






Wake - 7 am - 8 oz






9 am - cereal and fruit






11 am - 6 oz






130 pm - cereal and veg






Nap






330 -4pm - 6 0z






530- 6pm - stage 2 meat and veg






730pm - 8 oz






Bed






She was down to 3 8 oz bottles, but has added one back in and seems to be happier with it. I just feel like all she is doing is eating!!





I usually wait about 20 minutes before giving him the food after the bottle.  He doesn't spit up ... used to a lot with milk if he took too much milk, but now he eats all and no problems.

Becky - posted on 07/15/2009

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My daughter has an 8oz bottle when she gets up, 4 hours later small pot of cow and gate stage 2 cereal and a pot of fruit, 4 hours later a third of stage 2 cow and gate lunch and some sort of dessert and 4 hours later the same again for tea and then 4 hours later an 8oz bottle before bed

Melissa - posted on 07/14/2009

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Quoting Susan:

My son has days where he finishes all his bottles and days where he doesn't.

Right now he has 4 bottles a day, brekkie(8oz only recently he will drink all of it), lunch, supper and bedtime. (all the rest are 6 oz). So... except for the breakfast one, he usually doesn't finish these all the time. There are times when at night he will only drink half of the bottle before falling sleep and can't be woken. I try to get his to bed before he falls alseep most nights, but there are some where he just can't keep his eyes open.

As for food, he is eating 4 times a day with solids. Breakfast is cereal with fruit, lunch is just veggies, snack (fruit) around 3 or 3:30 depending on his day, and then supper is veggies and cereal. I have tried meat, but he just doesn't like it. I think I will try again soon.

He seems healthy and grows like a weed!! 95% for length right now and I'm sure he is just over 20lbs. (this is good considering he was at the 5% for weight for the first month and only just to 25th at 4 months)

Not sure what the books say they SHOULD be drinking and eating... but if he's growing and happy then really what's the difference.


Does he have food and milk at each meal, or are they spaced? My LO seems to spit up if I try and do both. Here is her schedule, if you have any suggestions that would be great as we just added luch and are still trying to figure things out!!



Wake - 7 am - 8 oz



9 am - cereal and fruit



11 am - 6 oz



130 pm - cereal and veg



Nap



330 -4pm - 6 0z



530- 6pm - stage 2 meat and veg



730pm - 8 oz



Bed



She was down to 3 8 oz bottles, but has added one back in and seems to be happier with it. I just feel like all she is doing is eating!!

Liz - posted on 07/14/2009

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Hi... Madeleine is 8 month old... she has like 3 meals a day (2x rice cereal with baby food fruit and lunch is a jar of stage 2 baby food. in addition to each meal she gets like 4 ounces of breatmilk. She also has about 5-6 oz at like 6 am when she wakes up and 6-7 ounces when she goes to sleep. I make just enough for that about 28 ounces (I only pump, do not nurse). Madeleine also gets like 4 ounces of prunce juice mixed with water to keep her flowing. I noticed that if she is not hungry she will NOT open her mouth she has also pushed away milk. She is about 21lbs. I think that your son will let you know if he is not getting enough but if he is happy I think he gets enough. How much does he get?

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Molly just turned 8 monhs....She drinks 5 - 8oz bottles a day with 2 meals.

Here is our average day.....
7ish---- 3 tbs of cereal (made with almost 1/2 the bottle) and fruit. She will finish the bottle after she eats.
10ish--- 8oz bottle (some days she does not drink the whole thing.)
1ish--- 8oz bottle with a snack...usually grated cheese, cheerios, or rice rusks
4ish--- 8oz bottle
7ish--- 2 veggies (1/4 cup each) and friut (1/4-1/2 cup) with 1-2 ounces of water or juice
10ish-- 8oz bottle
She will sleep from the time she is done her 10pm bottle until 7am.

I have been leaving out solids for lunch because there is more benificial nutrients in formula at this age and she seems very happy with her snacks. She loves to feed herself her snacks :) its soo funny to watch her try and pick up the little pieces and shove them in her mouth.
She is 18.4 lbs as of yesterday.

Susan - posted on 07/14/2009

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My son has days where he finishes all his bottles and days where he doesn't.



Right now he has 4 bottles a day, brekkie(8oz only recently he will drink all of it), lunch, supper and bedtime. (all the rest are 6 oz). So... except for the breakfast one, he usually doesn't finish these all the time. There are times when at night he will only drink half of the bottle before falling sleep and can't be woken. I try to get his to bed before he falls alseep most nights, but there are some where he just can't keep his eyes open.



As for food, he is eating 4 times a day with solids. Breakfast is cereal with fruit, lunch is just veggies, snack (fruit) around 3 or 3:30 depending on his day, and then supper is veggies and cereal. I have tried meat, but he just doesn't like it. I think I will try again soon.



He seems healthy and grows like a weed!! 95% for length right now and I'm sure he is just over 20lbs. (this is good considering he was at the 5% for weight for the first month and only just to 25th at 4 months)



Not sure what the books say they SHOULD be drinking and eating... but if he's growing and happy then really what's the difference.

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