am i feeding her right?

Ayesha - posted on 06/16/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

8

12

0

hey everyone.. i am in a real fix.. i am not sure my daughter's feeding schedule is correct.. i feel she's not getting enough milk and i would like to know what you guys are doing.. here is her schedule...

between 7am and 8 am 6oz milk
between 10:30am and 11 am cereal
between 2pm and 2:30pm 8oz milk
between 5:30pm and 6pm cereal and some fruit
between 11pm and 11:30 pm 7 oz milk

she has stopped sleeping through the night... she wakes up almost every two hours and i have to give her water or put her pacifier back in her mouth to get her back to sleep.. sometimes she wont go back to sleep until i bring her in bed with me.... i dont know what to do.. it doesnt make sense why she isnt drinking the required amount of milk.... please help!!

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

5 Comments

View replies by

Bshaw15 - posted on 06/18/2009

17

12

3

I thought my boy wasn't getting enough to eat either but he is doing the same as all of your babies. He wakes up between 6-7am has a 6 oz bottle, eats fruit and cereal 8am, has 5 oz bottle at 9:30-10am, takes a nap, has veggies and fruit at 12pm, 5 oz bottle at 2pm, naps, has meat, veggies and cereal at 4:30 and another 5 oz bottle at 7:30 before bed.

Lauren - posted on 06/17/2009

190

40

7

heres what i do..
8:30-9:30 8 oz bottle
nap
11am cereal and fruit
1pm 8 oz bottle
nap
3:30pm cereal, fruit, veggies, juice
6:00 8 oz bottle
8:00 cereal, vegetables, juice or water
bed around 9 and sometimes another 8 oz bottle first and he sleeps til atleast 8:30 and i give him little snacks in between like gerber fruit puffs(just started doing that)
IF ANYONE THINKS IM DOING SOMETHING WRONG PLEASE LET ME KNOW CUZ SOMETIMES I QUESTION MYSELF AND WANT TO CHANGE HIS SCHEDULE

Jackie - posted on 06/16/2009

270

4

43

She sounds like she is drinking enough to me, my daughter drinks less than what your daughter gets. She drinks about 16-20oz a day. She also has 3 meals a day. If she is waking up in the middle of the night could she be teething. My daughter just started doing that a little. She just broke through her first tooth though.

Lauri - posted on 06/16/2009

1

11

0

My 8 month has always struggled with eating and getting enough... I have always struggled with weight with her... I have found that she sleeps now through the night since we have changed her diet. She is on beginning table foods and stage 3 baby food. I try to make every snack help that is full of calories and nutritious,,, not junk.. Mine also doesn't take a lot of milk.. she gets maybe 3 6 oz bottles throughout the day.. So I choose snacks like yo-baby yogurt and yogurt drops from Gerber... She seems to be satisfied, and is sleeping through the night.... When she was waking in the middle of the night I feed her a bottle and she slept for the remainder of her 12 hours. I hope this was a bit helpful...

Tiffany - posted on 06/16/2009

5

6

1

My baby has decreased his milk intake too now that he is eating baby food. He gets about 20oz a day. So about the same as yours. I am not worried about it. He is healthy and growing...but if you are concerned, you should talk to you pediatrician.



She is probably waking to practice working on new skills. My son was doing that for a while (practicing sitting up and then standing). It is common and should pass soon.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms