Feeding your baby

Kristy - posted on 05/15/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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What are you feeding your baby and how much? What is his/her schedule?

My daughter eats all stage 1 fruits and vegetables except for greens, we haven't started them yet, we had a set back with carrots that lasted 9 days so we didn't want to introduce anything new. She has started some stage 2 fruits and vegies. also I started giving her the gerber graduates star shaped puffs, I break them in half because they seem kind of big, and she loves them. she still has trouble picking them up and getting them to her mouth on her own.

For breakfast I give her cereal, either rice or oatmeal 2 oz of formula mixed with the cereal and 1/2 jar of fruit.

for lunch she has 1/2 jar of vegetables and 1/2 jar of fruit

for dinner I give her 1/2 jar vegetable, 1/2 jar fruit, and 1/2 jar of meat.

Is this enough? does she need meat at lunch and dinner? also she is still waking up between 2 & 3 am for a bottle, she'll drink 4 oz then go back to sleep.

just wounder what everyone else is feeding their little one. TIA

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Natasha - posted on 05/26/2009

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9 up for the day and then i give him 4oz of oatmeal,barley, rice , or mixed grains sometimes mix it with half a jar of stage 2 baby food then like a half hour later he wants a bottle 2oz cause he calls for it he already says bubba
11:30 another bottle 4-5oz
12:30-1pm jar of stage 2 fruit or veggie and a 3oz bottle
3-4pm 4-5oz bottle
5-6pm stage 2 dinners with a 3 oz bottle
7-8pm 4-5oz bottle
maybe another bottle before bed of 2oz and a little water
but he also wakes up at 1-2am for a 2oz bottle and again at 6am for a 3oz bottle
throughtout the day he eat my food too like rice inside beans gerber graduates yogurt melt and puffs ... hes always been a very hungry baby when he was a newborn he would drink like every 1-2 hours. Yeah he's a chubba but he was 9.9lbs when he was born and he was chubby then and hes very tall he's the height of a one year old.

Jackie - posted on 05/26/2009

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After reading most of the posts my daugther probably eats enough for a one year old and she is seven months old. She gets up between 8:30-9 in the morning. We go up stairs and she has her morning cereal. I don't measure her cereal I just eyeball it, but if I was to guess I would say I give her five tablespoons of mixed cereal and a whole stage two of fruit. She eats every three hours. By the end of the day she had five 6 oz bottle, her morning cereal, yogurt, chereios, pretzels, yogurts melts, puffs, crackers, 4 oz of juice, water, a stage 2 of veggie, a dessert, and a stage two dinner. For the most part she does sleep through the night. If I don't give her a dinner at night she will get up around 4 am. I also make her baby food. That is the best thing I ever decided because I save so much money.

Candi - posted on 05/26/2009

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Do you give her formula or breastmilk with her meals? My ped. told me that our little one will get most of her calories and nutrition from formula and cereal at this point. Also, you could try giving her some cereal with her dinner and a bottle before she goes to bed to see if she will sleep through the night for you. Not that I am an expert at all, but it's just from one mom to another.

Lauren - posted on 05/26/2009

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She usually wakes up around 7:00, and i breastfeed her, then while i have cereal she snacks on some puffs.

Then at 10:00, she has breakfast (i make all her fruits and veggies) she has 4-5 ounces of fruit, and 4 tbsp's rice cereal and oatmeal (mixed together) with 3-4 ounces of formula to mix it with.

Lunch is around 1:30 and that is just 4 ounces of fruits and veggies.

Dinner around 5:00 and that's 4-5 ounces of veggies and the same 4 tbsp's rice and oatmeal mixed with 3-4 ounces of formula.

I breastfeed her after her meals, but these days she is showing little to no interest in that, she would much rather have solid foods. She snacks on puffs, and mum mum's during the day as well. And then she breastfeeds again before bed.

We were told no meat until 9 months, i thought that that was what all doctors said...

Betsy - posted on 05/26/2009

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Wow! I think my son eats alot! He eats about 20-24 oz. of formula a day along with 3 meals. Each meal includes 2 Tbs. of rice or oatmeal mixed with a stage 2 fruit or vegetable. Then he eats an additional stage 2 fruit or vegetable. No meat yet, as my Ped. suggested no meat or dairy until after 1 year. I also allow him to play with a sippy cup with diluted juice or water during the day.

Kat - posted on 05/26/2009

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I feed my daughter 4 breast feeds a day & 4 solid meals a day. She eats cereal with fruit for breakfast. Custard, Yogurt, Fruit, Fruit toast, cheese or the like for morning tea & lunch. Meat & veges for dinner. Approx 5 tbls for breakfast, 5 tbls for dinner, and whatever goes for morning tea or lunch. I just vary it & try give something different (morning tea & lunch wouldn't be the same thing in one day)
She has the breastfeed 1st as this is the priority meal & the solids after. She also has water in a sippy cup with her meals.

Kylie - posted on 05/24/2009

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Hi,

I followed Gina Ford's guidelines for weaning. Note that 1 cube = 1 tablespoon approx. I freeze the veges in the icecube tray then store in bags and just pull out the number needed and mix and match.



Jake's Routine

6:30ish Up for the day. Some activity then milk (250mL) then breakfast - 2 fruit cubes mixed with 3 tablespoons porridge and milk.

More activity.

This normally lasts 2hrs. Could be up for 2½ hours but then will require short nap.



8:30 -9ish Morning Sleep. This sleep normally only lasts 45mins.

Give left over milk prior to sleep if wish.



9:30ish Activity.



Midday 7 cubes vegetables/protein (ie. pureed chick casserole, red lentil vege casserole)



12:30ish Midday sleep. This sleep should last about 2hrs but can be between 1 ½ to 3hrs. Sometimes wakes after 30 mins or an hour, needs to go back to sleep if wakes anytime before 1½ hrs.



2:30pm 200mL Milk



5pm 4 cubes vegetables mixed with 6 teaspoons rice cereal and milk (Just about to ditch the rice cereal when the box is finished and just give veges.)



6 – 7pm Bedtime ritual.

Bath, massage (or any quiet activity eg. story), 250mL milk, read story in bed. Start milk by 6:30pm so in bed alone by 7pm. Normally give ¾ milk then read then rest of milk.



7pm Sleep!



I find this works well for us. Hope you find it useful.

Kylie & Jake

Jennifer - posted on 05/24/2009

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wow, after reading all of these posts, I guess my son does eat alot! In the morning I will nurse him and then he has 4 Tbls of oatmeal mixed with formula and a whole jar of the stage 2 fruits. Sometimes he will nurse once more midmorning. Then between 1-2pm for lunch he will nurse and then eat 1 whole jar of stage 2 fruits and 1 whole jar of stage 2 vegetables. He will usually nurse 1-2 more times before dinner. Then between 7-8 he will nurse and then have another 4 Tbls of oatmeal, another whole jar of fruits, and another whole jar of vegetables. He still wakes up about every 3 hours during the night, but he will generally only nurse once. He doesn't seem to ever be full! And he's not even a big baby, he's about 17 lbs and very long! At least he has a healthy appetite!

Lydia - posted on 05/21/2009

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He's still breastfed on demand, and at night when we sit down to dinner we give him some steamed veggies to play with - he's had broccoli, carrots, and raw spinach. We've also tried avocado & banana, but they were too slippery for him to manipulate well. Not much goes down and that mostly comes out undigested in his diaper the next day, but he's having fun learning to feed himself.

Rachel - posted on 05/21/2009

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My son usually gets one meal a day, a vegetable of some sort at lunchtime, like carrots, parsnips, zucchini. He usually eats something like 50-75 ml worth. Once in a while we add a bit of meat in with his veg. Sometimes we also give him some banana in the evening. Other than that, he's getting breastmilk. Starting at 7 months (which is coming up pretty soon!), we'll give him 2 meals a day every day as that's what his doctor recommended.

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My son is eating 3 - 8oz bottles a day and 2 meals. I'm thinking of starting a breakfast meal after a half bottle. The only food he hasn't liked so far is the green beans, and I can't blame him, they smelled pretty gross. I just started chicken this week and so far he likes it. I mix it on the spoon with whatever fruit or veg he's eating at that meal.

His eating schedule is roughly as follows:

7:30am: 8oz of formula for breakfast

11:00am: 3 tablespoons of rice cereal with formula and a Gerber 2nd stage fruit or veggie mixed in and diluted pear or apple juice for lunch

2:30-3:00pm: 8oz formula

5:30-6:00pm: 3 tablespoons of rice cereal with formula and a Gerber 2nd stage fruit or veggie mixed in and diluted pear or apple juice for lunch

7:30pm: 8oz of formula before bed, which he sometimes doesn't finish

Jackie - posted on 05/15/2009

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My daughter has between 20-24oz of formula a day. She has 3 meals a day. For breakfast she has 3 tablespoons of cereal mixed with formula and about a half of jar of fruit. She is on stage 2 foods now. For lunch she has about a half of jar of either fruit or veggies and for dinner she has a whole jar of veggies. We haven't started any meats yet i am waiting until she is 8 months to do meat. We had a set back with the carrots too my daughter got a really bad diaper rash from them that lasted like a week. My daughter doesn't wake up in the middle of the night she hasn't since she was like 6 weeks old. She sleeps from 8pm to about 6 or 7am.

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