I wanna know what kind of feeding schedule you have your babies on!?!

Becca - posted on 05/15/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )

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I have my daughter on a schedule that when she wakes up i give her an 8 oz bottle with 2 tablespoons of cereal then about 3 hours later i give her a fruit or veggie followed by a 4 oz bottle an hour later, then 3 hours after that i give another fruit or veggie followed by another 4 oz bottle an hour after that! Then about an hour before she goes to bed i give her another 8 oz bottle with 2 tablespoons of cereal! shes gaining weight... 85% i just wanted to see what other babies her age schedules were!

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Tiffany - posted on 05/20/2009

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A typical day for my daughter is:



Breastfeed @ 7am (when she wakes up)

5 tbsp cereal with 2 tsp of fruit & 4oz bottle @ 10:30am

1 jar veggie or veggie/meat & 4oz bottle 2pm

5 tbsp cereal & 4oz bottle @ 6-6:30pm



And in between she snacks on some baby rice crackers or bits of fruit I mush for her.

Sara - posted on 05/16/2009

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my son wakes up at 8am he geat an 8oz mixed cereal bottle. He gets an 8oz bottle at 10:30am then sleeps for an hour. 12-1pm eats 5oz of step 2 baby food then a 8oz bottle has afternoon nap sleeps for 2 hours. 4pm 8oz bottle for snack. 6pm eat 5oz baby food with 4oz jucie/water. 8:30pm 8oz bottle for bedtime. Some days he get more depends on his mood

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Amanda - posted on 08/09/2009

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my twins wake up around 7 or 8 am and have a 6 oz bottle and fruit and yougurt or cereal. They have lunch around 11 of veggies and crackers/gerber puffs/toast. They have an afternoon bottle of 6-8oz and then eat dinner around 5 of fruit, veggies and grains. They have another 6-8 oz bottle at night. During the day they have snacks when they seem interested which is usually fruit or crackers of some sort.

Amanda - posted on 08/09/2009

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Quoting Kelly:

Whoa...she eats a lot! I give my daughter an 8 oz bottle with two tablespoons of cereal in the morning and at night, and she has one 8 oz bottle during the day. She usually gets to have a baby mum mum cookie at some point during the day also.


have you tried baby foods or table foods at all? I would think at this age she needs more nutrients than formula and cereal.

Terri - posted on 06/05/2009

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Here is what we have been doing and my pediatrician is pleased with it.



Breakfast (8:30 or so):

2 tablespoons of oatmeal, 1/2 container of fruit, 7 oz bottle



Lunch (12:30 or so):

1/2 container of two types of veggies for variety & 7 oz bottle



Dinner (4:30 or so):

1/3 container YoBaby yogurt, 1/2 container of fruit & 7 oz bottle



Bedtime (8:15 or so):

7 oz bottle with two tablespoons of rice cereal



He typically finishes all of his meals and about 5 ozs. of his last bottle. I know. He eats like a little piggy. LOL!!

Nicole - posted on 06/05/2009

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schedule? ha! I should change Phoebe's name to feed me. I exclusively breastfed for her first six months (on demand) with absolutely no supplements. Now she eats homemade baby food- she is now eight months. At her appointment when she was seven months, she was 22lbs and 28.75 inches (in the 99% percentile for length and weight). I still nurse on demand because breastmilk changes calorie and fat content based on babies needs( thirst, hunger, comfort), but I give solids in the morning, afternoon, and early evening. No meat, wheat, or non mamma dairy yet. I am uber cautious because her dad and brother have krohn's disease which can be minimized by avoiding wheat and dairy and extended breastfeeding. Sorry for the soap box but wanted to explain my avoidance of some solids.

Tanya - posted on 06/01/2009

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Quoting Mandi:

I used to feed AJ 5- 6 oz bottles that are thickened with cereal and 2 serving of fruits or vegs twice a day. But now the doctors say to feed him only 4oz!!! at a time so it's more like 7 bottles a days! And I have to thicken them even more with cereal. He has bad acid reflux and gets sick all day long. I'm hoping they tell me how to fix that problem soon! We just had a Gastro study done and waiting for results.


Is our little one on meds for the reflux? My son Kyle is on axid and it has helped a lot! Also we keep him upright for at least 15-20 minutes after eats. Hope it works itself out soon.



 

User - posted on 06/01/2009

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My son is in the 80% and his food is as follows...

He wakes around 7am and has an 8oz bottle with a 1/2 jar of stage 2 fruit mixed with nonfat yogurt (my doctor said to start introducing some regular foods into his diet such as yogurt, and he loves it).

Around 10:30-11am he has an 8oz bottle.

Around 1:30-2pm he has an 8oz bottle followed with a full jar of stage 2 fruit.

Around 5pm he has an 8oz bottle followed with a full jar of stage 2 veges.

Around 7pm before bedtime, we give him 4oz bottle.

Christina - posted on 06/01/2009

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my daughter wakes up bout 8:30am nd has 3 spoons of creamed baby porridge, around 10:30-11:00 has a 7oz bottle of step3 follow on milk, around 1:00pm -1:30 has a jar of cow nd gates dinners (stage1) around 3:00pm-4:00 another 7oz bottle. for tea either another jar or eg homemade mash with spaghetti hoops....around 7:30pm-8:30 she gets a 7 or 8oz bottle of night time milk which is great!!! thats usually her for the nite...unless shes teething nd wakes for a little top up then bak ovr.

in between feeds she has either fruit juice or water.

Anastasia - posted on 05/31/2009

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Well...I'm pretty laidback when it comes to this but i can devise a rough schedule. I guess when he wakes up in the morning (the time can vary greatly) he usually wants a breastfeed about half an hour after he wakes up, if I put him on when he first wakes up he usually just wants to smile at me with a mouthful of boob and pull at my hair, so that's why i wait. then he usually breastfeeds about every 2 hours during the day (unless he's sleeping or doesn't care for it). I've been starting to give him a small lunch of fruit or biscuit or vegies or whatever we're having that he can eat, for the last 3 weeks. I think he definitely needed a lunch because he was starting to become ravenous. At night he has the boob whenever he wants which can vary between once before bed, to constantly for 3 or 4 hours (cluster feeding). For dinner he has boob, then food, sometimes i have to stop him because i know he's full and i don't want him to become a glutton like me. ummm...sometimes he wants about 2 tablespoons, and sometimes 4 or 5 tbsps. most nights it's, maybe, 3 and a half to 4. then boob before bed. if he wakes up in the night and is tired and upset and won't go back to sleep then he can have boob. sometimes i think he is just thirsty because he licks his lips and sucks down air and just won't go back to sleep without it, i do the same thing when i'm thirsty at night. usually he doesn't wake up for a good 10-12 hours but he's been teething badly lately and has been needing the breast to comfort him when he wakes up every hour to 2 hours.

I guess my schedule is really all over the place because i 'demand' feed. my boy doesn't seem to be needing as much food as the other babies in the thread, but i don't feel that i'm not feeding him enough because he is putting on weight and is active and health, so i feel ok about that.

Kelly - posted on 05/28/2009

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Whoa...she eats a lot! I give my daughter an 8 oz bottle with two tablespoons of cereal in the morning and at night, and she has one 8 oz bottle during the day. She usually gets to have a baby mum mum cookie at some point during the day also.

Kylie - posted on 05/28/2009

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everyone's feeding so much food. i wish lilian would eat properly. i try to offer food several times a day but she doesnt open her mouth. she tries to suck it in. or just eats the spoons and i cant get it back or she grabs the bowl and puts it to her face. its all very frustrating

Mandi - posted on 05/27/2009

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I used to feed AJ 5- 6 oz bottles that are thickened with cereal and 2 serving of fruits or vegs twice a day. But now the doctors say to feed him only 4oz!!! at a time so it's more like 7 bottles a days! And I have to thicken them even more with cereal. He has bad acid reflux and gets sick all day long. I'm hoping they tell me how to fix that problem soon! We just had a Gastro study done and waiting for results.

Melissa - posted on 05/27/2009

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Well Jessica he's 7 months now so not exactly sure but at his 6 month appointment he wa 14lbs 6 oz. If I had to guess I'd say 15.5 lbs now. I've been very lucky because since he was about three months he's been sleeping through the night. So obviously he's eating enough, but I sometimes feel like he doesn't have an off button lol. Very rarely will he turn away from food. I usually try to distract him before I take away the empty bowls so he doesn't have a meltdown. If I don't he tends to over eat and gets sick. The boy loves his food!

Jessica - posted on 05/27/2009

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Melissa just curious but how much do you think you little guy weighs? I see we have a similar feeding schedule. I also feel like I have a low milk supply. My son Max weighs around 18 pounds and is 28.5 inches. Within the past week and a half I've been adding a bottle of formula on top of his night time feedings and that seems to be keeping him full through the night.

Melissa - posted on 05/26/2009

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Ok I'm glad to see other moms curious about feeding schedules! I'm a first time mom and wasn't sure if I was doing things correctly lol. My little guy is an eater even though he's still only in the tenth percentile for weight This is generally the schedule we try to stick to but the times are all approximate



6-7am Breastfeed



9-11 Breastfeed again and offer oatmeal and yougurt or fruit. Like I said he's an eater so its usuaully the whole jar of fruit and a pretty good portion of cereal. (don't even measure tbps. anymore)



1-2 Breastfeed and stage 2 dinners and a little rice cereal, or



4-5 breastfeed



6-7 Stage 2 dinner and friut or a friut and veggie



8-9 breastfeed again and then bed maybe an hour later.



Now if Dads home with him he doesn't have a bottle everytime i would nurse him because we use formula when i'm not home and that seems to keep him fuller longer.

I don't have a very high milk suppply so theres not alot of back up bottles and thats why I try to nurse him as often as I do. I can't even imagine trying to fit snacks in there lol!

Michelle - posted on 05/21/2009

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lily 's not into baby food she's seen alex eating regular food so tha'ts what she wants and eats... she nurses then has breakfast *today was half a blueberry pancake and half a banana* then around 9 she nurses takes her nap we have to go pick alex up at noon so when we get back she has lunch then nurses whenever for the afternoon for dinner she has table food then nurses after that has a small bedtime snack usually something clean like puffs then she gets up twice to nurse at night

User - posted on 05/20/2009

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hi my little girls has home made food, but lately since cutting 2 teeth has gone really fussy but when shes on a good normal day her routine is;
wake up-6oz cereal approx half hour later
late morning or early dinner time- 6oz
late dinner time around 2pm-3pm dinner and fruit puree
tea time around 6pm tea and fruit puree
bedtime bottle of 8oz
cause i make my own food for her i make her puree and store them in icecube trays just the ones that you get in fruit shaped ones she has 3 cubes for each pudding obviously de-frosted ha, and her meal once baked/steamed i make them up into 125ml storage pots that go in the freezer too theres not quite as much in them as a 125g baby food jar probably approx 100g equiv! hope this helps you but at the minute some days the routine goes totally out of the window and the wrong way round too x

Jennifer - posted on 05/18/2009

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We don't have her on any schedule at all since she is EBF with some solids. But she nurses when she gets up anywhere from 3-5AM. Goes back to sleep till 10AM up to nurse again. She gets solids sometime in the afternoon not really a specific time. Nurses some more throughout the day. The only one we have a time for is dinner she knows around 7PM she gets her solids and nurses around 9 and in bed around 10 or 10:30PM.

Candy - posted on 05/16/2009

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my son wakes up around 7 - 8 in the morning and has a 7oz bottle of formula but sometimes doesnt finish it. then round about 3 hrs later he will have baby porridge made with his formula milk n will have a bit of the milk thats left over sometimes doesnt drink it all (from a 7oz bottle his porridge is made up from), then round about 3 to 4 hours later (roughly half 2, 3 oclock) will have a stage 1 dinner and 2 small yougarts with juice, then around about 6oclock he'll have a 5oz bottle with a fruity pudding for after (he has to have the bottle first otherwise he wont drink it after his pudding) then around about 9oclock he'll have 7oz bottle to go to bed on sometimes he doesnt finish it

Becca - posted on 05/16/2009

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Well its good to know that all your schedules are more like ours than i thought! it seems like everything i read is give her 4 tbs of cereal with two servings of fruit 3 times a day and she still needs to get 26-32 oz of formula a day! There is just no way that my daughter could eat that much! i guess as long as she is gaining weight thats all that matters! Thanks for the input!! have a great day!

Sara - posted on 05/15/2009

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At my daughter's 6 month well child visit, the doctor suggested that I try to give her three meals a day. She's in the 90th percentile, so it wasn't to gain weight. So, I give her 4-5 ounces in the morning along with a jar of stage two fruit. About three hours after that she has 8 ounces of formula, then about 2 hours later she has a jar of stage two veggies and usually about a half a jar of fruit. About 3 hours later she has another 8 ounces and then at dinner she has a jar of stage two food followed by 4-5 ounces of formula.

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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. 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

Jessica - posted on 05/15/2009

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I breastfeed my son Max during the day every three hours. He eats 4 Tbsp of cereal and a fruit in the morning, for lunch a veggie or fruit and for dinner 4 Tbsp and veggie. He wakes up early morning, around 4-4:30 to breastfeed then goes back to sleep.

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