schedule for cereal/veggies

Ashley - posted on 03/02/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Of those of you who are already feeding your baby cereal and veggies...do you feed them at the same feeding or split them up?



I've been feeding Madilyn cereal and a veggie at lunch and then cereal right before bedtime...along with her regular bottle feedings.



Any advice or things you've tried that work? Also, she still seems kind-of gassy. We have tried her on green beans and squash...that's it. Any veggies that you've found to be more gaseous than others?

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Jennifer - posted on 03/04/2009

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My daughter is 5 monhs old and we follow the Ped's schedule for solid feeding. She eats probably 24 oz of formula in a 24 hour period, cereal and fruit for breakfast, veg and fruit for lunch, and veg, fruit and sometimes cereal for dinner. She'll eat 2 jars of baby food easily at a sitting. She's fairly tiny, we are getting weighed today but I bet she's only 13 lbs or so. She eats like a piggie though, which makes me happy. We had a lot of issues with feeding the first 3 1/2 months so I'm relieved that she's finally getting full. She won't eat more than she wants.

Dejah - posted on 03/04/2009

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What I was told to do by my son's doc is...  Depending on how old your baby is (mine is 6mo.)...  Cereal(1 tbsp) in morning, lunch time (all of  stage 1 jar) vegetable & supper (all of stage 1 jar) vegetable and each meal with bottles.  Once your baby is established on all veggies, add a fruit with the cereal (so baby won't be rejecting veggies & be use to all the sweet stuff).  My son gets gassy too!  Mostly on all of it but not sure if its milk that was trapped while feeding his milk or from his food.   As for how much you give your baby is up o your baby (depends on what she can tolerate).  And go few days on 1 vegetable just to see if your baby has allergies to it (not sure if gas is a sign of an allergy).  Mylicon drops helps with the gas!

Megan - posted on 03/03/2009

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I'm having troubles too, we started with veggies (rice cereal was the very first) and he seemed really gassy at first.  We gave him peas.  He seems to be fine now, it just took his digestive system awhile to figure it out.  I am trying to keep my milk up, but its decreasing.... i hope fennugreek works!

Joanna - posted on 03/03/2009

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my boy is 5 months n dr told me to give him 3 meals a day of cereal 4 brekkie veg 4 lunch n dinner all about 1/2 stage 1 jar n about 18-20 oz of formula milk a day ive made carrot,sweed,parsnip,sweet pot, butternut squash , apple,pear,mango,papaya,apricot, he loves them all when u know what they like start mixing them together to make new flavours

Chelsea - posted on 03/03/2009

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You should first feed either a full feeding of breastmilk or formula before each meal.  You dont have to feed an infant under 9 months of age 3 meals a day it can be two.  You should however make sure that you get a fruit serving (2 Tbsp) and a veggie serving (2 Tbsp.) each day.  The amount of cereal is up to you but I suggest no more than 1/4 cup as they will fill up on that and not get enough formula or breastmilk.    Jennifer your children are doing great weight wise especially for being twins!  



The mistake most parents make is over feeding with solids which leads to trouble digesting them.  A serving is 2 Tbsp. when they are this small.  They may eat more or less just as some adults eat more or less but you should always follow their cues for when they are full.  If they turn their head away don't try to cox them into one more bit or if they push it out of their mouth they are done.  By over riding their natural cues you are teaching them to overeat .



 



Good luck! and start slow giving at least 3 days between introducing each new food

Chelsea - posted on 03/03/2009

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You should first feed either a full feeding of breastmilk or formula before each meal.  You dont have to feed an infant under 9 months of age 3 meals a day it can be two.  You should however make sure that you get a fruit serving (2 Tbsp) and a veggie serving (2 Tbsp.) each day.  The amount of cereal is up to you but I suggest no more than 1/4 cup as they will fill up on that and not get enough formula or breastmilk.    Jennifer your children are doing great weight wise especially for being twins!  



The mistake most parents make is over feeding with solids which leads to trouble digesting them.  A serving is 2 Tbsp. when they are this small.  They may eat more or less just as some adults eat more or less but you should always follow their cues for when they are full.  If they turn their head away don't try to cox them into one more bit or if they push it out of their mouth they are done.  By over riding their natural cues you are teaching them to overeat .



 



Good luck! and start slow giving at least 3 days between introducing each new food

Jennifer - posted on 03/03/2009

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I am trying to figure out how much cereal and baby food is sufficient and how much is too much. The Dr. advised me to just feed them first (bf/formula) and then feed them cereal and babyfood and they wouldn't eat more than they needed. But I feel like my kids LOVE to eat and I am not so sure they would have stopped themselves :) Keep me posted if you find more information out. At their four month my son was 14lb 10oz and my daughter was just 12lb 8oz so I think that is a normal weight?!?!

Ashley - posted on 03/03/2009

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Yes, I'm clueless, too. Just doing this thing trial and error. Good thing she won't remember it. :0) LOL

Jennifer - posted on 03/03/2009

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I am almost through the test run of veggies (we have conquered fruits). I usually feed them (I have twins 5 months) at night around 6 or 6:30 and they have worked their way up to two ounces of formula mixed with 1/4C of cereal/oatmeal and they eat 1/4 - 1/2 jar of fruit or veggie depending on how they are feeling. Thats the only formula mine are getting right now and I am beginning to notice more spitting up, and they seem to still be hungry alot more now... I guess to answer your question I feed them at the same time but I may add a cereal in the morning and then fruit/veggie at lunch by itself? I am CLUELESS

Melany - posted on 03/02/2009

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I give him cereal mixed with fruit in the morning, lunch is cereal mixed with veggies, and dinner is half jar of stage 2 meat, and half jar of stage 2 veggies.

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