6 month old baby eating schedule... fill me in!

Wendy - posted on 09/08/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )




I started feeding my 6 month old baby food a few weeks back... just wondering what other mom's out there feed their babies and how the transition was for them... he eats anything i give him - but i dont want to overfeed... he can be very greedy most times!


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Bobbi - posted on 09/08/2009




Once they get a taste of "real" food, they don't want to lose it. When my boys were that age, I would always watch their faces. If their eyes started to droop and they weren't eating as fast, I would stop feeding them. I would also feed them baby cereal mixed with formula in the mornings for breakfast and give them a bottle at night before bed.

Kristina - posted on 09/08/2009




Hi Wendy,

My daughter will be 6 months old on September 30th. She has been on rice cereal since she was about 4 months old; I noticed she wasn't being satisfied with formula alone. I supplement her bottles with 1-2 tablespoons of cereal 3x/day (morning, lunch, before bed). Her pediatrician also recommended introducing fruits/veggies (bananas, pears, apples, sweet potatoes, green beans, peas). I introduced 1 kind for 3-4days to rule out allergies; I usually mix the fruits/veggies in with her cereal or if I notice she is more hungry, I will give her some plain. I notice my daughter is taking anywhere from 32-40oz of formula/day supplemented with the cereal w/fruits/veggies. Hope this helps!

Wendy - posted on 09/08/2009




he is doing great on the baby food... i started him on the cereal when he was 3 months and he still loves that too...
8 ozs of formula for a 3-4 month old? wow. my son is 6 months and he gets 4-5 ozs in a bottle... i'm always afraid of overfeeding... i know chubby babies are cute, i just dont want him to be unhealthy

Barbara - posted on 09/08/2009




Is he doing ok on the baby food? Cheerios i found was the best for my kids. I guess he is on cereal also? I started with my kids when they was 3-4 months when they was going through 8 ozs of formula every 2 hours on cereal and that helped

Sonja - posted on 09/08/2009




I've always done baby food at family meal times and then formula if they're hungry in between.

Jael - posted on 09/08/2009




If he is hungry let him eat. Just make sure he is drinking plenty water and formula.

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