9 months old food

Oyu - posted on 09/12/2017 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi moms. My 8.5 months old baby loooooved her morning cereals but now hardly anything goes into her mouth as when it's clamp shut, it's shut. We follow Gina Ford's contented baby book schedule and her sleeping and lunch and dinner are just fantastic. My baby eats only few small spoons even if I reduce her milk. I don't want to reduce her milk more; I tried to give her muffins, yogurt, eggs, cereals, puffs, but not much luck. How much solid breakfast should she eat? She is a big baby 20+ pounds and eats 2-3 bowls for lunch and dinner (combination of meat, veggies and fruits). I just want to give her more for breakfast so she doesn't starve till 11:30 lunch
Thank you

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Sarah - posted on 09/12/2017

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Also, imagine your baby's stomach, it is about the size of her fist. How can she fit that much food in at one setting?

Dove - posted on 09/12/2017

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Breast milk and/or formula is all she NEEDS under a year. Food is mainly for the fun, tastes, and learning experience of eating. Milk is still supposed to make up the bulk of her diet, so if you are cutting it down any... she is being offered too many solids. I had two babies that ate 3 meals a day (typically... but not even as much food as your baby eats in ONE meal... only a single small bowl at each meal) at that age and nursed 5-6 times every 24 hours. And I had one baby that ate MAYBE once a day... most days... and nursed every 1-3 hours or more.... all way older now and all perfectly healthy and thriving.

Sarah - posted on 09/12/2017

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At 8.5 she only needs breastmilk or formula to survive. Food is for learning and fun. She isn't going to starve if she doesn't eat cereal at breakfast. Cereal has virtually no nutritional value anyway. A baby this age certainly does not need to three full meals of 2-3 bowls. What does the doctor advise?

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