How much are you supposed to feed your child?

Tyra - posted on 08/03/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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For breakfast he eats about 6 ounces of food, The same with lunch and dinner so he eats approximately 18 ounces of baby food a day he also drinks 2 bottles of watered down juice a day. Am I giving him enough food? He is 10 months and recently stopped nursing. I want to make sure he is getting everything he needs. Also he weighs 15.4 lbs and is 28" long.

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Amy - posted on 08/03/2012

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His primary source of nutrition for the first year should be breastmilk or formula. I would cut out the juice entirely it's empty calories and providing nothing he needs except filling his stomach. I would also cut back the solids a little.

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Tyra - posted on 08/03/2012

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thank guys talked to his ped. Ped said what im giving him is entirely fine even the juice. I dont give it to him straight I mix half with water. He also stopped breastfeeding 3 days ago. Ped said that was fine and that I dont need to go to formula. Thanks though

Kaitlin - posted on 08/03/2012

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agreed- his food intake sounds fine, but cut the juice! Juice is empty calories full of sugar, no nutrition at all. He should be getting at LEAST one of those bottles filled with formula a day.

Dove - posted on 08/03/2012

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You already posted about this... and I already answered. His food intake sounds fine (just 'guessing' since it's a LOT more than my son was eating... since he really wasn't), but he's having too much juice and he needs to have formula if you are not breastfeeding him.

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