How much solid food?

Cauvery - posted on 06/05/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




My daughter is 21 weeks old and her Pedi Ok-ed solid food introduction at her 4th month appointment. I have had no problem at all feeding her solids.. day one she made funny faces :-) day two she was happy to eat! *Touchwood*
I've been reading up online and most places say anywhere between 1-1.5 oz a meal. She comfortably has 2.5. Sometimes polishes off 5! 3 solid meals a day and nights and first morn feeds are BFs. Her bowel movments are soft and seem normal. 2-3 times a day.
I'm feeding her Bananas, Applesauce, Peaches, sweet potatoes.. occasionally prunes. I will be trying out carrots next, I guess. Am I feeding her too much solids? What new taste would you suggest next?Any suggestions are welcome!


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~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/06/2013




Firebird is right. This should NOT be her main source of nutrition. Also, for the amount of different food she has been having, it does not sound like you are introducing them properly. You should be offering 1 new food every 3-5 days and watching for reactions before introducing a new food. You are also giving her to much fruit. Definately start giving some peas, green beans, etc. No broccoli or cauliflower yet. It will make her awfully gassy and painful at this age.

Firebird - posted on 06/05/2013




Solid food should not be her main source of nutrition. She needs to take a normal amount of breast milk or formula, then eat her solids. At this age, it's just an introduction to food, like taste testing. Solid food should not be replacing milk or formula until she's around a year old. Start throwing in some green vegetables as well.

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