Is it too much or not enough??

Lisa - posted on 07/25/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )




I would like to see what other moms are feeding their children. My daughter is 7 months old and she is currently eating 5 bottles/day 24 ounces total. She is also eating about 2tbsp of cereal for breakfast, 2tbsp of fruit for lunch and 2tbsp of veggie for dinner. 2 tbsp is about 1/2 a jar of stage 2 gerber food. Im afraid Im either giving her too much or not enough. She seems pretty content with what Im doing but she acts like if I keep giving it to her she will just keep eating! I would like to see what other moms opinions are on this. Thanks!


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Emily - posted on 07/25/2012




Babies are the experts on how much they need, not us. They are born with an innate ability to tell when they are full. This gets messed up when caregivers try to force babies to finish bottles or finish their plates, things like that. Just let her be the judge on how much she needs. If she's turning her head away, she's done. If she's still reaching for more, she wants more. Try not to second-guess what her own body is telling her. There will be times she seems to need more and other times when she doesn't need as much, based on growth spurts and developmental stages. This is okay. Another thing I'd try is giving her more table/finger foods. Then she's really the one deciding what and how much goes in her mouth.

Amy - posted on 07/25/2012




At that age my daughter was only getting 2 tsp of solids twice a day and getting bottles or breastfeeding so I don't have ounces. If she seems content than I would continue what your doing. If it seems to be working she's healthy and happy keep doing it.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/25/2012




My son was eating 32 oz per day by that age, and about 1-2 jars of baby food (I made most of it, that is a guesstimate) 2-3 times per day.

Brittney - posted on 07/25/2012




At 7 months, my daughter was eating 3 2nd food jars and 1 3rd food jars with 12 ounces formula at lunch and dinner and 1/2 cup of cereal with 12 ounces formula. She was content to eat more or less depending on the day. Now no one believes how much she eats and she is almost 2. As long as she is eating and drinking and gaining weight I don't see a problem. My daughter eats and eats and eats and is still considered underweight by doctor's standards.

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