how much should my 9 month old be eating?HELP

Emily - posted on 04/19/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my daughter just turned 9 months a day ago

she is eating 4 to 5 6oz bottles a day

each bottle has 6 tablespoons of rice cereal in it

thats because she has GERD

and she gets one jar of baby food a day

thats because her pedi told me to give her one a day

im more worried about her formula intake

i try to feed her more but she just isnt hungry

should i be worried or what?

PLEASE HELP

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Jonna - posted on 04/19/2010

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I think it's totally normal. My 9 mo old only takes 4, 6oz bottles per day. He eats 3 jars of stage 3 baby food also, but if your baby is getting the cereal in her bottle as well then she's probably getting the same amount of calories. If she were hungry she would eat more or wake up at night for feedings. I think it's totally normal every baby eats differently. If your Dr isn't worried then you probably shouldn't be either. Good Luck

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Emily - posted on 04/19/2010

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the rice cereal is to help keep down the formula because she was spitting up so bad all the time.

and no she goes to bead at about 8 and sleep till 8 am

um at 8 months she was a little over 17lbs and 26ins

so i dont think shes small

and she eats her bottles fine

so idk

Amy - posted on 04/19/2010

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She hasn't outgrown her GERD yet? My daughter had it also, for about four months. But she did eat well. It was just hard on her afterwards and we had to hold her in an upright position for 30 mins after each feeding. Typically, a 9 month old would be eating more than that. Is she waking at night for a bottle? I don't understand the cereal in the bottle for the GERD? Is her bottle really thick? Is she able to drink it very well? Also look at her growth. Is she growing consistently? Is she very small at all? This certainly would be something your ped would recognize immediately. I tend to lean towards this not being enough food. But all babies are different. If you are uncomfortable, find another pediatrician.

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