What is your babies feeding schedule for your 5-7 month old?
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Krista - posted on 02/04/2010
My 5 1/2 month old eats (all times and amounts are approximate -- he pretty much got himself on this schedule, but sometimes it varies):
7am: 8oz formula
10am: 6 oz. formula and 2 Tbsp cereal
1pm: 8 oz. formula
4pm: 6 oz formula and 2 Tbsp fruits or veggies (right now he's on carrots)
7pm: 8 oz formula, and nighty-night!
Erica - posted on 02/02/2010
My 6 month old doesn't have a set schedule she breast feeds when she gets up and before bed. She eats about 2, 4 ounce, jars of baby food usually 1 fruit and 1 veggie and cereal along with on demand breast feedings. I'm a stay at home mom so I just feed her when she's hungry.
Stifler's - posted on 02/21/2012
Renae is nearly 9 months now but at 5 months it was a bottle at 7 (150mL), 9 (150mL), 11am (150mL), she'd sleep until 4 and have a bottle when she woke up (150mL) then a bottle at 7 before bed (sometimes only 50mL but sometimes more).
Madiha - posted on 02/21/2012
my son is 5 1/2 months now and still only takes 4 1/2 oz of formula every 2-5 hours. I've tried giving him more but he just spits it up. I have started feeding him cereal and veggies in the evening though. He gets about 32-40oz of formula in a 24hour period. My doctor thinks thats too much but hey...he's hungry...I feed him. I have a friend whose baby is 2 months older and when he was 5 months he was drinking 9 oz every 4 hours and eating twice a day.
Angela_M_X - posted on 02/05/2010
My son is 6months he has cereal or porridge in the morning with 8z of bottle at 9.00 when he gets up then a bottle at 1 bt doesn;t take he takes his bottle evry 4hours sometimes longer than that cause he is such a gd sleeper:) it likes his food better he has half a jar at dinner then half at tea with a desert:) then a bottle before he goes to bed then thats him until the next morning:D♥
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Loretta - posted on 02/04/2010
My oldest started solids at 5 months old and by 6 months was eating about 4 tablespoons each of fruit/veggie and cereal at least once a day and at least something at the other 2 meals. She wolfed just about anything we gave her. By the time my youngest came along, recommendations had changed so I didn't start her on solids until 6 months. She was completely different--didn't really take to anything until she was 9 months old and could finger feed herself. Even now at almost 11 months, she barely grazes at each meal and mostly breastfeeds. She's totally healthy and the doctor is not worried, so we aren't. Just to say there is a really wide range of normal!
Delia - posted on 02/03/2010
I have two boys and when they were 5-7 months; i was giving them an 8oz bottle of formula and a 1/4 of the container of their veggies or fruit what ever they were eating that day... For the first feeding and the last feeding I would give them a scoop of cereal and mix the fruit or veggie with it. Some times they finish their bottle and sometimes they don't; they're like us, sometimes we're hungry; sometimes we're not. They set their own scheduled times. They ate every four hours.... Mine wake around 7:30am, and they are hungry around 8am,12pm,4pm,8pm. Hope that helped...
Rebecca - posted on 02/02/2010
9am-4-6oz bottle, 5tbsp cereal mixed with water and formula.
noon-half jar baby food(small jar) 4-6oz bottle
3pm-on occasion she will need a 6oz bottle
5pm-half jar baby food(small jar) 4-6oz bottle
7pm-5tbsp cereal with water and formula and a 6oz bottle
My daughter is almost 7 months old and has been on the same schedule since about 4 months as far as cereal goes, food since about 5 months . My daughter also only eats meats and veggies, none of the jarred food is fruit yet. She does not like the taste of it and it's best to hold off on fruit until they acquire a good taste for veggies or they wont want veggies. MY son was the same way and he's now 2.5yrs old and loves all fruits and veggies:)
Kelly - posted on 02/02/2010
My son is 6 months old and on a good day eats 4-5 bottles between 4-6 oz, one serving of cereal about 2 Tbsp. 1/2 mashed banana, 2 containers of stage 2 fruits, 1 container of stage 2 veggies, 1/2 container stage 3 dinner, a teething biscuit, and sometimes a few fruit puffs and frozen thawed baby veggies. Some days though he will barely touch his solids and vice versa
Rochelle - posted on 02/02/2010
my 10 month old eats 3 jars of fruits/veggies, 2 jars of meat and 2 bowls of cereal a day plus i nurse him about 20+ oz a day and he also eats anything we'll give him off of our plates and little puffs or cherios here and there! he has his mommas appetite lol!
Kim - posted on 02/02/2010
My daughter is 19 weeks old and has a boob at 07:30 for about 20mins then another boob about 10:00 followed by a little bit of baby porridge. Boob (about 20-30 mins worth) at 13:30 then boob at 16:30 followed by some home made dinner (mash, sweet potato, carrots, peas etc) Then more boob about 19:30 and then bed time boob around 22:00. She'll then sleep through till the morning :-)
I hope this helps anyone breasting feeding as most of the comments below relate to bottle feed babies.
Melissa - posted on 02/01/2010
My 7 month old eats:
-morning bottle I mix 6 oz of formula
-2.5 hours later he gets a 5oz mixed bottle, 2 tbls rice cereal (mixed with part of the bottle), and 2 oz fruit
-4 hours later another 6 oz mixed bottle
-3 hours later 5 oz mix bottle, 2 tbls cereal, 2 oz of veggies
-before bed 5-6 oz mix bottle
Giseli - posted on 02/01/2010
My 5 month old has his bottle(7oz) around 7am and fruit around 8:30 nap around 9:30,another bottle @12 and veggie around 1:30 nap around 2:30,veggie or fruit around 5 bottle around 6:30 and bed,sometimes he wakes up around 10 for a feeding.
Angie - posted on 02/01/2010
I forgot to mention i rotate days with the baby food,, one day i will feed him fruits then the next day a vegitable, so on.... And if he wakes up in the middle of the night i will give him 6oz of formula with cereal in a bottle. When i put the cereal in his bottle i put about and ounce and then fill it to 6 oz with formula.
Angie - posted on 02/01/2010
My seven month old son eats 6oz of formula with oatmeal ceral in his bottle when he wakes up. At luch he eats 6oz of formula, at dinner he eats 6oz of formula and a jar of baby food. At bed time he eats 6oz of formula with cereal in the bottle. He eats every 3 to 4 hours.
Marissa - posted on 02/01/2010
My son is 7 months and breastfeeds on demand, usually 5-8 times in 24 hours, sometimes more sometimes less. He also gets cereal with fruit for breakfast, fruit or veggies for lunch, and veggies or different things for dinner.
Sheila - posted on 02/01/2010
I breast feed so I don't know how many ounces she eats but she eats about every 3 hours. I tried giving her some sweet potatoes and she seemed to like it but then she became fussy and I think she was constipated so I stopped. Is this a normal adjustment to solids? My other daughter is 11 and I really don't remember.
CHERYL - posted on 02/01/2010
hi my 2 are 7 months they have cereal and 6oz of milk at 8ish mashed food and about 4-5oz of milk at 12ish 6oz of milk 3-4ish some fruit and yogurt at 5.30 and 7oz of milk a 7.30 it a confusing time this weaning lark i worry im over feedin them
Rebecca - posted on 02/01/2010
my son is 7 months old in 5 days and for the last 2 months he has been having 1 weetbix beetween 7-8am then a 250ml bottle 1/2 -1hour later depending on how hungry he is.. then he will have either a juice or a yogurt depending on weather (e.g. warm or cool weather that day) between 12.30-1 depending on how long he sleeps, at 2-2.30pm 250ml bottle, then at 6pm a bowl of vegies and 250ml bottle about 6.45pm. bed at 7pm sleeps till 6.30am-7.00am (sometimes later) but every baby is different and some need more or less food as others, my son made his own routine up and changes as he gets older with when he wants food.
Leanne - posted on 02/01/2010
Hi am glad u asked this question my baby is 5month and started on solids but am not sure when to give him it and how much milk either his routine at mo is 7oz when he gets up and about an ounce of baby porridge at about 8-9 then between 12-1 he will have some sort of veg and another 7oz bottle then at about 4-5 he has some more veg or maybe some fruit and 7oz bottle then his last bottle 7oz between 8-9 before bed he doesnt always drink all his milk and ive found now he would prefer food and cries when i give him a bottle after
Melissa - posted on 01/31/2010
My 6 month old eats 1 bottle (roughly 7-9 ounces) of formula when she wakes up in the morning, usually sometime between 5 and 7. Her next feed is usually around 9 or 10:00 and is a jar of baby food with a bit of rice cereal. Then around noon she has another full bottle of formula. Then around the 3:00 mark she has another jar of food (usually veggies at this feed) with 4 or 5 ounces of formula. Then she'll have her last daytime feed anywhere from 5 to 7 before bedtime. Occasionally she will still wake up around 10 or 11pm wanting a feed, but most nights after that "dinner" feed around 6pm she's down for the next 10-12 hours without anything.
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