Feeding schedule

Liz - posted on 12/28/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I just want to make sure I'm feeding her enough.. Her schedule is
630 wake and 7oz bottle
800 cereal and applesauce
1100 6 oz bottle
130 3oz veggie and baby yogurt and crunchies
330 5 oz bottle
530 3oz veggie and 2 oz fruit
700 6 oz bottle then bed

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Jessica - posted on 01/07/2011

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My daughter is 8 months and I was told by her pediatrician to make sure she is getting 24-25 ounces of formula/ breast milk a day. He said there isn't enought nutrician in the baby food for her yet. So along with the 3 meals she gets, to make sure she gets the formula or breast milk.

Crystal - posted on 01/05/2011

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My schedule is similar...

5:30 wake 7 oz bottle
8:00 cereal & 3.5 oz fruit
10:30 6 oz bottle
1:00 3.5 oz veggie & 3.5 oz fruit
3:00 6 ounce bottle
5:30 cereal & 3.5 oz veggie meal followed by a 2 oz fruit dessert
7:00 6 oz bottle, but he usually falls asleep when eating it so it doesn't always get finished.
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I do not give my son meat. I was told it was best to wait until 9 months. Thus, that is what I plan to do. I also waited until exactly 6 months to start cereal or any solids at all as per the recommendations of my doctor and the APA. So, we are a little later then most on some. My son is and has always been in the 95 percentile so he is growing just fine! I tried cutting back on some of the food, but he won't hear of it...LOL! Just remember the formula/breast milk is what is still most important because that is where baby gets his nutrients from!

Carolina - posted on 01/04/2011

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I always wonder/worry if I'm feeding my son enough, but his weight and diapers have always been good. My schedule is very similar to yours except it's an hour later at each feed. I'm breastfeeding instead of bottle feeding, so I'm not sure how much milk he gets (I'm assuming 6oz a time from what I can pump). He also has acid reflux, so he doesn't eat as much solids (2-3oz on average, three times a day). I think as long as your baby is growing well, you're doing a good job with the feeding :)

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Mona - posted on 01/07/2011

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My daughter is 9 months - she sleeps through the night so her first feeding is at about 7am or thereabouts and comprises a 9oz bottle of formula (mixed with gerber cereal) - She is in day care - I prepare another bottle and place in her bag together with three separate / additional servings and a 2nd stage gerber baby cereal - usually a vegetable (carrots, sweet pease etc.) together with 4ozs of pear or white grape juice - i pick her up at 5:30 - by this time she would have consumed everything - save for one bottle of formula prepared by the day care and placed in her bag - i will give this to her at about 6:30 - she will take a short nap and get up at about 8:30 for another feeding (usually spoon fed cereal) and then go to sleep for the rest of the night....

Liz - posted on 01/04/2011

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Yes I started her on meat. I feed her turkey and veggie meal or beef and veggie meal at dinner :)

Claire - posted on 12/31/2010

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Hi I always ask my self the same question, but if she is gaining weight normally and seems happy generally (for example is not crying because of hunger) then I think it is plenty.
Each baby is so different and will normally let you know if they need more or are full. For example my little girl 8 months almost 9 only has three milk feeds a day morning, afternoon and night along side brakfast lunch and dinner. Some days she can eat so much and other days very little but still sleeps through the night and is a very happy girl so it just depends on how she feels to how much she eats.

It looks like you are doing a great job especially with scedule. The only thing some people have said to me is that naturally by this age some babies reduce there milk feeds and start to eat more solids but as I said it is only some babies not all.

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