How much is your 5 month old eating?

Heidi - posted on 05/07/2010 ( 80 moms have responded )

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My baby is going to be 5 months old on May 10th and he is a pretty good eater. I have been told many different things and I am just wondering what is best.



I cut down on the formula intake and been giving him more food cause one of my friends told me that formula packs on the pounds and one afternoon he ate 10 oz of formula.



I give him 6 oz of formula and mix his oatmeal with some fruit in it, then he eats 1 Gerber veggie for lunch with 6 oz, then another veggie at supper time with another 6 oz, then I give him another 6 oz of formula with some cereal and fruit before bedtime. Since I decreased the formula intake and increased the baby food intake he seems to be content. I am just curious how other babies are eating for this is my first child. My son acts like he's starving sometimes, but he is doing quite well. He still wakes up around 3am-4am to breastfeed...



Thanks for the input, I appreciate it.

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Cora-Lee - posted on 05/11/2010

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Wow Now i feel like i am not feeding my daughter enough lol
My daughter will be 5 months soon and she still drinks 3-4 oz ever 3 - 4 hours and sleeps right through the night untill about 7:30
But i geuss all babies are different

Lisa - posted on 05/07/2010

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My baby is just 4 months old but I found this info to help u out!


You're wondering about the above statement aren't you? Ask the vast majority of pediatricians and they will all say, "Feed your baby as much as your baby will eat".



One of the caveats when feeding your baby solid foods is that that you ensure that your baby is still receiving proper amounts of breast milk and/or formula.



Solid foods in the early stage are meant for practice. Solids are not meant to provide for baby's nutrition as breast milk and/or formula are.

Check out this website it has alot more info on the subject. If it were me I wouldn't be worried about a 5 month old getting chubby, babies are supposed to be! If your baby is acting like he is starving... perhaps he is.

http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/howmuch...

Nicole - posted on 05/22/2010

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This is my second child and doing things very differently this time around.

When my son wakes up for the day he has a 6 oz bottle and 2 tablespoons of rice cercel mixed with formula. Then he has a few bites of whatever we fix for breakfeast.

Then he has a snack of 6 ozs and goes to alseep for about an hour. Lunch rolls around and he gets a whole jar of fruit and 6 ozs of formula. He also eats from my plate when I eat lunch.

Then he snacks on 4-6 ozs and sleeps for about hour. Dinner gets here and he has a jar of veggies and 4 ozs. ( Again he eats off our plate at this time to)

Lastly is the bedtime snack of 8 ozs of formula and about 5 am he is up taking in 4 oz bottle. Plus he eats anytime we snack!

Charlotte - posted on 05/20/2010

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My baby boy is 5 months 2 weeks old and is still EBF, so I am probably not much help, but I plan on introducing solids at six months. I plan on giving him organic Happy Bellies oatmeal instead of rice cereal and will probably introduce either sweet potato or avocado first before any other veggies or fruit. I will be making most, if not all of his food myself at home as well instead of purchasing jarred foods also.

Francesca - posted on 05/08/2010

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My 15lb girl will also be 5 months old on May 11. She breastfeeds whenever she wants and eats about half a teaspoon of oatmeal mixed with ~1 oz of breastmilk around dinnertime, just for practice. She seems to be very interested in the oatmeal and I'll probably start introducing some fruits and veggies over the next few weeks. But I expect her primary nutrition will continue to come from breastmilk at least through 6 months, so I won't be feeding her full jars of food or anything.

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Kristy - posted on 05/27/2010

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My daughter has a crazy feeding schedule. I express breastmilk and feed her bottles of breastmilk and or formula (depending on whether I have expressed enough the day before). She sleeps all through the night; her feeding schedule is as follows:
wake up- 5-6 oz bottle of milk
mid morning- 2T oatmeal mixed with fruit
lunch- 1 small container of a vegetable followed by 3oz of milk
mid afternoon- 2-3oz of milk
dinner- 1 full container of a vegetable w/ water or juice from a sipppy cup
bedtime- 5-6oz of milk with some oatmeal and fruit

Our pediatrician told us to follow this basic routine above, and she loves the ceral and fruit; some days however, she would rather eat more veggies. Then other days she wants more bottles. I just follow by her cues because she knows just how much she needs to eat.

Sharee - posted on 05/24/2010

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Just a note on the screaming in the middle of a feeding... you might mention it to your dr. He could have silent GERD or acid reflux that causes him pain when he eats... they have children's prevacid for it if that is what might be going on. My little guy is 5 months on the 22nd and is just now showing readiness cues for solids so he is strictly breast fed. Good luck!

Cynthia - posted on 05/23/2010

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yup my son started eating a little food with his formula at 4 month because i was filling the bottles too quickly with only formula. Now he is content and at 5 and 1/2 months i give him 8 oz with cereal then lunch mid morning 4 oz fruit with water. then lunch 8 oz with a mixture of chicken or turkey with a veg and formula . If he wants mid afternoon snack it wud be fruit with water again or skip on to dinner/bedtime with a mixture of formula with gerber 1 food and rice cereal for thickness. he loves it. and falls right to sleep. i also noticed since i have started giving him formula with food, he has less gas, less colicky.

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My son will be 5 months on the 24th, this is his schedule
6am, breast milk, approx 15 minutes, 3 oz baby cereal with apples
9am, 4 oz breast milk
12pm 4-5 oz brest milk
3pm 4-5 oz breast milk
6pm 15 minutes breast feeding, 1-2 oz of veggies, 2 oz rice cereal
9pm brest feeding 15 minutes
2:30 am breast feeding
We are still on the every 3 hour schedule, it seems to work for him, he is gaining weight in the 90th percentile and very healthy.

Ashleigh - posted on 05/21/2010

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Kaedyns doctor said even with the baby food that he needs to be getting at least 32 ounces of formula a day. He gets fruits in the morning with 2 scoops of rice (i use a formula scoop) with a 4 oz bottle, 3 8oz bottles through the day, then veggies with 2 scoops of rice & a 4 oz bottle for dinner.

Sophie - posted on 05/21/2010

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My son was 5months on the 9th may , he has 4 9oz bottles a day and a meal after his second followed by maybe 1 or 2 yoghurts , then a mean after his 3rd bottle aswell also maybe followed by 1 or 2 bottles, my son isnt fat atall , he's more sturdy, he is also sitting and crawling/shuffling backwards so he has probs started to burn some off.

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Thanks charlottte that is helpful to me as that is my plan too, and after reading all these posts of how much all other 5 month olds are eating Its great to hear someone else is on the same page.I have brought rice cereal and is in cupboard waiting but i was considering skipping it and going straight to puree veg at 6 months instead (ie) potatoe I'll start with, but maybe Ill chuck out the rice cereal and try the organic instead if it is a better and healthier option :-)

Molly - posted on 05/20/2010

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I breastfeed my son on demand when I'm home and now that he's older (5 months) he drinks only when he's hungry. While I'm at work, he drinks 2 bottles of my stored breastmilk (which is total of 10 oz) and 1 bottle of similac 'ready to drink' (5 oz), making it 15 oz total while I'm working.

Donna - posted on 05/20/2010

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I breastfeed my son 6 times a day. Based on my evening pumping output, I'm guessing he gets 5 to 6 oz per meal. I also feed him solids 2x a day. He gets 4oz after his morning nap and 4oz before bed. I make sure he gets both a fruit and veggie at each meal, and use barley and breastmilk to make the right texture. I also add prune juice to apples and bananas because they make him constipated. I also make sure he gets pears at least every other day. I make my own food, but Gerber has a menu planner on their website that is pretty helpful in showing how much babies should be eating daily. http://menuplanner.gerber.com/
I believe it recommends feeding solids 3x daily, but I only feed my son twice since 4 oz seems to be what he wants to eat at each sitting, and I don't want him eating 12oz of solids a day because that would surely decrease his breastmilk intake. I've found that the 6 to 8oz of solids he gets daily is about what the Gerber website recommends.

Jancy - posted on 05/20/2010

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Hey girls,

It may sound silly, but when you say "cereal mixed with fruit" what do you mean? Like you puree the fruit? If so, what kind? And how do you mix the cereal in. My son is 5 months old and eats so much. He wants 6 oz of formula every 2 to 3 hours, and that to me seems like too much food! He feels like he's 20 lbs already! He'll wake up @ around midnight, then 4 or 5 am to eat. But I just feel that he isn't eating enough and that's why he gets hungry often. I would really love advice. This is my first child and I would appreciate all the advice I can get.

Amanda - posted on 05/20/2010

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My son turned 5 months yesterday and here is his feeding schedule:
6:30 8oz formula with 4tablespoons of cereal
9:30 8oz formula
12:30 a whole jar of stage 1 gerber baby food with 1/2 jar of a dessert (fruit) and 2-4 oz of water
3:30 8 oz formula **starting next week this will be replaced with baby food
5:00 2-4 oz of juice
6:30-7ish last bottle of the night 8oz formula with cereal

He is about 18lbs

Hope this helps but every baby is different

Janice - posted on 05/20/2010

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He's a baby, he's supposed to be packing on the pounds! Until they are a year old, a lot of their nutrition should come from formula or breast milk. I'd cut down the solids and add in more formula or breast feeds.

Kellie - posted on 05/19/2010

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I follow baby led weaning, my son ws 5 mths on the 4th may, he now has toast 4 breakfast & wotever I'm havin be it pizza or veg & he feeds himself as he was ready there r no jars/puree 4 us as he wont touch them! he still breasfeeds whenever he wants aswell x

Veronica - posted on 05/19/2010

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my 5 month old eats 4 oz of formula every 2 to 4 hours. except thru the nite. when i spoon feed him it tends to take longer for him to digest which makes him not hungry as often, i give him 2 oz of food and 2 oz of formula.

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Im the same as brittany,
my baby girl is 5 monthes on the 17th and althought she is showing all signs in being ready and literally grabbing things out of my hands and putting straight to her mouth I am still holding back from introducing solids till 6 months as everything I read seems to suggest that introducing food undr 6 months can greater the chances of food allergies and her 5 year old brother is anaphlaxis to peanuts and Im scared that feeding early will increase the chances of a allergy in her.She is breast fed but occasionally Ill give her 1 bottle of formular for her bed feed just to fill her a liittle but every other feed is breast.

Kirsten - posted on 05/19/2010

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he sounds just like my daughter who is now 2 years old, weighs 36 pounds and is 3'2"! one thing i would suggest is to give more veggies than fruit, my reasoning, i gave my daughter a ton of fruit and she developed a sweet tooth since 18 months she does her best to not eat anything thats not sweet, and she drinks a ton of milk the dr actually had us cut her back on milk and drop down to 2% rather than whole. i hope this helps!

Christine - posted on 05/19/2010

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My Son will be 6 months on the 10th of June and he was 8.3lbs we born he is now 19lbs and a very hungry little boy. I feed him baby porridge when he wakes at about 8.30-9am and he has a 6oz bottle of formula, he feeds on demand during the day which is roughly three 7oz bottles, he then has dinner at about 5.30-6pm followed by a 6oz bottle. He has his last 7oz bottle at about 7-7.30pm which he usually falls asleep during then to bed. He has slept through since three months and is such a god little boy. I do get annoyed with people saying how huge he is as he looks like a nine month old but he is in no way fat and is very healthy and happy.

Michelle - posted on 05/19/2010

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My little one was 5 months on May 4th. Our pediatrician recommended beginning cereal at 16 weeks because Sophie didn't gain much weight despite breastfeeding every 2-3 hours for 30-40 minutes. We began with rice then after 1 week swtiched to oatmeal which she much preferred. We then added green veggies then orange veggies then fruits at the appropriate time intervals (5 days in between each one). A typical day is as follows: 7am-1/2 tub fruit or veggie mixed with rice cereal & breastmilk, then breastfed for 20-30 minutes; 10:30am-5oz bottle; 1:30pm-1/2 tub fruit or veggie mixed with rice cereal & breastmilk, then breastfed; 4pm-5oz bottle; 7pm-3 tablespoons of oatmeal mixed with breastmilk, then breastfed; 9:30pm-breastfed. Some nights she will wake up about 3:30-4 to be breastfed again, some nights she sleeps through to 7am. One of the reasons our peditrician didn't think she was gaining weight appropriately is that she is very active & alert. We had to fight her for 30 minutes naps until she was 4 months old. At her last check up we were all very excited she had made it on the growth chart (3%!!).

Heather - posted on 05/19/2010

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My son too turned 5 months yesterday and he eats 6 oz's every 3 to 4 hours. He also snacks on breast milk occasionally. My son weighs about 17 pounds, and 25 inches long. He only gets formula and breastmilk until he is 6 months.

Mindy - posted on 05/19/2010

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I am not starting my baby on foods until 6 months due a family history of allergies. My daughter is growing like crazy but she doesnt eat a ton. She only eats 4-5 ounces at every feeding which is about 2 -3 hours apart. If she takes more then that shell just spit it up. She spits up a lot anyways.

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My son was 5 months yesterday(the 18th) and he is a healthy eater too.He drinks five 6 oz. bottles a day and eats a jar of baby food with his bottle at lunch and then i give him 1 scoop of rice cereal in his bottle at 10:30 pm. to try to help him sleep thru the night.he was sleeping til 7 a.m. every night until recently but here lately he has been waking up around 2 and i have to go get him back to sleep but he isnt hungry he just wakes up.My son is about 22 lbs and 26 in. long. How heavy is your baby? Everywhere i go everyone says how "healthy" my baby is :/ but i really do not feel I am overfeeding him.He also acts like he is starving sometimes...lol :)

Claire - posted on 05/19/2010

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5 month old daughter only has breast milk so no idea! She feeds between 4 - 5 times a day from around 6am until around 7pm and sleeps through. Going to probably wait until 6 months before starting baby led weaning.

Kara - posted on 05/19/2010

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Keep in mind that the formula is what helps his learning development. I wouldn't cut down on that if he still wants it. It may mean he's just a fast learner

Nicole - posted on 05/19/2010

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Make sure your son still gets plenty of formula, and it is fine for him to have 1 time a day of just formula if needed. That was the biggest issue with my oldest, when I started her on cereal I wasn't giving enough formula. It is their only way to get water and they need a lot of it, plus formula has all of the vitamins and stuff that cereal//fruits & veggies don't give him. But it sounds like he is getting formula with his cereal and as long as your pediatrician says you are doing fine, keep it up! And btw.... Formula "packing on the pounds" is ridiculous, some of the chubbiest babies among people I know are breastfed, as was my daughter who was a chunk. If your baby is chubby, good! It all comes off when they start crawling and walking, You would be amazed how thin your child starts to look after just a couple months of walking!

Jaeda - posted on 05/18/2010

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my son turned 5 months on the 7th, and he eats a 6oz bottle of formula, then 5 tbsps of cereal, every 4 hours. ever since we've started him on cereal he's been sleeping alot better too...goes down at 830, then up at 630!

Andrea - posted on 05/18/2010

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Hello everyone,

Well I guess mine is a little different she will not make her 5 months old til the 21 of this month but she does at least 7 ounces with 2 scoups of rice ceral. She is normally really fussy but she is getting better Lol

Alison - posted on 05/18/2010

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I agree with not giving your baby any solid foods untill they are 6mths old, but thats just what i do.

Alison - posted on 05/18/2010

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My Daughter has just turned 5mths old and has 4 bottles a day of 150ml to 200ml and still wakes for a feed at about 4am but she is not on any solids.

Angela - posted on 05/17/2010

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My boy is 5mths today and I've had nothing but trouble with his feeds - he has severe reflux!
I was told not to breastfeed at about 4wks due to the amount of reflux he was suffering (poor little bugger) so he's been doing the formula thing since then.
He still wakes at night anywhere up to 4 or 5 times and can throw up so much that he'll actually stop breathing. Our Dr has last week advised me to up the solids (introduced at 9wks) as the consistancy of it is better than that of liquids for those with reflux.
I was so worried he was starving as he was constatly throwing up - which would've in turn explained the constant demand he was giving for food.
At birth he was a healthy 3kg - at his check up 2wks ago he weighed a whopping 9kg! I was mortified to say the least thinking he was now GAINING too much due to the food the medical staff were advising me to give.
As he measures 72cm in height (he's going to be tall), I'm told he's perfect in all his measurements and that we need to remember that they are at the stage where they are trying to store fat for the energy required to crawl - they will burn alot in a short period of time!
He now has approx 1.5lt of formula through the day as well as 3 jars of custard.
Again - remind yourself.... these are growing children! What they dont need they either wont take or will burp up

Julie - posted on 05/17/2010

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My guy was 5 months on May 5 and he is almost 16 lbs. THis is his day of food:
6am - 6oz bottle
9am - 6 oz bottle
12-1 - rice cereal and 6 oz bottle
3-4 - 6 oz bottle
6pm - some kind of veggie and farleys cookie
7 -730pm - 6 oz bottle and he is ready for bed and sleeps thru the night until 6 am. I will introduce fruits soon and get him that for lunch

Sarah - posted on 05/17/2010

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My son is 5 mon. old and eats 6 oz. every 2 to 3 hrs. but he is on the Enfamil AR, he is a big boy, but is also tall, he is 17lbs. 14 oz. he finally just started sleeping through the night. I have given him fruits and vegs. but he doesn't seem to really like them, he doesn't like the rice cereal or the oatmeal either, this is my second child. He is so different from my daughter, the dr. told me to start him on solids but he doesn't seem to like them, should I just wait? He is in 9 mon. to 12 mon. clothes, I am afraid if I just keep him on formula he's going to get too big. Advice please, thank you.

Caroline - posted on 05/16/2010

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Hey there,

Here is my little mans schedule, for somthing to compare, he is 4.5 months.

7am 7oz formula, plus 120g food
11am 7oz, 120g
3pm 7oz, 120g
5.30pm 5oz
6 pm 60-100g
7pm 5oz with porridge powder 1 scoop

then sleeps 12hrs. babies over 4 months dont NEED feeding at night... but its quite cuddly, and some persvation might be needed.... depends on if you are desperate for full night sleeps, or like to cuddle your baby when the house is nice and quiet...

good luck!

Beth - posted on 05/16/2010

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Well, I think everyone is giving you great info, but have to say my daughter Jaelyn is an eater. She starts with about 4ounces at 6:30 am, just so she will sleep longer for me then at 10:30 she has 3oz of cereal mixed with either a fruit or veggie, naps for a bit, has a 6 ounce bottle at 2:30, a 3-4 oz bottle at 6:30 and then 3-4 oz of cereal with food- we are working in meat- and just a smidge of her bottle to wash down her food. If she wants I let her finish her bottle before bed, which is only 2 or 3 ounces. She tends to wake up once during the night, about 5 hours after she goes down, and then at 6:30. But she is getting better at sleeping through the night- I am hoping she gets there soon. :D

Tamára - posted on 05/16/2010

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Hi, my daughter is brestfed (exlusively) so for that reason i acn´t help you. But at this age they should be having 3 meals and be breastfed 4 or 5 times a day.

Jaimie - posted on 05/15/2010

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only at bedtime and i put 2 scoops of cereal and 3 scoops of formula in a 6oz bottle

Heidi - posted on 05/15/2010

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I dont put any cereal in his bottle cause my peditrician doesnt recomend it...do you put rice cereal in the bottle? And if so, how much?

Heidi - posted on 05/15/2010

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Its amazing to read all of the replys, it is soo interesting....the past couple days my son has cut down on the solids a lot, not really interested in them where as before he was eating quite a bit. I think he is teething and maybe he was going through a growth spurt? then again for the past couple days he just wanted his bottle and would eat 8-10 oz. After eating 8 oz he would still scream as if he were still hungry and I would try to give him cereal or a veggie and he would just scream, or put his fist in his mouth and not even open his mouth at all. Is it normal for babies to be soooo great with solids than act like they dont want them a month down the road?

Kayla - posted on 05/15/2010

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my daughter is five months and she has a scoop of cereal in the morning with 4 oz bottle then 5oz bottles every 2 hours then right before bed another bowl of cereal.

Christine - posted on 05/14/2010

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My twins turned 5 months on May 13 and they have been on solids for almost 2 months now. We started with just a little bit of cereal and now they have two different kinds of cereal and some vegetable and fruit they can eat. They eat 3 meals a day as recommended by our pediatrician and she also recommended that they be introduced to meat within the next week or so to slow down the amount of formula they were drinking as she felt it was too much. They get 3 tbsp oatmeal at 8am and a 7oz bottle of formula, 2tbsp rice cereal and 2tbsp fruit/veggie at lunch (noonish) and a 7oz bottle of formula, they have a 7-8 oz bottle of formula at 4:30pm.. no solids at this time and then they have a supper meal similar to their lunch meal at about 7:30 along with another 7oz bottle of formula and will sleep from 8:30pm-8am. My pediatrician, health nurse and family doctor are all on board with their schedule and meal plan. Basically by pediatrician said to feed them solids till they are full and refuse the spoon and to feed the solids first... before the bottle. We have been on this new schedule for a week now and it is going awesome and the babies are thriving.

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Ha, my son was 5 months on May 10th too! Also my first child. He was on breast and formula upto 4 months (as demand was higher than supply) and has been on just formula the last month. With 2 bottom teeth well and truly through and a voracious appetite we'll be starting solids any day now..

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I was also told by our pediatrician to wait till 6months before introducing food so my baby is strictly feeding from the breast...I have no clue how much she is getting but I feed her when she wakes up between 6-7, then at 9-10, 1-2, 5pm and 6-6:30pm which is when I nurse her to sleep...she goes to sleep between 6pm-7pm and sleeps through the night till 6-7am the next day. She was 13 1/2 lbs at her 4month check up and has adorable little fat rolls, so I'm assuming she's getting enough to eat. I do not however, have any spare breast milk to pump for later. = (

Alanna - posted on 05/14/2010

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Hi there momma!
First of all, your baby is supposed to get his primary nutrition from formula (or breast milk, whatever the case may be). Babies should be chunky, not obese, just chunky (lol)
My son is a little over 5 monthsn and I have started giving him a little baby cereal after his morning bottle, and for supper he gets green beans (its the first veggie we just started him on).
My son has about 4-5 7oz bottles in a day still, my oldest two were similar (except my 1 year old son ate like a cow!! lol).
Just remember, babies dont need to be skinny, they need to be little chubsters, but healthy chubsters!
Dont worry if someone say you have a fat baby I worried about that with my first and she wasnt even a big baby, but now I know that you want that!
Some times my son eats 12 oz at a time, which I think is a tad too much, but his tummy can handle it so I dont deprive him of it!
Congrats on your baby :)

Nicole - posted on 05/14/2010

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My little Jude eats a lot! He has been eating cereal since he was about 2 months old. He was a large baby when he was born. His ped recommended putting cereal in his formula and she said it didn't matter how much...1 scoop 2 scoops, whatever made him happy! At that time she said she had one baby who was eating 8 oz bottles every 2.5 hours. At our 4 month checkup she gave us the go ahead with stage 1 baby foods. HE LOVES THEM! He has had everything....peaches, bananas, sweet potatos, carrots, peas, squash, & pears. He even had a little chicken noodle. He is very good at using the spoon and sits up in his chair. He still keeps his regular feeding schedule with formula. He usually eats 6 oz bottles every 3-4 hours starting at about 7 am. He goes to bed at about 8:30 and wakes up usually aound 6:30. Sometimes he wakes up around 3 for a little snack and then right back to bed.

Dawn - posted on 05/14/2010

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wow i guess my 5 month old is a pig cause he eats cereal with fruit in the morning with a 6 oz bottle around 7 then take a nape at 8 till 10 then for lunch he eats 2 jars fruit and veggie then a bottle then a nap at 2 then he gets a bottle then for dinner he get a chicken and sweet potato mixed to gather with a fruit then a bottle then before bed at like 8 ge get some ceriel then goes to bed for 4 to 5 hours wakes up dranks a 5 ox bottle then goes back to sleep to 6 or 7 and do all over again

Chantelle - posted on 05/13/2010

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my little girl has just turned 5 months and has been on some solid food since about 3 1/2 months. we don't give her the pre-made stuff you buy in the supermarket because you don't know what they really put in there (preservatives etc) except occasionally farrex (baby rice) . we boil vegetables and fruits (mainly apple) and use the hand blender to make it smooth.
to get ideas i read the jars that are @ the supermarket then make it at home, it's cheaper and is better for them.
mash banana etc. somedays she likes it others not so much but she usually has about 3-4 meals of solids a week.

Liz - posted on 05/13/2010

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My baby is five months old also, but I started mixing 3 spoonfuls of rice cereal in her bottle 1-2 times a day when she was only 2 months old. She started sleeping through the night at that point. To this day, she's eating regular gerber baby foods, still getting her rice cereal (but now it's up to 6 spoonfuls in 5 oz. of formula), and a couple of plain formula bottles a day. Still sleeps through the night (except when the teething pain hits then she wakes up for a min)... Anyways, took her to the doctor and she is still tiny. Only weighs in at 12 and a half pounds even with all that food.

Hope that helps a little. :)

Louise - posted on 05/13/2010

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It's so interesting to read all these replys to see the great variance between them all!! I know myself,my 5 month is completely different than my first baby was,she is now almost 21/2.
My 5 month old is breastfed and gets 2oz of breastmilk mixed with about 4 tbsp of cereal,she has been eating cereal for about 3 weeks but still doesn't like it to thick.by the end of the meal she is showing signs of being full.I do the same thing in the afternoon with formula or water but find some days she doesn't want it.I started veggies this week just to give her new tastes,she is doing fine with just small amounts.She also still usually wakes for one breastfeed in the middle of the night.

Tina - posted on 05/13/2010

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My daughter is 5 months and she has been eating sold food about a month now. At first I was only giving her cereal. That did not seam like it was enough, so I start to give her fruit with it only once a day, but that was when she was 4 month. Now I feed her twice a day fruit and cereal in the morning and for dinner she will get veggie and fruit. My daughter still has 4-6 oz bottles every 2 1/2- 3 hr. She is sleeping trough the night she goes to bed around 9:00 pm and gets up at 7:00 am. The problem I have is she has always spit-up her bottle even sold food. Sometimes it is a lot other times very little. That is what I am having a hard time with .

Liz - posted on 05/13/2010

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I had a teacher who really ate and the baby packed on the pounds, and they found out the kid was lactose intolerant.

My doctor said not to start her on solids until like 5 and a half months old... but it seems late compared to everyone else. So Ivy eats 5 6 oz bottles a day, 30 oz all together. I'm expecting her to need more food soon, though, because her sleep schedule is starting to get messed up and I think that's why, so we're starting her on rice cereal soon. I was going to start it a week ago but we just moved and her spoons are packed :/

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