Feeding Schedules

Amber - posted on 12/23/2008 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Just wondering what kind of feeding schedule you all are on. My daughter is 9 mos. on 12/30. She is not a big eater. We use formula and are using some solids. She is teething now and even eating less than usual. If you are formula feeding and in the process of switching to solids, where are you all? What are you feeding?

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Rebecca - posted on 01/02/2009

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I don't know how helpful this will be but I do find since she is my second child I am a little bit more relaxed on following a food chart to a tee. She has 6 teeth and a 7th is on its way through, oh what joyful nights, lol. Gabby is a big finger food eater and moved to that stage very quickly. I just stopped nursing today :( She takes about 5 to 6 bottles a day about 6-8 oz each. She eats three meals a day. Breakfast fruit (cut up) with cheerios or cereal. Lunch what ever we are having, today she had turkey meat, cheese, and fruit. Dinner noodles and peas. This is what I do when we are home, otherwise she follows a similar plan at daycare. Hope this helps.

Michelle - posted on 01/02/2009

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My son's routine is a bottle when he wakes which is usually around 6am, 7am breakfast baby cereal, 8am nap for an hour or two, 9am bottle, 12pm lunch (fruit / yoghurt) with boiled water for a drink, 3pm bottle, 4pm nap for an hour, 5pm dinner (pureed or mashed vegetables and meat) with boiled water for a drink, 6pm bottle and then a bottle for bed around 7-8pm. This is only a guide when I am home for the day as things change if I have to go out etc. He is interested in trying our foods so I let him have a taste of things that are suitable and baby friendly which have no added salt, sugar or preservatives.



I prepare 180mls per bottle as he has reflux. I'm finding that it is better to give smaller amounts more often, than giving him 240mls and deal with the mess.

Diana - posted on 12/28/2008

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Hi Amber, my daughter is also 9 months was born March 22nd. She had a period of time when she wasn't to keen on eating as well but now she is back eating alot. She is enjoying eating everything we eat, very curious. She watches us and gets a bit fussy if we don't give her from our plates directly, so I started cooking everything really soft so I can mush it for her. She is still eating some of the fruits in the baby food form, and is enjoying the Puffs too! Good luck! =)

Melissa - posted on 12/27/2008

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My Daughter Kiara who is 2 and a half right now she wasnt big on eating real food till after she turned 2 years, I kept her on formula till she was 2 for the vitamins and eventually she started to accept food. My son who is 9 months he only wants baby food at night before his bottle and bedtime. I offer baby food to him several times a day but he just spits it out and screams till i give him a bottle. Trust me I offer a lot of food to my children I love to cook and feed them but they aren't interested. My health nurse said to keep my daughter on the formula till i could get her to eat 3 meals a day. I guess some kids are really picky. Kiara is still on the bottle but with milk and its just at night before bed. I dont mind to much that she is still on the bottle cause her little brother gets one.. LOL its something I have accepted.

Laura - posted on 12/27/2008

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hello Amber, my son Alex was born March 19th, and he takes an 8oz bottle first thing in the morning when he wakes up, usually naps for a while, if he wakes up within 2 hours I feed him cereal mixed with a fruit (stage 2 still) and then an hour or so later, another bottle, only 6ozs, then afternoon nap. Whenever he wakes from that, its another 8oz bottle, and he usually stays up in the evenings more, so an hour or so later, some more food, usually mix two veggies this time. He'll usually pass out for the night after that. I'm going to start this week on stage 3 foods, and he snacks on Puffs during the day, he has one tooth, and more on the way so he loves the puffs right now, and I don't worry about him choking because they dissolve so quickly. Good Luck!

~L

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