feeding question

Krystal - posted on 10/09/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hello My name is Krytal I have a 5 month old son Maxwell born may 15th

I started feeding him baby food a few weeks ago and is doing good with it, he eats a jar of baby food then a 5 oz bottle is the the right way to do it? I was reading that eventually you should be able to feed just the food and no botte a couple times a day.. but i would guess it will take 3 jars to fill him as an entire meal

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Jen - posted on 10/09/2009

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My daughter started at 4 months eating baby food. When she was 6 months I started her on stage 2 food. In the morning (9am) I would give her some cereal, and half a jar of fruit followed by a 6 oz. bottle. At lunch (noon) she would get half a fruit (from the day before) and half a veggie (from the night before) also followed by a 6oz. bottle. Then she would have an 8 oz. bottle at 3pm. For dinner (6pm) she would get half a veggie, some cereal, and a 6 oz. bottle. Then before bed (around 8:30) she'd get an 8 oz. bottle. When she went to stage 3 foods at 9 months we kept the same feeding schedule. At 11 months old we started weaning her from formula and closer to her first birthday we stopped baby food and went to gerber graduates for lunch and what ever we ate for dinner. For breakfast she gets oatmeal, yogurt, grits, cream of wheat, or fruit and cheerios.

I'll advise you that even though I had the above feeding schedule it was something that we worked up to. I started off with breakfast then after a week or so I added lunch then a few weeks later dinner. You just add or subtract from what your son wants to eat. Good luck.

Kwala - posted on 10/09/2009

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I would give him the bottle first and then the food. At this stage they get most of their nutrition from the milk and that is more important than the food. Hope that helps!

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