how much food should my 8 month and 1 week old be having??

Melody - posted on 12/11/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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How much should he be having, im worried that he might be getting to much or not enough?.

This is his feed times and how much:



5am wake up, 7oz bottle "emptys most mornings.

9am 160g of Hipp organic breaky.

Nap at 10am till 12lunch time.

12pm lunch, 7oz bottle and 125g of hipp.

Nap at 2 till 3:30pm.

3:40pm 160g of hipp fruit pudding.

6:30pm 8oz bottle, "screems the place down for it once his had his bath..

7pm bed time.

10:30 pm 8oz bottle and some baby rice "otherwise his awake at 2am".

then it starts from 5am again when he wakes.



He has no snacks inbetween. His still on the smooth food as he wont eat food mashed and he has no teeth yet.



Is this to much or not enough??

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Brittney - posted on 12/11/2012

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at 8 months my daughter's schedule:

8:00a wake up

8:30a 12 ounces formula, 1/2 cup oatmeal cereal, 1 3rds food jar fruits (usually put in the cereal)

naptime (2 hours)

lunch (don't remember the actual time) 12 ounces formula, 2 3rds food jars (veggies), 1 2nd foods jar (usually mac n cheese), 1 cheese stick, 1 granola bar

naptime (2 hours)

snack (around 3p) 12 ounces formula, 1 cup petite peas (non baby food), 1 cup applesauce, 1 cup oatmeal cereal

5-6p dinner 1/2 cup mashed potatoes, 12 ounces formula, 1 cup carrots (non baby food), 1 granola bar

6p bath if needed

7-8p snack 2 ounces watered down juice, 12 ounces formula, 2 bananas, 1 orange, a peach (diced) and 1 8oz yogurt

bedtime 9p



At 8 months snacks were bottles and meals were sippy cups, my daughter has one huge appetite and if she wanted more she would let you know. I wasn't giving too much baby foods at this age because she started not liking the taste. She wasn't getting a bottle just before bedtime anymore and didn't wake up in the middle of the night for food. I would say based on the amounts you describe, he is getting enough food. I would try a snack every so often just to see if he will take it. Otherwise if he is content and gaining weight, its a good amount.

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