How many solid meals a day?

Sarah - posted on 05/19/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I was wondering how many meals of solid food your babies are eating? Right now my guy is eating some fruit or veggies with baby oatmeal in the evenings only. Occasionally I will give him a snack called a Mum Mum bar, which is basically a rice snack that dissolves easily and allows him to self feed. He nurses throughout the day whenever he asks, usually about every 2-3 hours and about every 4 hours at night. I am thinking he is needing more solid food during the day, though his weight is good, 17lbs 13oz.

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Darcy - posted on 05/20/2009

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My LO gets 3meals a day...In the morning she gets 2tables spoons of fruit with 2table spoons of cereal, lunch time she has a veggie, and for supper 2 table spoons of meat with cereal. As or her weight she is in the 50% tile

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Kristi - posted on 05/21/2009

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Wes was born Nov 11, and was 5 weeks early. Right now he eats at least 6 - 5 ounce bottles a day. For solids Wes is eating cereal in the morning about 1/2 hour after his first bottle, which is around 7:30 to 8am (we are doing mixed cereal with fruit bits - he HATES rice cereal), and a meal at 6ish of protein, vegetables, and some barley cereal, mixed with a little bit of prune juice.

Christine - posted on 05/21/2009

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NP There is also a QandA on baby constipation on the website. I was getting really excited about all these new foods and now I have had to cut his food back by half (1 to 2 oz per day) and start working up again!! Good luck!!

Sarah - posted on 05/21/2009

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Thanks everyone. I think I will take it slow, he has been having terrible constipation since he has started cereal, and I don't want to upset his little system. Thank you Christine for the website, I was wanting to go with homemade baby food!

Christine - posted on 05/20/2009

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Each child is different, I think its important to ease them into it. If you give them too much too soon you may end up with digestive issues (like mine with constipation). The following website has some sample menus (indicating optional solids) by age group. As well as some great homemade recipes.

Right now the majority of their nutrition is still breastmilk or formula!!

http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/stage1_...

Tina - posted on 05/20/2009

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I was told as my last checkup on friday that he should be having about 12 ounces of baby food a day.

Cathelijn - posted on 05/20/2009

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My daughter gets one solid meal a day we only just started last week and she is not that interested. I usually give her porridge with pureed fruit or some veggies in the evening. She has a bottle about every 3-4 hours and sleeps through the night ( most nights).

Kylie - posted on 05/19/2009

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My baby is still completely breastfed on demand, some mornings I'll give him some pureed fruit or baby cereal and then some days i give him some veggies or avocado for dinner. He has a mesh bag sucky thing i put cooked pumpkin or apple a little piece of chicken in and sucks on that but i wouldn't consider that a meal. My baby doesn't seem hungry or want the boob excessively so im just going slowly with his cues i think around 8 months we will start the 3 meals a day thing.

Kelly - posted on 05/19/2009

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i feed my son 3 solid meals a day and he also gets 4-5 bottles a day.....i do cereal with fruit in the morning, than around lunch he gets puffs or something that he can self feed, then for supper he gets a veggie and than right before bed he drinks an 8 ounce bottle......my son is big for his age,22 pounds, but was big when born, 10 pounds

Annie - posted on 05/19/2009

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I give my daughter 3 solid meals a day. She usually sleeps through the night. I think the solids help them feel full, so they sleep longer at night. She has breast milk about every 3-4 hours during the day. She weighs about 17lbs too.

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