Feeding

User - posted on 10/27/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son is 5 months and he's been eating oatmeal once or twice a day for the past few weeks. I'm going to start giving him fruit and veggies soon and I was wondering how much solid food do I give him versus how much bottle?



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Caryn - posted on 10/29/2009

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The other girls are right, booby/bottle first then let him have some veggies. Give him his cereal in the morning for "breakfast" and the veggies for "dinner." At his age you don't need to be giving him 3full meals a day, as he grows he will slowly start wanting to eat more and you go from there.

Kendra - posted on 10/28/2009

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Always start with formula, that is how they are getting their main nutrients for the first year of life. Adding other fruits and veggies is just to get them used to other textures, flavors, and chewing and swallowing.

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I'm not quite sure about amounts, but I do know that you need to give him the vegetables FIRST!! Start with them and after he's used to them, add the fruits. I used to work at a daycare in the preschool room, but every now and then, I'd substitute in the infant room. I could always tell which babies were put on fruits before veggies. The fruits are sweeter than veggies so if the baby tries sweet first, they won't take the veggies.

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yeah formula first of bf is best before offering food at this age.. you will slowly be able to substitute bottle feedings or bf a meal at a time, hes still getting most of nutrition from formula of bf good luck girl!!

Kelly - posted on 10/27/2009

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Start off by giving him a bottle then when he is finished feed him the food. He will let you know when he is full by starting to pay less attention.

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