need some advice on combining meals for 10mos old

Jeanette - posted on 04/25/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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my boy will be 10mos on may 1st. we are on 4 meals a day for the most part with a bedtime bottle at the end of the day. i just recently have begun to work this schedule out but now an having trouble sticking to it.

he is really wanting the immediate satisfaction of fullness i am guessing the bottle brings and wants to start every meal with the bottle - but if i do the bottle first there is no appetite for the solids and i have to wait a bit to offer those. i don't want 8meals a day lol!

i think i really need to get the solids in first - any help on a good method to consistently do this? and should i be aiming for a certain amount of solids before the bottle or is 2-3oz ok? and then a 6oz bottle, for example.

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Veronica - posted on 05/03/2010

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hello :)
my daughter is 9 and 1/2 mnths old and seems to be going through a similar appetite.
what i do is:
*solid food then a 240ml bottle of formula
i do this throughout the day with two snacks in-between (buscuits)
aslong as you introduce the solid food 1st then the bottle he should be full and satisfied.
therefore he is getting the nutrition he needs by the soild foods and a lil extra with the formula to fill him up
also keep in mind if your lil boy is leaving more then 60mls of his bottle left over, then he is getting enough solid food through-out the day :)
i hope that helps you out.
good luck with it all

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