how much to feed a small 7 month old ?

Joanne - posted on 04/07/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




my daughter is small for her age she was prem and now weighs 14 lb but how much should i feed her as she has acid reeflux and is very sickly if u over fill her she has a small bowl of porridge in a morning with a 5oz bottle half a small jar at lunch with 4 ozs a couple of spoonfuls of dessert about 3 and another 3-4 oz bottle and half a small jar at tea and 4 ozs at 7 o clock i dont think this is enough and if i try to give her more she just brings it back up what do u all think i woud hate to think she is still hungary


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Jennifer - posted on 04/07/2011




If she's continuing to grow at a consistant rate, then she is getting enough. I'm sure she'll make it well known if she is still hungry. You are doing a good job.

Jodi - posted on 04/07/2011




Sounds fine to me. My daughter wasn't premmie, but was very small for her age, and quite honestly, she barely ate any solids until she was about 8 months. Until they are 12 months, their primary nutritional source is breastmilk or formula, the solids are only for play and familiarisation, not necessarily nutrition. So I wouldn't worry if I were you, as long as she is drinking plenty of formula :)

Cali - posted on 04/07/2011




Is her formula specifically for acid reflex? My daughter is also 7 month and weighs 14 pounds but she eats alot more than this. Maybe it's just because of her acid reflex.

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