Question: How much baby food to feed my 8 month old baby?
My baby is 8 months old and I think he eats a lot. I’m not sure if I’m over feeding him or if he’s eating the norm for an 8 month old. This is his schedule. He wakes up between 7 and 8 and gets a clean diaper and a 6 oz bottle. Another diaper around mid morning. At noon he has lunch – a 2nd Food “breakfast” (they’ve got the jars that are like country breakfast or fruit and cereal etc) and a 3rd Food fruit. Then he gets another 6oz bottle and diaper and goes down for a nap from 12:30 to between 2 and 3. Obviously I change him again when he wakes up from his nap. Then at 5 he gets a 2nd Food “dinner” (I.e. Chicken noodle dinner etc) and a 3rd food veggie and some juice(2 oz water & 2 oz juice). Then you know diaper changes when necessary. And finally bath time at 8:30 and an 8 oz bottle afterward. Goes to bed at 9 and sleeps like a rock all night. I don’t make him cereal with formula anymore because every time I feed it to him he pukes. But when I give him the jar food that is like fruit and cereal he does fine with it. I’m concerned that not giving him cereal is not healthy. I’m wondering when I’m supposed to start introducing table food and how to do so. I’ve tried to start giving him the puffs but he only has his 2 front bottom teeth and i get super nervous that he’s going to choke. I’ve also read that I should be starting to introduce the sippie cup so I bought some with different types of nipples to try out some different kinds and he will not drink out of any of them!! From all the info I’ve shared does anyone have any input? I would greatly appreciate some opinions. Thanks!!!
Answer by Susan Bolden
Well, honestly, it sounds to me like you’re feeding him a lot of solids already. I have a five month old who I have just started to give oatmeal cereal once a day mixed with breast milk. Other than that (which he gets just before I put him down for the night) he nurses on demand. I’m planning on adding another meal of cereal when he’s six months old (in a couple of weeks). This is what I did with all of my other kids (I have 5 others) and they all thrived on this type of schedule for solids.
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