how much does your 9/10mo eat?

(5 Posts)
lola88 Thu 22-Nov-12 09:01:25

How much actual food do they eat and how many bottles/BF do they take?

DS has decided he will no longer eat any food from baby jars only 'real' food he also won't be spoon fed outside the house, when we are the house he will be spoon fed in his high chair but outside theres just to much to do.

He has 4 7oz bottles a weetabix or readybrek with fruit in for breakfast and will eat his evening meal last night chicken and tomato pasta and some apple crisps after, but at lunch time we are usually out he will sometimes take a few spoonfulls and a few bits of finger food but not much as he just wants to go explore (even in other peoples houses).

Is eating enough even though he's not eating much lunch? I like to be out and about and don't really want to come home every lunch time i don't drive so it could be akward coming home to feed him

Misty9 Thu 22-Nov-12 20:48:48

Well, he eats more than my 14mo ds! At that age ds was surviving mostly on breast milk still, with the odd chomp on what was put in front of him (we did/do BLW).
However, it's quite common to refuse the spoon as they get older so have you tried many finger foods? He might be happier to feed himself.

Good luck - there's not much more anxiety provoking than your child not eating/eating little.

amazingmumof6 Thu 22-Nov-12 20:54:02

28 oz of milk/day plus all that food - he's doing well!
I don't like eating breakfast but I'm hungrier at night - babies vary just as much.

if he's growing and developing well - sounds like he is! - and has wet/poo nappies you don't need to worry!

if you want him to eat more food you can gradually reduce to 21oz milk/day (3x 7oz) and make up the rest with more food - or leave everything as it is.

he'll eat when he's hungry and as much as he needs - you are doing the right thing

My dd didn't eat loads at that age. I don't think it's uncommon for food just to be for taste at that age and most of their nutrician to come from milk. At 18 months dd eats like a horse, she probably only started eating a decent amount at about 1.

CatsRule Thu 29-Nov-12 09:36:28

My ds who is the same age eats less...I don't think he takes enough.

He is bf in the morning and sometimes during the night, he has porridge for breakfast and will occassionally have some toast but he plays with it more than eating it!

Lunch is soup with bread or a sandwich or toastie plus fruit...he doesn't always eat it all.

In the afternoon I give him a bottle of formula, he will take anything between 0oz and 4oz max. I try to give him a snack too of fruit.

Dinner time is very hit or miss...he will eat almost anything but wont sit in his highchair without climbing out. I think evenings are too exciting for him with Dad being home from work to play with!

I bf in the evening and top up with a bottle of formula about 11 ish. Again the bottle is hit or miss and he will take between nothing and 4oz max.

He also quite often throws up full meals and will eat nothing I offer until he is ready to eat.

It's hard to know if they are getting enough. My ds likes food but is a wee jack-in-the-box and wont stay still long enough to eat properly...which probably contributes to the sickness!

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