My dd, 9mo, is currently on 3 meals per day. We do a combination of blw and spoon feeding, which seems to suit us well. I suspect my dd is going through a growth spurt at the moment. She is breastfeeding more and hoovering her solids! A few nights ago I gave her porridge in the evening as she woke up and just didn't seem satisfied with a breast feed. She devoured it all. So, I have decided to offer a supper every night from now on. I think I will stick with porridge, though any other healthy suggestions would be welcomed. My problem is when to fit the extra meal in. Today we tried bringing lunch and dinner back a bit...so lunch at 11.45am and dinner at 4.45pm. She then had porridge after her bath at 6.15pm. I then breastfed her. She has not taken as much milk as usual but does seem more settled. Is this Ok? My dd feeds roughly 5 times per day. Anyone have any insight into this? Your opinions will be appreciated! Thanks
DD is 8.5 months and has 4 meals a day. We also do a combination of purees and finger foods. She is FF and takes 3 bottles a day. Her eating/drinking schedule is as follows:
7.30 - 8oz milk 8.30 - breakfast - weetabix made with formula 11.30 - lunch (150g main meal plus 100g pudding) 2.30pm - 8oz milk 3.00pm - afternoon tea (100g meal plus fruit pot) 6.30pm - dinner (150g meal plus fruit pot or yougurt 7.30 - 8oz bottle
to a certain extent we have had this eating schedule foisted upon us by nursery as DD attends 4 days a week. DD was skipping the afternoon tea meal and just having milk at 3pm until about 3 weeks ago when it became clear that milk was just not cutting it for her any more. Her main meals are usually protein based - shepherds pie, chicken stew, fish pie etc. Puddings are either yoghurt or fruit purees. At nursery they some time give cookies for pudding in the afternoon as a treat.
I think it is natural that they start replacing milk feeds with solids as they get older.