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How much food is normal for an 8month old baby?

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Janos Fri 29-Jul-05 11:28:29

My DS currently has 3 7oz bottles a day plus breakfast, lunch and tea. In a typical day his food might be:

Breakfast - 1 jar porridge or other breakdfast cereal

Lunch - 1 jar savoury, 1 jar pud plus a snack like rice cakes

Tea - 1/2 jar savoury plus 1/2 jar pud and snack.

Is this right - is he getting enough? I have been weaning since he was 5 1/2 months old and he does seem to be enjoying his solids a lot. He seems to be putting on weight Ok and is in good hwalth.

hana Fri 29-Jul-05 12:11:17

Hi Janos, if he's gaining weight and is happy, sounds like he's getting the right amount
my dd2 has just turned 7 months and on a typical day she has

bowl of porridge/weetabix with yogurt/ and some mashed up fruit
4-5 cubes of veggies/chicken/fish and then some mashed up fruit
and usually a bit less for supper
I also give her a little snack after her morning and afternoon nap
she isn't on any finger foods yet apart from what she picks up off the floor!!

hana Fri 29-Jul-05 12:13:37

thinking it over I think my daughter eats more than your son. If you think he's hungry, you could always offer more?? dd lets me know when shes had enough - . She's not on bottles, I bfeed her about 6 times a day

collision Fri 29-Jul-05 12:23:11

IMO Janos your ds sounds fine. Why not try giving a bit more food tho and having some left over rather than thinking he might need more.

Does that make sense? Eg I was giving ds (8 months) a weetabix for breakfast and he was polishing it off so I gave him 1.5 weetabix and he usually leaves a little bit. At least I know he has had enough though.

Janbo25 Sun 31-Jul-05 09:46:54

my ds is 7 months and as approx 26 fl oz milk is that ok or too much?

MollyMooMin Fri 12-Aug-05 18:24:27

Hi Janos! My DD is nearly 8 months and eats very similarly to yours. The only thing is, she has started being sick loads.. so I cut down slightly on her milk intake, going from 3x7oz to 2x6 & 1x3 but more solids with the 3oz. This does'nt seem to have helped & it makes it worse as she crawls alot even though I keep her still after her feeds for a while. How do you know whether you're over-feeding them if they are always happy to take it if you're giving it to them? She would feed all day if I let her & she's only a little dot, not over-weight at all. What's the answer?

chicagomum Fri 12-Aug-05 19:00:31

my ds will be 8 months next week just a quick question, does everyone give a two course meal ie savoury and sweet at lunch and evening meal i've only been doing a main course but am now thinking perhaps i'm not giving him enough

FionaJT Fri 12-Aug-05 21:02:32

Chicagomum, my dd is just over 7 months and I've been giving her savoury and sweet at lunch and tea for a while, purely because she gets bored! She won't eat larger portions, but she'll eat more if it's something different. If I could get away with only preparing one thing I would!!

jenweber630 Mon 15-Aug-05 13:00:34

Hey chicagomum I offer both for lunch and tea and some kind of fruit for breakfast. No fingerfoods yet - but he will nosh on a rusk occasionally and is just starting to eat a few bits of lunch meat. I tried a bit of cheerio this morning but he just looked at me like I was crazy. Mollymoomin - you may want to consult your GP about the throwing up - maybe a food allergy or something else could be causing it?? I hope it gets figured out soon!

Pomi Mon 15-Aug-05 14:23:30

ds is 8 months and i dont give him two course meal. I give him youghart after lunch and fruit in the evening. But I after reading this i am thinking of inereasing the quantity.

koalabear Mon 15-Aug-05 14:25:57

my HV always said to me, "remember that at this age, its about experimenting - the majority of the nutrition will/shoulld still come from milk until they are about 1 yr - so don't worry too much about quantities and focus on taste, texture, and fun!"

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