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Re: Feeding Schedule for 9 Month Old


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Posted by Sue on June 20, 2003 at 12:41:40:

In Reply to: Feeding Schedule for 9 Month Old posted by Nicole K on June 20, 2003 at 12:31:35:

: Hi,

: Right now my son who is 9 mos is getting 3 8 oz bottles a day. I give him one first thing is the morning at about 6:30am then he goes back to bed for two hours. At about 10:30am he takes another full bottle and cereal. At 2:30pm he gets a couple of jars of fruit or I offer him some pieces of banana or some pear of peaches from a fruit cup.
: At around 5:30pm I give him his supper usually a stage 2 jar of the meat/pasta/veg mix. And right before bed at 7:30 he has another bottle and some cereal.
: My grandmother says I'm doing it all wrong!! She says he should be having three meals a day with snacks in between and that I should try to hold off till 7am to give him cereal instead of a bottle and then a snack at 10:30, lunch at 12:30 (meat/pasta/veg), then a snack at 3:30, then supper at 5:30 (meat/pasta/veg) and fruit for desert then a bottle and ceral before bed.

: What is everyone else doing at this age for feeding?? I'm beginning to think she is right but
: isn't he still young to be on such a rigid schedule?

If he's happy, growing and healthy... don't change a thing. My MIL tells me I do EVERY THING wrong, it drives me nuts!! I just nod and go and do my own thing, anyway. You know your boy better than anyone. If he's not hungry than he wouldn't eat, he seems to be getting a good variety of foods, plus his bottle and he'd be the first to complain if he didn't like what your doing. That's just my opinion.


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