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Re: Feeding Schedule for 9 Month Old

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Posted by Nicole K on June 20, 2003 at 12:58:03:

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?

This schedule is working for him and I think if I tried to give him cereal at 6:30am instead of his bottle he would freak!
He is a pretty picky eater as well and everyday I try to introduce new foods into his diet most of which he turns his nose up to. He looovves banana chunks and cheerios. Tried some beefaroni yesterday and small pieces of ripe cantaloupe, not too crazy about either.
I think I will try the brkst, lunch, supper, snacks in between schedule when he gets a bit older.
Thanks for the advice.

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