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Re: 5 months old eats a WHOLE lot..kinda long =)

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Posted by Jamie H on September 03, 2003 at 20:03:59:

In Reply to: 5 months old eats a WHOLE lot..kinda long =) posted by Marcia on September 03, 2003 at 15:13:14:

: Well, my son will be 5 months in about a week now. He is so different from my first child. They are like night and day. Anyway, he isn't too fat or too skinny. He's at his right weight. I have recently started him on solids...as suggested by is Dr. I have been through all the cereals and have now started him on baby food. This child will eat regardless if he's hungry and shows no signs of refusing food when he's full. The only way I know he's full is when he spits up.

: Here's his daily menu: 8-9am 8oz bottle, 12-1pm 2.5oz cereal & 7oz bottle, 4-5pm 2.5oz veg./fruit & 7oz bottle, 8-9pm 8oz bottle, 12am 8oz bottle. I have been trying to cut down to 32 oz of formula a day, but seems after his 8-9 feeding, he wakes up around midnight and is SO fussy. I've tried changing his diaper and laying him back down, but he just screams, so I put that bottle in front of his face and he grabs it until he's got it in his mouth.

: I know this may sound like a silly question, but can anyone give me a ballpark of how much to feed my baby. He pretty much eats till he throws up and shows no sign of being full. He won't take a pacifier cause his doctor suggested that in case he wanted to suck...Any advice or suggestions?

: ~ Marcia

It is almost too funny you posted this. I called my baby's DR today to ask her how much food I should be giving my baby. (she will be six months on the 13th) Here is what she suggested breakfast (usually between 6-7am) bowl of single grain oatmeal and bottle, lunch (usually between 10:30-11:00) 1 stage 2 fruit or veggie and 1 stage 1 fruit or veggie (so she would get one veggie and one fruit) and bottle, afternoon (usually 1:30-2:00) bottle, dinner same as lunch and bottle. She said that I need to start replacing some of the formula with solids, and she should only be getting 20-24oz of formula a day. Hope this helps!

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