Posted by Elizabeth on November 22, 2003 at 13:04:34:
In Reply to: 5 month feeding schedule posted by Marsha on November 20, 2003 at 12:06:19:
: My 5 month little girl likes to eat. I believe that she would keep on eating as long I kept on feeding her. So I have to guess as to how much food is the right amount. This is her feeding schedule for now.
: 6:30am 2 tbs of cereal and a 6 1/2 oz bottle
: 11:00am 8 oz bottle
: 3:30pm one jar of veggies (1st foods) and a 6oz bottle
: 6:30pm 8 oz bottle.
In my opinion,
I would change it a bit. For the 6:30 feeding I would give 4 tbs of cereal instead of 2; if she is still hungry by 11:00 a.m., I would give about 5 ounces of formula until around lunch time which is probably going to be around 12:00 at which time I would give a bottle of 4 ounces of formula, spoon feed a half a jar of a veggie and a half a jar of a fruit (stage 2), then down for a nap; when she wakes up from her nap, 4 ounces of formula again, a half a jar of a fruit and a half a jar of a veggie; then around 6 if she is still hungry, give just formula; at around 7:30 or near bedtime, formula bottle and some oatmeal cereal, and then off to bed for the night. As they get older, their appetite starts increasing.