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How many times per day do you feed cereal? And how much?

My baby is a little over 6 months and has been eating cereal for about a month now. We are starting to add veggies, which she doesn't care for. I havent given her fruits yet. Just wondering what others feeding schedule is like? Wondering if I should give her two servings of cereal instaead of one. And when would be the best time of day?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:06 AM on Mar. 12, 2012 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • So my daughter has been eating since she was around 3 months old and now shes almost 9 months. I've been giving her the Gerber 1, then 2 baby food and mix in the Gerber rice cereal with it... When I know she's really hungry, I give her a whole 3.0-3.5 oz tub, but when I'm not sure I just pour some out into a bowl and if she wants more, I give her more. (She's never really like the formula with the rice cereal) The scoops of cereal I give her depend on how thick or loose I want her food to be. But now, I've already given her pieces of bread, pasta, bananas, toddler cookies, puffs, mashed potatoes with/without gravy (her favorite) & anything really soft. I usually feed her 2-3 times a day and at the most 4, depending on how much she wants to eat.

    Answer by lorissellmarie at 11:04 AM on Mar. 12, 2012

  • Zero and zero. Baby cereal tasted like wallpaper paste! We started with banana and avocado, after nursing.

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:10 AM on Mar. 12, 2012

  • Twice a day morning and night.. but i also mix baby food in with it as well as formula...

    Answer by mommys2cupcakes at 11:38 AM on Mar. 12, 2012

  • by 6 months my kiddos were self feeding, soft foods

    Answer by mommaFruFru at 12:11 PM on Mar. 12, 2012

  • Cereal is of no value. Stick with soft vegetables and fruits: avocado, baked sweet potatoes, pureed peas, etc.

    Be sure to avoid the allergy trigger foods. This is not a complete list: before age 1, no soy, dairy, wheat, citrus, egg white, strawberries; before age 2 no honey, chocolate, nuts.
    Two great books /websites on feeding babies, with differing philosophies, Baby Led Weaning and Super Baby Food You should be able to find them at your local library

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:17 PM on Mar. 12, 2012

  • And, solids after breastmilk/formula

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:18 PM on Mar. 12, 2012

  • 4 tablespoons sometimes 2 three times a day along with some baby food since she is older

    Answer by kgalvano at 7:33 PM on Mar. 14, 2012

  • DS is 11 months, and I've never given him straight cereal. The last couple of months, I'll mix a spoonful in with his night time mushed veggies, but I'd rather he eat more nutritious food than straight cereal...

    Answer by GoodyBrook at 10:50 PM on Mar. 14, 2012

  • no idea , didnt reah that level with my DD ;)

    Answer by caramelH at 7:34 AM on Mar. 15, 2012

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