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how much food does a 3 month old need to eat?

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Asked by avahsmommie at 1:23 AM on Jan. 26, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • how ever much your baby wants to eat. but 3 months old is a little young..are you meaning jar food??

    Answer by tnteaton at 1:31 AM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • breastmilk or formula only at this age--feed on demand.

    Answer by heatherama at 1:33 AM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • you can try rice cereal in your baby's bottle to keep him/her full longer..just a little spoon full

    Answer by tnteaton at 1:48 AM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • None.
    At all.
    Just breastmilk.

    Answer by Liyoness at 2:39 AM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • My doctor said to not feed jar baby food until four months old. My three month old drinks 6 oz bottles, she is ready for 7 oz though. She sleeps approx 8-10 hours. Goes down around 10pm and wakes around 8am. And has bottles approx every 4 hours. But it depends on your child, that is the routine my daughter likes.

    Answer by MONATANKGIRL at 3:03 AM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • formula or breastmilk only at that age and as much as they want to eat. i started feeding my lo baby food and cereal at 4 months. my doctor told me to start at that age. but no baby food at 3 months.

    Answer by genuinely_real at 4:04 AM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • How much "food" does a 3 month old "need" to eat? None.

    All they need is as much formula or breast milk as they want.

    If you think you need to give a 3 month old food, then only a little cereal from a bowl with a spoon. If there is a drop in liquid intake at ALL, stop the cereal and go back to liquid only. There is not enough nutrition in cereal.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 5:26 AM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • Food food? None.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 7:53 AM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • when i suggested rice cereal, i wasn't meaning as food. i meant as in, put it in the baby's bottle(just a little) and it will keep her full longer. My dr. suggested this to me. besides that, i didnt start introducing foods until my kids were 4 months old.

    Answer by tnteaton at 1:39 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

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