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How much milk when baby starts food?

How much milk should baby still have after food is started?
What does your feeding schedule look like?

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Asked by Dani825 at 1:42 PM on May. 17, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You really have to play around with it to find what works for you, since every baby has different nutritional needs.

    I just started solids with my daughter last week, she's 4.5 months old. She takes about six or seven ounces of formula, then eats one of those Gerber travel packs of baby food. I only give her two a day at the moment though. We're still figuring everything out, lmao.

    Answer by caitxrawks at 1:50 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • Unless your baby is almost a year, s/he shouldn't be getting any milk yet just because they're starting food. Milk isn't for until they're older and getting their nutrients from table foods (but that's according to our pediatrician)


    Answer by Anonymous at 2:24 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • When I said milk I meant breastmilk sorry

    Answer by Dani825 at 2:29 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • No, it's obvious you meant breast milk or formula at this age. Someone always tries to assume cows milk . . . every time. I think they just like to preach. Your baby should still be getting his main nutrition from the breast milk. The foods are just for practice. My daughter is 10 months and she eats 3 jars a day. Sometimes, I just feed her what I am eating though. Like today, she had cucumbers for lunch and some puffs. Some days, are just crazy and she ends up getting an extra bottle to replace a jar of food. My daughter still drinks an 8oz bottle at bedtime and first thing in the morning. And then 2-3 6oz bottles throughout the day.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 3:46 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • When starting solids, they should still get the same amount because it's still their primary form of nutrition.

    Answer by ShadowRaven at 5:18 PM on May. 17, 2009

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