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How much baby food should my 5 month old be eating?

I feed him half a jar and he always wants more. Would the whole jar be too much?


Asked by amber1216 at 4:41 PM on Aug. 9, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Half is prob fine for now. I am a bit leary of giving too much solids before 6months. My kids just tasted things here and there until about 6 or 7 months, then started a real routine. Maybe a baby oatmeal mixed with fruit? Probably just once a day though. Good luck!

    Answer by KaRaBaSsEtT at 8:17 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • None?
    Keep in mind that solids fed to babies before they turn 1 are for the experience of eating them, not for nutrition (a subject most doctors know nothing about). Nutritionists recommend starting solids at 6 months; many are now recommending skipping cereal and starting with a bit of avocado mashed with breastmilk (or formula). Then baked sweet potato, oatmeal, pumpkin, pureed peas, etc. Jarred baby food tastes awful, is expensive, and you never really know what is in it. 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.
    The best book on feeding babies, toddlers and their families is called Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron. You should be able to find it at your local library. There is some great information on the website:

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:15 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • LOL

    Answer by amber1216 at 6:57 PM on Aug. 9, 2009