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Baby food..

My 6 month old just started on baby food...he's 17lbs...we tried at 4 months when doc said we could but he wasnt ready so now we tried again and he's ready and doing well with it. I BF him then an hour or 2 later give him baby food if he's hungry for a total of 3 servings of baby food a day. How much should he have at each feeding? Im giving him stage 1 right now since i have left over jars from when we 1st tried.

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Asked by Ness87 at 7:18 PM on Sep. 27, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I never gave a set amount. I always breastfed first at that age, and then fed them until they were full (they would refuse to open their mouth or start spitting it out). Every day was different!

    Answer by micheledo at 7:23 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • My son will eat about a whole jar and still want more even after i breastfeed him first..he continues to open his mouth even when it's all gone...could he be eating too much? lol im a first time mommy so i have no clue what to expect!

    Answer by Ness87 at 7:27 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • I would nurse first and then give food to fill the rest of the way up. Every baby is different and each feeding will be different. My LO only ate about the equivalent of 1 jar a day at that age, but we are petite.

    Answer by coala at 7:39 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • As much or as little as he wants. Until about a year, he'll be getting all of his nutritional needs from breastmilk or is really just practice. In fact, a lot of the food you give him won't even be fully absorbed by his body...hence the orange poo after carrots, dark blue poo after blueberries, etc. I will say that you should offer as much variety as possible as early as possible. He'll be much more likely to accept new flavors at this age than he will after he turns 1 year. We did the 4 day wait rule (for foods introduced every four days) and I introduced something different every four days until she was a year old. (It helps if you make at least some of your own baby food...for variety). Once my daughter turned about 15 mo., she stopped accepting new flavors...the pickiness of the toddler stage as fully set in so I am really glad I gave her so much variety early on. =) Good Luck.

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 8:07 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • Thanks everyone! I appreciate it. So just play it by ear, if he's hungry then keep feeding, if he's not stop. Got it! :)

    Answer by Ness87 at 8:49 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

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