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7 month schedule

How much and how often does ur 7 month old eat? What foods do u feed ur 7 month old?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:44 AM on Oct. 6, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Three meals and three snacks (mid-morning, mid-afternoon and about an hour before bed)

    They were probably about 1/2 and 1/2 table foods and baby foods at that age...we started introducing some table foods at 6 months. They had bits of what we ate unless it was something they hadn't tried before.
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 11:52 AM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • 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: www.superbabyfood.com
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 12:27 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • He nurses every 2 hours and before bed cluster-nurses, nurses about 7 times per day and once in the night.. and he eats 3 meals of mashed up food I make him (a fruit or a veg and I put breastmilk on it) and then self-feeds - gets about a tablespoon of the mashed whatever and then he self-feeds pieces of fruits and vegetables (like cooked carrots, sweet potatoes, apple, avacado, mango, kiwi, etc.) little pieces of cheese, yogurt melts, cheerios, graham crackers.. Usually I give him a grain, a fruit, a veg, and a cheese/yogurt and let him eat til he decides to stop eating. He also gets 2 much smaller meals of snacks that he self-feeds. I also give him bites of things I'm eating if he's had it and it's safe for him to eat.

    I always nurse before any meal or snack.

    IMO I don't recommend letting your baby self-feed unless they have some teeth, can sit unassisted, can put food in their mouth, and show good chewing ability. :)
    JamesAndMe

    Answer by JamesAndMe at 12:34 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • And, rkoloms new research shows that allergies are not triggered or caused by early ingestion of common allergens..

    However you would need to be REALLY IN TUNE with your baby and their physical cues - if they are mildly allergic to a common allergen and something makes them uncomfortable they cannot tell you.

    Do whatever you feel is best for your baby of course. If you are afraid of allergens - like dairy for instance - don't feed yogurt or cheese. That's always your choice!

    And if you are a formula feeder -- by the way I forgot to say -- make sure baby is still getting 24 - 32 oz of formula til 1 year old.
    JamesAndMe

    Answer by JamesAndMe at 12:40 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • rkoloms, do you just have your answers ready to copy and paste?
    Guess what that wasn't OP's question.

    _________
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:41 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • Oh and if you let your baby self-feed .. anything really soft that doesn't melt or chew very easily that they could pack into their mouths and choke on -- like soft bread or big pieces of tofu for instance .. are no-no's.
    JamesAndMe

    Answer by JamesAndMe at 12:44 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

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