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Ok so I know that the first year either BM or Formula are the #1 source of nutrtcian for babies....but when moms say that there baby has 3 meals and 2 snacks a day...what is she refering to would you say?
The meals being the bottle or breast?
Or the bottle or breast being the snack and the babyfood being the Breaskfast, lunch and dinner?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:48 PM on Nov. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I've seen baby menus in books that recommend with babies ages 8 -12 months to give them 3 meals a day that includes solids + either BM or formula and the two snacks of solids with water. My DD is 8 months and she's still nursing about 4-5 times during the day plus she eats solids at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Answer by silvia316 at 10:40 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

  • Those statements are usually for mothers with older babies who are on pureed or solid foods.
    If the baby is on pureed or solid foods then the meal would be that. That's when the baby starts using the formula/milk before bedtime and juice as a drink with a meal. (Depending on the child of course) A child doesn't have strict three meals a day until they're eating solid/pureed foods. Because before then they're getting souly the bottle and eating more frequently. Snacks would be anything from fruit, crakers, cheeses. Whatever the parent gives them for a snack.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:51 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

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