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How much should he be eating?

I have a 6 month old. He is eating 2nd foods already. No meats yet..just fruits and veggies. How much should he be eating as far as the solids and the formula? Like how much formula should he be eating a day and how much solids should he be eating??

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:06 PM on Dec. 14, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i'd feed him one jar of baby food in the morning and one at night and in between however much formula he wants

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:10 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • OP here: He's a very hungry boy. He will eat one jar of fruit, plus cereal, plus a 7ox bottle in the morning. Then a few bottles in between all 7oz bottles...then at night he will eat one jar of veggies plus cereal PLUS another jar of fruits AND a 7oz bottle...and sometimes puffs too...he eats soo much. Sometimes I'll even give him a jar of food in the afternoon too if he's real hungry. But he weighed almost 9lbs at birth and now weighs just about this ok?

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:35 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • the average baby takes 2 or 3 ounces of formula each day for every pound of body weight, up to a maximum of 32 ounces. he's likely in a growth spurt so is needing more right now .   quit the cereal -- its not very nutritious and takes up room that real food fills. formula first then table food. quit jar food it is half water and missing fiber and is overpriced.   go to and http://www.babyledweaning,com for tips


    Answer by amileegirl at 6:27 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • From what I've read - 28 to 32 ounces of formula/day. Fill in with baby food - you can use jarred, or you can just make your own.

    Answer by missanc at 7:53 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

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