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5 month old eating

How much, how often and what is your 5 month old eating?

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Val1313

Asked by Val1313 at 1:00 PM on Jan. 27, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My first was on fruits and veggie purees at 5 months, but with my second, I followed the newer recommendations to wait til around 6 months or more. They were both nursing a lot at that age.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:03 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Only breastfeeding.
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 1:10 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • only bottle still. no food or cereal yet.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:12 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • I won't until she can sit up unassisted, has lost the tongue thrust reflex, and can grab large pieses of food. no jars.  no purees. no cereal as it is constipating horrible tasting empty filler.   Food before one is for fun! read this:  http://www.borstvoeding.com/voedselintroductie/blw/engels.html

    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 1:46 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • When my son was five months old he was still exclusively breastfed on demand. The World Health Organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, UNICEF and many others all say that babies should get NOTHING but breast milk or formula until at LEAST 6 months. Check out this article with information (and sited sources) that explains why early introduction of solids is harmful: Why Delay Solids?

    PhilsBabyMama

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 2:16 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Only breastfeeding on demand.
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 5:10 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • How much - don't know, I breastfeed

    How often - I feed on demand, but usually she eats about every 2 hours - sometimes 1 or 3 hours, but 2 is about average for her during the day, she'll go about 9 hours at night though

    What - breast milk only until she is at least 6 months old
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 7:16 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

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