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When do foods replace formula for nutritional value?

I have an 8 month old who eats well. I am sooo paranoid that he isn't getting enough of the right nutritional items...he gets around 20-24 ounces of formula a day and 3-4 tubs of food. at what point does his formula become secondary to his food intake? He hasn't mastered the picking things up yet, he worries me with the little puffs and yogurt melts...he doesn't really chew yet. No teeth so the mashing doesn't happen much, so what do I do besides jarred stage 2-3 foods? Am I doing like 100 things wrong like I think I am??

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Asked by FoxyRoxyMommy at 12:35 PM on Feb. 12, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • at 12 mts. he stops formula. my kids ddint like baby food much so they were on table food by 7 mts. with maybe one jar of baby food a day. my kids dint have teeth till they were 9 mts

    Answer by piwife at 12:39 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • Formula is the important thing right now... Some babies do almost nothing but formula or breast milk until 12 months... my girls LOVED solid foods (I always nursed them around the clock and always nursed before feeding but it was like they couldn't get enough solid food once they started). I think I may have had a somewhat low milk supply, though -- impossible to know for sure. With formula, you CAN be sure your baby is getting enough of that. Other than that, just give your baby a taste for the good stuff and don't worry about quantities or exact rations. Slowly introduce the healthy foods you eat. And don't stress :)

    Answer by EmilySusan at 12:44 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • One year. Solids are not nutritionally important till then.

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:54 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • At 6 months my doctor says that he only has to have 16oz any more formula and thats great. My son wouldnt take a bottle at this age anymore during the day. He loved his baby food still does. He is 10 months now happy and healthy if you have any questions on if you are giving him enough should ask your doctor people here yell at you alot if you say you give them any soilds in large amounts at any age before a year.

    Answer by Newmommys101 at 4:09 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

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