My son is 6 months old and gets 10 cans of formula a month and that is good for him with maybe one can left over. Next month they are dropping it from 10 cans to only 3 and then giving baby food. My question is how can I switch him to strictly baby food during the day and only give bottles at night? He is still eating like 3-4 during the night. How can I do this and how many jars should he have throughout the day?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:59 AM on Apr. 20, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
WIC is supplemental so what they give you just helps out. It is not meant to be all baby has to eat. You HAVE to feed your child more formula then just at night! At 6 months food is just for practice and not meant to be their main nutritional source. You still need to feed baby a bottle BEFORE offering solids. The bottom line is you are going to have to buy more formula. DO NOT SHORT CHANGE YOUR CHILD because the only free stuff they give you at 6 months is a bit of formula and a bit of food.
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Answer by Krysta622 at 2:07 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
Babies need human milk or formula for brain growth. It needs to be their main source of nutrition for the first year. If they miss out on brain growth in the first year it can't be made up later. Just formula feeding can cause a baby to have 10 IQ points lower or more. If you aren't even giving your baby enough formula for the second 6 months of life you could be lowering your baby's IQ to a level that the baby may have problems it's whole life. If the baby would have had a 90 IQ and it dropped to 70 because of how you fed, that would be horrible!
If you can't afford to buy the formula your baby needs then you need to relactate so your baby can get your milk. It would be neglect to not feed your baby formula because WIC stopped giving it to you for free.
Answer by Gailll at 2:13 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
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