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How much should an 8 month old eat?

I feed her 4 oz at 6 am (try for 6 but always only 4) , 4oz fruit with cereal and 2 oz bottle at 10, 6 oz at 2pm, 3 oz veggies 5:30, 6 oz bottle at 6:45, 4 oz in the middle of the night when she wakes up... does this seem like enough, too much, not enough???
How much does your baby eat?

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cpuckett27

Asked by cpuckett27 at 8:34 PM on May. 30, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Well, my son is 8 months and eat a little more than that. He's in the 50th percentile for weight too. His doctor said to make sure he drink at least 24oz of formula a day. He usually wakes up and has a 6 oz bottle at about 9 am, then at about noon has a 4 oz bottle and some fruit and cereal. Then he'll have another 6 oz bottle before his dinner. For dinner,at around 6, he has some vegetables and a 4 oz. bottle. Then, before bed, he has another 6 oz. bottle. There are days when he'll eat more, but it just depends. I think as long as your daughter is growing and doesn't seem hungry, she's probably fine. However, it's always good to discuss eating habits with her doctor.
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 8:41 PM on May. 30, 2010

  • It sounds like enough to me. If baby is full and thriving you are doind great mama :) My doctor said if they aer thriving well there isnt a minumum amount of formula if they are well established on solids :)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:44 PM on May. 30, 2010

  • My sons schedule:

    wake up(0700-0800): 6 oz bottle
    0900-1000: 1 4oz jar baby fruit, handful of cheerios, water
    1130- 6oz bottle
    (nap)
    1300- 2 jars of baby veggies, water
    1430 6oz bottle
    (nap)
    1700- 3 4oz jars baby food, one mixed with oatmeal, water
    1800- bath
    1900- bed

    he has been on this schedule since 6 months, dr suggested it and it works like a charm. He weighs 18.14, and is happy and sleeps well all night :) he'll be 9 months next week!
    ArmyWifeAshlie

    Answer by ArmyWifeAshlie at 9:49 PM on May. 30, 2010

  • A baby is supposed to be drinking 32oz of formula a day at that age. So, your baby is not drinking enough. Formula before solids.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:02 PM on May. 30, 2010

  • Oh, I forgot, 6oz bottle before bedtime :)
    ArmyWifeAshlie

    Answer by ArmyWifeAshlie at 11:17 PM on May. 30, 2010

  • 32oz is the maximum thery should drink at that age. Not the minumum...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:15 AM on May. 31, 2010

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