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6 month old feeding schedule?

how do u feed your 6 month old baby? like formula, baby food, and juice or water...

i feed my son oatmeal and bananas for breakfast and formula every 3 hours...then i feed him a vegetable for supper. i havent given him juice or water yet, when should i introduce it and how often?

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EheartsZ07

Asked by EheartsZ07 at 3:53 PM on Jun. 28, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Juice is basically just sugar. I don't think it's a nutritional necessity unless your child is constipated. Also, for the first year, I believe they get most of their hydration from formula or breast milk, so water isn't THAT necessary unless your doctor recommends it because it takes away from nutrients they need to be getting from formula. Sounds like you're already doing everything right!
    Melissa823

    Answer by Melissa823 at 4:04 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • At 6 months, my daughter was still only on breastmilk. We didn't start solids until 7 months and that was mashed avocado. About a week or so later we let her try using a sippy cup with water only. At 10 months she still only gets breastmilk or water to drink. She never did figure out the sippy cup but she uses a straw cup pretty well now.
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 7:07 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • My son is 7 mo. but has been on this schedule for about a month. 630am Breakfast 3 cubes fruit plus cereal (I make my own baby food so a cube is like an ice cube size amount). 9am 7 oz Bottle followed by a nap. 1100am lunch 2 cubes veggie, 2 cubes fruit, Baby Mum Mum (Baby's first finger food...rice rusks that dissolve quickly), plus diluted juice in a sippy cup. (Not a nutritional necessity but my son is constipated and I like to teach the use of a sippy cup early...it helps when you try to get them off the bottle at a year). 2pm 7 oz bottle and a nap. 330pm 4 oz bottle (which I'll switch to a solid food snack around 9 mo.) 530 pm 2 cubes fruit, 2 cubes veggie, plus diluted juice and solid fruit in a mesh feeder (usually frozen blueberries, apples, pear or cantaloupe). 630 pm 7 oz bottle and bed. (He sometimes wakes in the night for a feeding too).
    ANGIE409

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 10:50 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • angie- how much juice do you mix with water?
    EheartsZ07

    Comment by EheartsZ07 (original poster) at 11:54 AM on Jun. 29, 2010

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