My 6 month old DS threw up last week because we think he over ate. I am nervous about his eating now. I dont want him to throw up again. This is what I am doing:
8am 4 ounces
12pm 4 ounces
3pm sweet potato/rice cereal
5pm 4 ounces
7pm bananas & 2 ounces
9pm 4ounces bedtime
Is this enough???? I don't want him to be overfed, or underfed. What do you think??
Asked by Anonymous at 10:59 PM on Jul. 28, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by carsonsmommytam at 1:02 AM on Jul. 29, 2010
Answer by jacksmom3707 at 8:55 AM on Jul. 29, 2010
Babies don't need baby food. At 4-6 mo they can start on fork mashed food and feed themselves. La Leche League has been recommending this for over 30 years. My oldest son is 30 so that's how I remember. Banana, sweet potato, and avocado are good first foods. Cereals are hard to digest and can cause problems in some babies. They were invented to get iron in babies before they figured out how to get iron in formula and it not taste so bad that babies wouldn't drink it. Now that formula has iron babies don't need cereal. Of course they are going to leave it on the market as long as people buy it.
You want your baby to be lean. Lifelong health problems and health problems associated with weight can start in infancy. At 6 mo your baby should have about doubled birth weight. If your baby was 7 pounds at birth then your baby should be 14 pounds.
Answer by Gailll at 10:54 AM on Jul. 29, 2010
I meant to say lifelong health problems can start in infancy.
Until a baby is 12 mo they need 32 oz of formula a day. Formula is important for brain growth. The most important task in the first year is brain growth. Human milk is best and formula (cows milk) is a distant second. Cows aren't very smart. Most other foods aren't good for brain growth at all.
The studies vary but if a child is breastfed a long time it can be an ave. boost of 10 IQ points vs formula babies (controlling for parents' IQ, income, ect.). You want to give your baby the formula avantage over solids. Those 10 IQ points can mean a lot if your child has an IQ that is low or high.
Answer by Gailll at 11:03 AM on Jul. 29, 2010
Answer by jeter4u2 at 11:25 AM on Jul. 29, 2010