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What should a 9 month old be eating??

I don't like to feed my daughter any regular people food, she just sticks to gerber. Everyone keeps acting like I starve her or something cus I won't feed her stuff I eat. Am I doing something wrong? She drinks formula all day long, and in between she also drinks vegetable and fruit gerber juices. She is also eating Stage 2 Gerber. Should I be feeding her other stuff as well???

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Asked by iri24 at 5:08 PM on Oct. 3, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Does she chew? You could try Gerber 3rd foods

    Answer by GFXMommy at 5:18 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • All 3 of my kids ate what I cooked at that age. Mashed potatoes and gravey is a good one. Any cooked vegies that were easy to smash. Well cooked pastas They are softer.

    Answer by GFXMommy at 5:23 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • I don't think she can chew yet, she just tries to swallow everything I feed her, which scares me because I don't want her to chock.

    Answer by iri24 at 5:24 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • my daughter is also 9 months old. she only get formula when she goes down for a nap or bed. she gets jucies throughout the rest of the day. she hates me feeding her so i switched to fod i eat and she loves it she eats more and she seems happier. she gets 3 meals a day and has a couple snacks inbetween.

    Answer by edgpag at 5:36 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • There is nothing that says your daughter should be eating table food. Some children just are not ready for table food. Breastmilk or Formula should be the main staple of her diet . As long as the pureed food are meeting her nutritional needs then don't worry about other peoples comments...

    8 to 10 months
    *-4 feedings of breast milk or 16-24 oz. of infant formula
    Grains(2-3 servings daily):
    100 percent juice (4 oz. daily):
    Cooked or mashed vegetables (1-2 servings daily)
    Ripe fruit (fresh or cooked) (1-2 servings daily)
    Protein-rich food (1-2 tbsp. daily)

    10 to 12 months
    3-4 feedings of breast milk or 16-24 oz. of infant formula
    Grains(2-4 servings daily)
    Vitamin C-rich juice (4 oz. daily):
    Cooked or raw vegetables (1-2 servings daily)
    Fresh or cooked fruit (1-2 servings daily):
    Protein-rich food (1-2 tbsp. twice a day):


    Answer by tocreatefire at 6:14 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • Your baby should only be getting 4 ounces of juice per day. That's it! the rest of the time should be water from a sippy cup. She is still getting all her nutrients from the formula so the food you give her is to help her get used to chewing and different textures and to fill her tummy. Most babies start transitioning to table foods around 9-11 months. A mixture of both baby food and table food helps them practice and prepare to get off baby food all together at 12 months.

    Answer by twinsmom1107 at 8:41 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

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