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how much to feed my baby

my son is 6month and 26 long n on solids wondering how much formula n solids should i be giving him i do not want to over feed him ty

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Asked by joanna10285 at 10:56 AM on Aug. 7, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i know with my dd, should would eat until she was full, then she would refuse to eat anymore!

    Answer by mommylisar at 10:58 AM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • Your baby should get around 32 oz of formula a day until 12 mo. He can feed himself fork mashed foods. Babies are less likelly to over eat if they feed themselves. Make sure all foods are nutritious (feeding isn't just for practice). Weight is more important than length. You don't want your baby to get overweight because problems associated with being overweight and obese can start in infancy. The growth charts are averages not ideal weights.  


    Answer by Gailll at 11:02 AM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • Stick with the same amount of formula he is already taking... give it before he has his solids, because it's the most important. And then with solids start with feeding him once/day how ever much he wants after drinking his bottle.... usually it's 1-2 oz of baby food.
    As he gets older intoduce more meals so that he's eating 3 times/day like you do... but his milk intake should stay about the same.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 11:04 AM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • ty

    Comment by joanna10285 (original poster) at 11:06 AM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • Yes, he needs about 32 oz of formula per day, and food is secondary - he doesn't NEED it, it has little nutriotion to it, but he NEEDS the 32oz of formula til he's a year old.

    Answer by 4time-mom at 12:43 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • You won't overfeed him. He'll only eat what he wants. Babies learn how to over eat from their parents, so never force him to clean his plate. That's how bad habits begin.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 3:53 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

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