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7 month old feeding schedule?

I have a 7 month old baby boy and he is a big baby lol he is very tall and weighs just about 22 pounds. I was wondering what other moms on here have as a feeding schedual for their 7 month old. See ever since i started him on solids he will barley take a bottle during the day. He eats about three-four meals a day with a cup of juice at each one or formula. Now during the night he still wakes up and eats. I just recently started giving him 8 ounce bottles through the night to get him sleep longer periods because he was waking every three hours eating 6 ounce bottles but now we got him close to every 5 hours. Im not sure what i should be doing to get him to sleep through the night. Also how many ounces of formula should he be having through out the day time not including though the night.

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:50 AM on Sep. 5, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Total formula should be about 24-32 ounces per day, with formula always given before solids. Juice is not necessary or recommended for his age, it's pretty much just for constipation. Eating at night will end when he's ready, there really isn't much you can do to stop that yet.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 12:54 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • I would recommend not giving any juice to a baby at that age, since it's not a nutritional item that he really needs at this stage in his life. I've had my son (who is 9 months) on the same schedule for the past couple months and he does great on it.

    After sleeping for 8-9 hours, he wakes up, gets a full 9 ounce bottle of formula, then back to sleep. Wakes up, and 4 hours after the first meal, he gets a small amount of formula, a small bowl of rice/oatmeal cereal mixed with a good amount of formula, and 1/2 - 1 container of a fruit or veggie. Then 3 hours later, he gets another 9 ounce bottle, and takes a nap for a couple hours. When he gets up, he gets another round of a small amount of formula, rice/oatmeal, and a fruit/veggie. Then a couple hours later, another 9 ounce bottle, and then off to dreamland he goes. He's been sleeping through the night for 6 months now. Hope that helps!

    Answer by kathria at 12:55 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • He is getting a lot of food during the day, he might be waking up at night just from habit. Try substituting water in the bottle at night so he's not expecting the calories. Eventually he'll sleep through the night.
    Juice in not necessary and is not good for him, it's just extra sugar that he doesn't need. He gets everything he needs from his formula and from his solids.

    Answer by RedRowan at 8:16 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

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