my daughter is 7 1/2 months old and i EP so she gets breastmilk in a bottle. she has 4 7oz bottles during the night and then in the morning she has oatmeal or some type of breakfast baby food. then she has baby food for lunch with some crackers or puffs things, and water to drink. she has a 4 oz bottle before nap time and then baby food for dinner with water to drink. she is eating the stage 2 baby food. i have tried giving her baby food then a 4oz bottle but it just makes she sick like she is to full. my cousins baby is FF and he is the same age he gets baby food then a 6oz bottle for all meals and the 6oz bottles at night too. so how should u do it? baby food and bottle or no bottle?? im going to be a full time sahm starting monday so i want to get a system worked out for her. Thanks!
Answer by browningmom at 2:44 PM on Oct. 8, 2010
Babies absolutely must get between 28-32 ounces total of BM or FF....this is their MAIN nutrition and calories. Baby food is only a fun thing for practice and nothing else before one. You should ALWAYS give bottle first and then only a little food if she wants any. Remember, her stomach is no bigger than her fist. 7oz at a time is a lot and way more than her stomach size. And food should NEVER take the place of her BM. She also does NOT need a cup of water yet. She needs BM mostly and a little food for fun. Water can come later on after age one and only if she isn't getting BM.
http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/babymenu.htm This is an awesome site for recipes and a sample menu. It is made by doctors and nutritionist. It takes you babies health in to mind when they made it. It is easier than me typing it all out.
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