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Feeding schedule for YOUR 4-5 month old?

Just curious as to how many times a day you're feeding? What you're feeding? and how much you're feeding your 4 or 5 month old babies?

My DS is 4 and a 1/2 months old. I breastfeed-alot! I call him my little snacker, lol. But recently we've started giving rice cereal & homemade babyfood. So basically he's getting breastmilk on demand and also getting babyfood 3 times a day. Babycereal for breakfast, a mashed up fruit for lunch (we've done banana and apple so far) and he gets dinner (we've tried greenbeans, avocados, and squash.)

I should mention that he sits up unsupported and is able to lean towards the spoon & open his mouth to eat and lets us know when he is full. So he was ready and capable of eating before we decided to start on solid food!

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wishwish

Asked by wishwish at 5:02 PM on Mar. 1, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • at this age, i still fed my boys on demand with the breastfeeding. I started 2 out of my 4 boys on rice ceral once a day at this age, but waited with my 3rd son until he was 7 months and with my 4th son...well he would NOT eat baby cereal or baby food so he was close to 6 months before he was on an eating scedule. He is 10months now and still nurses about 6 times a day along with eating table food. That is great he is sitting up without support. Sound like you have things under control.
    team21

    Answer by team21 at 5:44 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • At that age, with both of my children, I was only EBFing, on demand.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 6:47 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • All of my kids were EBF on demand until 6 months. They always nursed pretty frequently, at least every 2 hrs during the day, and a few times during the night.
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 7:01 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • At 4 months mine were breastfeeding approximately every 3 hours (except at night when they slept around 9-10 hours), no solids.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 9:13 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

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