how much should a five month old eat?

25/03/2008 at 07:15
hi my 5 month old is now eating purees and porridge. i recently started giving him some puree at lucntime as well as he seemd to want it, but over the last few days he seems off his bottles so could i drop the lunch time food for the time being/. he is havin 5-6 8oz bottles a day?? is this too much? he was sleeping thru hte nite but has woke up the last 2 nites at 2.30 screaming for a bottle? feel like u get over one hurdle then u find several more to get over, but i cant fiind any real good advice on how much he should be eating. thansk for any advice x x x
25/03/2008 at 09:55
hi there

I didnt start weaning my lo till she was 6 months, however her daily intake of milk / food was:

7.00 - 7oz bottle
11:30 - puree follows by 6oz bottle
3.00 - 6oz
6:30 - 7-8oz bottle

I then gradually introduced a puree in the morning for breakfast and dropped her 7.ooam feed by 1oz then each time i added more food i would drop an oz off her feed if that helps in any way

25/03/2008 at 09:57
Could he also be waking due to teething? rather than actually being hungry? but the bottle just settles him? have you tried maybe increasing the puree you currently give him?
08/04/2008 at 15:58
Im also weaning my 5 month old. He scoffs the lot and I need to increase the amount but wasnt sure what to do with the volume of milk so I will take your advice Annarule.

I only started weaning him last week so still in the early stages and he gets

7am ish - 7oz bottle
11 - baby rice + 7oz bottle
3 - pureed carrots + 7oz bottle
7pm - 7oz bottle

When should I introduce breakfast?
09/04/2008 at 07:44
Hi there

Chloes routine was slight different to yours as i didnt introduce any food at all on the 3.00 feed, just left that as milk till slowly reducing it till when she was 8 months i then dropped it and replaced with a snack like a bit of fruit.

I started off with the 11:30 - food then after 3 weeks or so, introduced breakfast, left that for about 3 weeks then introduced a 5.00 meal. All were in small portions. Once she seemed settled with that i gradually increased the food until trial and error got it right

hope that helps

11/12/2012 at 10:04
11/12/2012 at 10:45
My son is almost 6 months
He has
8 8oz
12 8oz with porridge
4 8oz with more baby food
8 8oz
12 8oz
4 8oz
He is eating so much and no matter what i do he still wants it
I've tried everything to see if it's other reasons he wants all that food
Any tips what I could do
28/12/2012 at 13:17
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