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  my daughter is 6 months old. I started feeding her cereal twice a day when she was 4 months old and have since slowly started fruits and vegetables. right now she is getting a total of 24 ounces of formula plus cereal ( 2-3 tablespoons) and a fruit or veggie (1/3 of a tub) twice a day with her 1st and last formula feedings.

is there a particular schedule I should have her on? should I be giving her solids more than the twice a day that I've been doing?? I'm not sure if I'm giving her too much or not enough - she is 21 pounds at 6 months (Dr. didnt seem too concerned though).

 

what type of cshedule do other moms have their 6 month olds on??

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Hi Maureen!

I started cereal and fruits/veggies at 4 months as well. My daughter just turned 5 months old and is still getting the hang of food. She loves it but it's hit or miss with how much she takes in. She does take about 24-30oz of formula a day though along with anything additional I give her, which could be the same 2-3 tablespoons of cereal (with formula) as you do along with 3oz of baby food (sweet potatoes seems to be her favorite). We had to skip her last doctor's appointment because my son was sick, but we're going Tuesday so I'll be getting a better idea of the schedule she should be on (my son was eating way differently 10 years ago, lol).

I have been looking around though to see what is "recommended" and found this guide on Gerber's site: http://www.gerber.com/supportedsitter/nutrition_and_feeding/support... (they also have a neat meal planner: http://menuplanner.gerber.com/).

To be honest, I am a big fan of feeding on demand so if your daughter is gaining normally and isn't spitting up food (which can be a sign of eating too much) then I think you're doing fine. :)

I plan on doing more of a breakfast/lunch/dinner schedule along with some "snacks" and a breakfast "by itself" bottle and a before bed bottle when my daughter starts to eat more solids. :)

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