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I'm wondering what your LO's feeding schedule is like? How many Ounces of formula and solids are you giving throughout the day?
My LO started on 3 meals a day around 9 months old. This has been our schedule for about a month or so:
Up at 7am - 6oz bottle
8:30 am - breakfast, usually oatmeal and fruit or whatever we are having
11:00am - 6oz bottle
12:30pm - lunch, usually whatever we are having or some chunky baby food with fresh steamed veggies, a sweet potato, pasta, etc.
3:30pm - 6oz bottle
5:30pm - dinner, varies
7:00pm - 6oz bedtime bottle
He doesn't always finish his bottles, I feed him food until he is full or turns his head and he usually has 1-2 snacks per day.
7am Bottle, 5-6oz
8:30 Breakfast, whatever we are eating. If I do a puree he eats around 4oz.
10:00 Bottle, 4-6oz
1:00 Bottle, 4-6oz
2:00 Lunch, whatever we are eating. I always give him finger foods for lunch.
4:00 Bottle, 4-6oz
6:00 Dinner, whatever we are eating. If I do a puree he eats about 4oz.
7:30 Bottle, 4-6oz
Sometimes he gets snacks in between.
7am: 7oz bottle
8am: 6oz solids
10am: 7oz bottle
12pm: 4-5oz solids
1:30pm: 7oz bottle
4:30pm: 7oz bottle
6pm: 6oz solids
We've been on 3 meals since 9 months and have quit purees about 2 weeks ago. We just follow his ques and he has his own little pattern. This is our typical schedule:
6am - 11 oz bottle
10:00ish - Breakfast - Bite sized fruit and whatever we are having with a sippy of water
2:00ish - Lunch - Bite sized veggies with whatever we're having with water
5:00pm - Dinner - Same as lunch
6pm - Bedtime
He also takes a snack bottle; but that time varies, sometimes it's in the morning and sometimes in the afternoon.
He use to take a bedtime bottle, but now he refuses to drink it. That's been going on for about a week now.
To preface, I am still nursing and doing BLW (so no purees). My best guess on the amount DD eats during nursing is based on my typical pump sessions while at work.
7AM: nursing session 5-6 oz.
8:30AM: Breakfast (typically oatmeal with fruit, wheat germ & ground chia seeds)
10AM: Bottle or sippy cup of pumped BM 5-6 oz.(or nursing session if I am home)
12:30PM: Lunch varies (a protein: black beans, lentils or tempeh, with steamed and cubed veggies)
2PM: Snack (if desired) typically cubed fruit (apple, pear, banana or kiwi)
4:30PM: quick nursing session 2-3 oz.
6PM: Dinner (whatever we eat- we're vegetarians)
7PM: Nursing session 5-6 oz. at bedtime