I'm concerned, reading some things on the internet that my son's diet might not be what it should be. He's at my mother in law's during the day, and is offered an 8 ounce bottle at all feedings but doesn't always eat the full 8 ounces. I think on average throughout the day he has around 30-35 ounces of formula.
He has a bottle when he wakes up (typically between 5:30 and 6:30), 2 bottles at my mother in law's throughout the day (usually one around 10 and one around 3), then he has a 4 ounce bottle with 1/2-full container of Gerber stage 1 baby food mixed with 2 ounces of rice cereal. He may have a few puffs for a snack right after. Then he has a bottle at 8:30 for bed.
We just started the baby food a few weeks ago, started with veggies and moved to fruits. I didn't want to do more than one feeding with baby food until he was used to it....which he is slowly but surely working up to...he's starting to move his mouth to the spoon and opening his mouth without me having to shove it in there. lol
He also drinks water here and there out of his sippy cup....not so much as a snack/drink but because we are trying to get him used to the sippy cup since he isn't really all that into holding his own bottle but LOVES trying to grab at a cup if you're drinking out of it!
Should he be having less formula and/or more solids/baby food?? Is it bad that he isn't on a breakfast/lunch/dinner type of schedule yet?
Oh, also, he's a BIG baby....he's in the 97th percentile and has been really since birth. He's around 24 lbs at 7 months.