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sample feeding schedule for 9 month old?
« on: July 27, 2005, 19:37:26 pm »
Hi there ladies,

My DS is now 9 months old.  We visited our doctor yesterday and she suggested that we change things up a bit with his feeding schedule (spread out bottles and solids).  Right now, we're still on a 4 hr feeding schedule.  Recently, his formula intake has greatly reduced.  We'll make a 6 oz bottle, but he sometime will only have 4oz.  Here's what we're doing. 

7am - 6-7 oz bottle, cereal and 1 jar fruit
11am - 6oz bottle, 1 1/2 jars baby food
3pm - 6 oz bottle, 2 jars
6:30pm - 8oz bottle


Our doctor recommends 20-24oz formula a day and is encouraging us to try yogurt and cheese (no eggs just yet) and other table food.

Would love to see sample schedules for a 9 month old!

Thank you!

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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2005, 00:08:28 am »
Here's what my almost nine month old feeding routine looks like.

6-7:  breakfast-  My DS never wanted a bottle first thing in the morning.
        hard cooked egg yolk, whole wheat bagel, fruit, whole wheat    pancake, etc.

9:  bottle:  4-6oz. like you mentioned, my ds has decreased his formula intake

noon:  lunch-  cheese, bread, fruit, veggie of some sort, yogurt etc.

2:  bottle:  usually 6-8 oz.

5:00:  dinner- meat of some sort (diced), veggies, pasta cut up, etc.

7:30:  8oz.

My ds has really stopped taking pureed foods, he would rather have small chunks that he can pick up on his own.  It looks like I give one less bottle than you.

I hope this helps.  I would love to see other sample feeding schedules!



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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2005, 00:55:50 am »
Not quite at nine months but here's what we do:

7 wake
7:30-8 8oz bottle (doesn't want food first thing)
8/8:30 solids, 3-4 tablespoons cereal and fruit cube also finger food. toast bits, cheese, cheerios, bits of poached fruit, etc.
11:30/12 lunch fruit or veg, yogurt, cottage cheese, and more finger food
3-ish 8oz bottle
5:30 solids 3-4 tblsp cereal with veg or chicken and veg and more finger food
7:20 (right before bed) 8oz bottle

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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2005, 21:02:06 pm »
Here's our 'schedule'

7-8  6 oz Bottle
9  Solids (veg/fruit)
12  4-6 oz Bottle
1  Solids (veg/fruit/meat)
4  4-6 oz Bottle
6  Solids (veg/fruit/meat)
8  6 oz Bottle

Sometimes he sleeps late in the morning if we do, in that case, he just has a 4oz bottle and some fruit around 9.
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2005, 22:28:57 pm »
Thank you for your replies...

Can you tell me where your naps fit?  My only bugaboo with a spreadout schedule is that they are likely eating right before naptime.  (Oh, one more bugaboo...it looks like more work!).
How do you schedule the naps then?

Thanks again!

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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2005, 22:54:09 pm »
We have about 2 1/2 hrs awake time between morning awake and first nap, then about 3 between 1st nap and 2nd then about 4 between 2nd nap and bedtime. Dd sleeps usually an hour and 15 to an hour and a half for naps and about 11 1/2 overnight. If it varies time wise (ie, awake time) we just roughly follow the awake periods. Does that make sense? So here would be an average day for us:

7 wake
7:30-8 8oz bottle (doesn't want food first thing)
8/8:30 solids, 3-4 tablespoons cereal and fruit cube also finger food. toast bits, cheese, cheerios, bits of poached fruit, etc.

9:30 NAP until 10:45-11

11:30/12 lunch fruit or veg, yogurt, cottage cheese, and more finger food

2 NAP until 3:15 or thereabouts with the next bottle immediately after waking

3-ish 8oz bottle
5:30 solids 3-4 tblsp cereal with veg or chicken and veg and more finger food
7:20 (right before bed) 8oz bottle

7:30 Bed

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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2005, 13:31:46 pm »
Ok, thank you for all that detail.  It definitely helps!  It looks like many of you offer just 3 bottles a day now, but with more in them!  I think I will give that a try!  He is very fidgety these days, but will settle down for a bottle if "Oprah" is on TV!  Seriously, the boy loves her!