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Offline Leann

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How much food and how often?
« on: July 31, 2005, 14:05:56 pm »
I'm just curious about how much solid food I should be giving and how often.  My 5-month-old has been on solids for about 10 days.  Right now I'm giving him food after 3 of his feedings every day.  I don't give him more then a tablespoon of rice cereal because it constipates him, so I usually give him a tablespoon of cereal plus one ice-cube size portion of fruit or vegetable per feeding.  I leave out the cereal sometimes entirely.

Am I giving him the right amounts?  He'll finish it all each time, but I don't know how to tell if this is enough.
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2005, 17:25:34 pm »
If he's finishing it all, I'd try just a bit more.

They are usually pretty good at letting you know when they're done - at least mine was!! lol  He'd clamp his mouth shut, or turn his head, or just get fussy.
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2005, 17:52:29 pm »
Our son's are a day apart  in age and I also began solids about 2 weeks ago.
I give ds 3 T of rice cereal in the morning and he polishes it off AND has some milk after. So I also think that giving your ds a bit more won't hurt. If rice constipates him then why not give just a veg or just a fruit?
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2005, 18:51:20 pm »
Sometimes I do give just a fruit or vegetable.  I guess I'm stuck on the cereal because it seems like that's what EVERYONE does and so I figured he was supposed to have some.  That's probably a silly reason!

I have several kinds of cereals but have only given him rice.  Are there kinds that will be easier to digest?  What kind do you do after rice?
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2005, 16:46:39 pm »
Leann, I have all the same questions :D ..I started my daugter a couple of weeks ago on rice cereal with applesause pr pear, just once per day.  do they have rice cereal just once per day? or more and when can i introduce veges?  i gave her a taste of squash and she loved it!
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2005, 19:57:35 pm »
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They are usually pretty good at letting you know when they're done - at least mine was!! lol  He'd clamp his mouth shut, or turn his head, or just get fussy.

Getting fussy is Kelsey's cue.  Her ped. said to offer 4-6 tbsp of cereal, rice and now I can try oatmeal, in 2-3 feedings.  Yet I don't always, sometimes just the fruit.  But maybe baby food companies sell it mixed together now.  I cut back on the food if she stops drinking all of her bottle as she normally would.
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