hiya i am worried if my 8 month girl is nt eating enough in the day. her routine is
up at 7 half 7 has a 7oz bottle of milk
8.30 bowl of porridge
10.30 a rusk and 5 oz juice
12.30 half a jar of stage 2 food followed by a fruit pot of yoghurt
1.15 5oz juice
2.30 puffs or rice cakes with 5oz juice
4.30 half a jar of stage 2 food followed by a fruit pot of yoghurt
6.00 a yoghurt
7.30 8oz bottle with half a rusk then bed
she currently weighs 21lb 3oz
just wondering if she is getting enough
In my opinion, she needs at least another bottle or two in there. Her diet seems low on protein and very high in carbs. She doesn't need juice at all--just plain water and fresh fruit (or preferably veggies.)
I agree with Brocallie. At this age, babies still get the majority of their nutrition from their bottles of formula or breast milk, and they should still be getting a 6-8 ounce bottle every 3-4 hours. Food is mostly just for fun (and teething help!) until after baby reaches a year old.
She has alot of juice in her diet that she doesn't need. I'd replace some of that juice with milk or formula. Dr.'s don't even like to give babies that age water yet, they don't need liquid beyond their milk or formula. Do you give her vitamins?
When you say "milk," do you mean formula? Or breastmilk? Or are you giving her cow's milk?
At 8 months old I was of the opinion that babies should still be having either formula, or breastmilk every 2-4 hours -- at least.
Her weight sounds like it's in a good place to me, so good job! If you get some more formula or breastmilk bottles into her routine, I think what you're doing will be perfect for your baby! I'd cut the juice though ... or at least only give it to her every once in a while -- as a treat.
I agree with others on here. Baby should be having about 20 oz milk a day. Give baby water to drink. Try and get away from giving baby much in the way of "baby food". What you're trying to do is get your baby used to eating solid food. If you use baby food you then have to get them used to eating what you eat. Cut out the baby food.
As babies grow up they need to learn about food and enjoy the same family foods that you all eat. Babies do not need baby food, but it's handy for convenience and emergencies.
Part of babies growing up and eating the same food as us, is enjoyment of a meal and participating in a social experience. Try and get your baby to eat some of their food when you eat as a family.
Milk plays the major part of a baby's diet until they are at least 12 months.