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September 19th, 2013, 09:27 AM
1st time mom
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 945
Every baby I know seems to be eating something different.

I know a 8 month old baby who gets to eat small pieces of grilled cheese sandwiches..
A 9 month old baby eating grape halves and snack puffs...
A 7 month old baby eating Cheerios and humming on apple slices..

All I give my almost 7 month old (besides a bottle) is puréed foods. She gets puréed fruits, veggies that I blend for her at home. She doesn't have any teeth yet.. Surprisingly. And she has stopped showing an I terest in the foods I make for her. She willingly takes 2 bites and then she's done.

Other babies I know that are 7 months are eating whole jars of food. That seems like a lot to me because I make a small 2oz thing if food and all but two spoonfuls goes in the trash. Every time. Is my baby not ready for foods? Is she bored? Should I give her snack puffs to try? She is 95th percentile for weight, she is growing healthy and just fine. I'm just wondering what I should be feeding her and why she doesn't seem to want any table foods anymore.
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September 19th, 2013, 04:01 PM
Super Mommy
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 673
My baby is prolly 20 pounds and 7.5 months and is only getting breastmilk. We tried a little food at six months and it wasn't worth it too me. I will prolly EBF for a year. When I worked at WIC we always just considered food entertainment the first year anyway. Some peds recommend BFing a whole year especially if there are risks for food allergies. Like you said, everyone is different. I am not worried. The only thing that stinks is I am still up every 2 hours at night but I am used to it.
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September 23rd, 2013, 05:16 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2011
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I am in the April PR but my baby was born March 4th. She is 6.5 months and is eating purees. She eats 2 ounces twice a day and in a few weeks we will increase that to 3 times a day. She has loved everything we have given her so far (except one vegetable mix). I think it all depends on the baby. I talked to the mother of a really large baby and she said her baby was eating (4) 16 ounce bottles of formula per day and 3-4 four ounce jars of food.
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