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How much food is too much? 5mo

We started our 5mo on purées about a month ago because she showed IMMENSE interest and our pedi gave us the go— she’s been doing amazing with it all! We give her 1 jar for breakfast and 1 for dinner, nothing is forced, she loves it! She hasn’t shown signs of wanting less formula though, so she still has about 24-26ounces in addition to the purees...is that too much?? The pedi said we should know if she just started refusing a feeding, which she has done before so I know she’s possible of communicating that to us. Thoughts?

  • Momof1
    Sep 24, 2018

    My son had that much formula al the way until he was one then we weaned him off

  • Xandi
    Sep 24, 2018

    You know what’s best for your baby but personally I think 24-26oz is too much but that’s just my opinion your the mother and if your pediatrician doesn’t think it’s to much then do what you think is best

  • Kendall
    Sep 24, 2018

    My ped said milk intake should NOT decrease when starting solids. Says that food is just a fun supplement but all nutrients are from formula/bm still at that age. She always recommended to be sure he had a bottle an hourish before offering solids so that he’d be full off of milk and not food until closer to the year mark. But overall, that doesn’t sound like too much to me! If she’s refusing purees then that’s ok, as long as she’s still having her formula :)

  • Kat
    Sep 24, 2018

    As she gets older, she'll get more calories from the baby/table food but my son didn't start doing this until about 7/8 months. Of course i always nurse before giving him table foods but he's eating every 3-4 hours now. Like you said , if she refuses to have a feeding don't force her. I had to get used to this recently, i was so used to my son nursing every 2 hours that I'd get frustrated when i tried to feed him and he didn't want it lol it was his way of saying he wasn't hungry and i thought he was refusing me lol. You'll know when she's not hungry :)

  • Kristina
    Sep 24, 2018

    I started purees with my now 5 month old a month ago and I'm still breastfeeding on top of it. I have no idea how much he drinks while he feeds, haha, but he seems to be doing just fine with both

  • Hillary
    Sep 24, 2018

    Babies eat when they're hungry. They havent learned the bad habit of overeating yet. So as long as she is showing hunger signs and not turning her head or shaking no, or stopping nursing herself, let her eat!

  • Jessie
    Sep 24, 2018

    Well with my baby, she’s 8 months old, she has her days where she prefers more food than bottles. I usually give her a bottle in the early morning when we wake up and then just go with my day from there. Lunch time and dinner I give her baby food. And then in between us bottles with baby cereal. She wakes up in the middle of the night as well for another bottle.

  • Amber
    Sep 24, 2018

    Right now formula is more important because of the nutrients your LO needs for proper brain growth. If you notice she’s wanting less formula cut back a little on the baby food. Try giving her a bottle, then see if she would like some baby food after. The formula will give her the calorie intake she needs plus help her develop the proper technique for eating with the baby food.