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?'s about 8.5 mo old eating habits ❥Me&Boogaman 1 child; Columbus, Georgia 3000 posts
24th Nov '12

Booga will be 9 months on the 9th. I am a little concerned about how much he's eating. He will sometimes only eat 2 or 3 bites of baby food a day. He still drinks regular formula bottles, but I'm worried he's not getting enough. He weighs around 25 pounds and looks healthy, but I would be starving if I only ate as much as he does.What was your baby eating at that age and how often?



TIA :)

Danielle: Jack&Basil'sMom 2 kids; Raleigh, North Carolina 14528 posts
24th Nov '12

Basil is 9 months old, weighs 24 lbs, and is in the 99th percentile for his weight.

He rarely eats anything but formula and breastmilk.

I think his chunky butt is getting plenty to eat! :lol:

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3187 posts
24th Nov '12

Lol. My DS is 8.5 months old also, is 19lbs 6oz, and eats 3 meals of solids a day and nurses a bunch. Your baby might just like the formula more. :)

RonniG Due July 19; 1 child; Plentywood, Montana 2036 posts
24th Nov '12

Babies don't even need food until 1 year. My little boy is tiny and eats sooo much. Like 3 toddler size meals a day and 18-24 ounces of formula. He is 11 months and only 18 lbs. If your baby is drinking formula and not losing weight don't worry. He probably just likes it better. Around 9 months my son refused to be spoon fed and feeds himself. Have you tried little pieces of adult food?

Nussie 2 kids; California 2211 posts
24th Nov '12

Kalea is 8 months. She weighs 16lbs. She nurses on demand and eats a few bites from baby food jars twice a day.

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
24th Nov '12

I'm no help because at 8 months DS had 8 teeth and 4 molars, he was eating 3 meals a day. Real fruits and veggies just steamed. He also had three 6oz bottles of formula a day. But maybe your LO just likes formula better. If lo isn't losing weight I wouldn't be concerned just yet.

❥Me&Boogaman 1 child; Columbus, Georgia 3000 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting RonniG:" Babies don't even need food until 1 year. My little boy is tiny and eats sooo much. Like 3 toddler size ... [snip!] ... likes it better. Around 9 months my son refused to be spoon fed and feeds himself. Have you tried little pieces of adult food?"


We've given him little pieces of almost everything we eat and he makes a funny face and spits it out. The only things he really likes is sweet stuff and drinking out of big cups....lol. He literally fights me everytime I put him in his high chair to feed him.