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how much baby food should a 4month old eat? Hikaru Katsu 1 child; Japan 641 posts
7th May '13

at LO's last pediatrician appointment we were given the okay to start him on cereal and baby food since formula wont keep him full. LO really seems to dislike the cereal, not sure if it is because it doesn't taste like anything. i had been trying for 2 weeks and no progress. well we bought him puree carrots last night and he had a few tiny spoons of it and seemed unsure of the taste at first. gave him more tonight and he wanted keep eating it but we stopped him at half of a tablespoon. his stomach has seem perfectly fine both nights thus far but im still not sure how much i should be giving him.



edit: and when i was saying he wasn't sure of the food at first he just seemed shocked it tasted different. he took it from a spoon and was swallowing it fine.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15218 posts
7th May '13

None. Solids should wait until 6 months and cereal is nothing but empty calories.

MissMommy04! 4 kids; Eau Claire, Wisconsin 2939 posts
7th May '13
Quoting Hikaru Katsu:" at LO's last pediatrician appointment we were given the okay to start him on cereal and baby food since ... [snip!] ... a tablespoon. his stomach has seem perfectly fine both nights thus far but im still not sure how much i should be giving him."


I wouldnt give him any... 6 months is the youngest Id even consider starting solids.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112711 posts
status 7th May '13

at 4 months my son was on 1 stage 1 jar a day and 32oz of formula.

The Great Deku Tree 1 child; Kokiri Forest, IN, United States 4185 posts
status 7th May '13

No solids until 6 months. Most pediatricians don't yet have updated information about when to start solids. Your baby is unsure of what to do with food because his little body isn't ready for it yet. Give him another couple of months :)

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7012 posts
7th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" None. Solids should wait until 6 months and cereal is nothing but empty calories."</blockquote>




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The Bear and The Bird 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42577 posts
7th May '13

None at all.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
7th May '13
Quoting VeggieBurglar:" No solids until 6 months. Most pediatricians don't yet have updated information about when to start ... [snip!] ... baby is unsure of what to do with food because his little body isn't ready for it yet. Give him another couple of months :)"

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Then you can skip baby food and just go straight to table food.

Belle De Jour Due October 8; 2 kids; Kentucky 17573 posts
7th May '13

None.

☮Sugar Magnolia 1 child; Indiana 18295 posts
7th May '13

Sounds like he's not really ready yet.




But, my daughter had reflux reallybad, so she was on rice cereal to keep her formula down. She was eating one 2 tablespoon bowl every day.

Hikaru Katsu 1 child; Japan 641 posts
7th May '13

but formula doesnt keep him full. sometimes he'll try and down 10oz or more in one sitting. we always try to stop him at 6oz or so making sure he burps and what not. but when somehow he ends up getting 8oz or more he just throws up all over. and the past 2 nights he hasn't been waking up frequently after having a little puree for dinner.
i've already had to make it clear to SO's family to not give him any puree when im not around because he ends up drinking god knows how much formula when no one wants to pay attention to his intake.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15218 posts
7th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Hikaru Katsu:</b>" but formula doesnt keep him full. sometimes he'll try and down 10oz or more in one sitting. we always ... [snip!] ... when im not around because he ends up drinking god knows how much formula when no one wants to pay attention to his intake. "</blockquote>




Their digestive systems cannot handle real food this early, and introducing foods too early can cause allergies.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112711 posts
status 7th May '13
Quoting Hikaru Katsu:" but formula doesnt keep him full. sometimes he'll try and down 10oz or more in one sitting. we always ... [snip!] ... when im not around because he ends up drinking god knows how much formula when no one wants to pay attention to his intake. "


some babies are ready earlier than 6 months. You can skip cereal though and just do purees.

Belle De Jour Due October 8; 2 kids; Kentucky 17573 posts
7th May '13
Quoting Hikaru Katsu:" but formula doesnt keep him full. sometimes he'll try and down 10oz or more in one sitting. we always ... [snip!] ... when im not around because he ends up drinking god knows how much formula when no one wants to pay attention to his intake. "


If he's throwing up the formula have you asked about possible reflux?
Or, does he have a paci? Maybe he just wants to suck on something.

Hikaru Katsu 1 child; Japan 641 posts
7th May '13
Quoting Uncle Obama's Banana:" If he's throwing up the formula have you asked about possible reflux? Or, does he have a paci? Maybe he just wants to suck on something."


he doesnt have reflux, he only throws up when he eats too much. but a lot of the times he insists on eating more than 8oz. we've tried multiple types of paci, even a teething one since one of his molars is cutting through a bit but he wont take them. i've tried giving him apple slices to chew on and it almost looks like he was trying to eat it.