When Are You Giving Snacks 7 9 Month Olds

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DB - October 5

I haven't really been offering snacks, besides puffs (she can't get in her mouth)...and biter biscuits (she tried to swallow a huge chunk and nearly choked-no more of those for a while), I have given a fruit right after her nap when she wouldn't finish her breakfast...so what else can I offer and when??? (cheeses and yogurts are no-no's due to a cow's milk protein intolerance).Or should I just offer an extra serving of a fruit or veggie?!?! And I'm so confused about bottles. Seems like whenever I don't have one ready, she's crying for one, and when I offer one, she drinks 2 oz...ugh!! I"m wasting not only my formula, but my frozen bm!! Bottlefeeding is hard!!!

 

DB - October 5

oh yeah, she's 8 months btw.

 

DDT - October 5

Hey DB. Caden is also only still getting teething biscuits & puffs. I usually give him a few after every meal so that I can wash up while he goes at it. I just went out today and bought some new things to introduce. Banana, cottage cheese, pear & apples (which you can bake and cut into chunks the size of the tip of your pinkie finger). Brown bread to cut into toasted wedges with a light layer of cream cheese on top.

 

DDT - October 5

BTW he loves the wagon wheels...gobbles those down without a problem...he loves them!

 

DDT - October 5

oh I also wanted to say...I've read of lo's being allergic to cow's milk but still being about to eat cheese & yogurt. Have you tried? else cheese shredded or chunks is a good finger food to.

 

alida - October 5

My dd is 7 months and I haven't really started snacking as I'm just trying to get the whole formula/solid thing down. She's not drinking enough formula so I don't want her to fill up on snacks. I did buy the biter biscuits and she holds it and gnaws on it a little but thats it. Do you have her on a good schedule? Is she hungry for snacks? How much time pa__ses in between feedings? Sorry so many questions but I'm trying to figure out a groove for my dd and I! :) Oh, and I think you can start yogurt just not cow's milk to drink...that Yo Baby organic yogurt (Stoneyfield Farms) may be a good idea for you to look into...I'll google it. Maybe its 9 months for yogurt???

 

alida - October 5

DDT- we posted at the same time! :) Yogurt is okay to give? I am jealous that Caden drinks 24oz and eats so much! Great job!! :)

 

DDT - October 5

Hey alida! There is some debate over when to introduce yogurt. Either at 6 months or 8-9 months is a good time to introduce. If you think your lo might be lactose intolerant or something then waiting until 9 months may be better. Caden drinks formula which is milk-based so I knew he wouldn't be intolerant. I introduced it to him at around 6.5 months old. He loves it. I buy the Stonyfield Yo-Baby brand. I am SO happy Caden is drinking more formula...he had me worried for a while there! He gets cereal (5-6tbsp) for breakfast, about 6 tbsp fruit, yogurt or tofu for lunch & about 6 tbsp veggie/meat or bean combo for dinner.

 

DB - October 5

Well, the whole milk thing is confusing...what happened was when Audrey was 5 weeks old I supplemented her feeding with 1.5oz of regular formula and her poop was green and bloody for the next day...so they told me it's not the lactose, but the protein of the cows milk...BUT, most babies do definitely outgrow it, which is why I'm wondering if I should try a bit of cheese or not. Seems a good soft cheese would be tasty snack! Alida-we have no set schedule!! I feel like I'm still kinda winging it. I work 4 full days per week (was 5 days til this week), so I feel way out of touch with Audrey's schedule. I feel like i'm the babysitter! Horrible feeling. But, the apple and pear chunks are great ideas for sure! Bananas too! I will have to discuss milk-products with the ped next month. I'm guessing he'll give me the go-ahead by then.

 

alida - October 5

Doesn't sound like you're the babysitter- just that you are a busy mom w/a lot on your plate! :) Don't worry- I stay home and I am definately winging it too! :) :) Good luck....

 

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