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So ds, 7 months, has been on goat milk since 8 weeks old because I couldn't breastfeed. He's still drinking that and is eating pastured egg yolks, organic avocado, yogurt and veggies. He is my first and I'm kind of confused about when, what and how much to feed him. Please tell me when and how often you feed yours, what you are feeding them, and how much you are feeding them.<br><br>
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DD is 9.5 mos and still hardly eats any solids (I am breastfeeding). I offer her avocado, banana, sweet potatoes (all organic), and sometimes regular foods from our plates, but she will eat only a couple bites and that's it.
 

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The 7 month old I look after was on cow mild formula (yuk) so I wanted to get him onto solids as soon as possible.<br><br>
He eats Sweet Potato, butternut squash, carrots, parsnip, spinach, basil, brocolli, courgette, butter beans, quinoa, cous cous, brown rice, rice starch pasta, lentils, celery, cashew butter, pumpkin seed butter, swede, corriander, watercress, apple and cinnamon, pear, banana, avacado,blueberries, millet porridge, baby muesli, fresh mango.<br><br>
Over the next month I will introduce yogurt, cheese, pasta, ground almond, almond butter, baked beans, brown bread, cauliflower,amaranth, dried apricots, figs, barley, flaxseed oil, more pulses (he is a vegetarian baby)<br><br>
He has 6oz milk on waking,<br><br>
a bowl of millet porridge or baby muesli made with 2oz milk, with 1 table spoon pureed fruit at 9am<br><br>
4-5 Table spoons of mashed vege with cous cous, nut butter, lentils etc at 12pm<br><br>
a 6oz bottle of milk at 3pm<br><br>
3-4 Table spoons mashed vege with pulses, rice etc at 6.30pm + fresh fruit (e.g 1/2 mashed banana, slice of mango etc)<br><br>
before bed 6 oz bottle of milk<br><br>
from 6 - 24mths a baby needs a minimum of 20oz of milk a day, either as a drink, or mixed in with food. If possible get a goats milk formula that is fortified with iron, as a baby needs more iron in there diet after 6 months.<br><br><br><br>
I will not introduce egg yolk or tofu till 9 months, and egg white or whole nuts till 12 months.
 

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a 7 month old can eat almost anything if they have a pretty bag gag reflex i reccomend purree everything you can, otherwise cut it up tiny and that baby will eat it up! remember babies dont use their teeth to chew they use their gums. to start solids i reccomend starting with peaches, grean beans, banannas,unsalted crackers, cut up noodles, bread pieces
 

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Meat! Babies should eat meat!!!! Soft, mushy meat with a high fat content like stewing meats, and liver are great choices. Babies tend to really like these, too.<br><br>
Grains should definitely be avoided until at least a year, although my DD got whatever we were having for dinner and occasionally the grains would be an integral part of that (like barley in stew) so she did get some grains. (And occasionally she got noodles to play with because they're just FUN <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">) But grains were definitely not a core food - vegetables and meat were.
 

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My 5 month old has breastmilk and a bottle of homemade raw milk formula about once every other day or so.<br><br>
I gave her her first egg yolk today and she gobbled it like a madwoman. It made her soooo happy!<br><br>
At 7 months I see her drinking a bottle everyday and an egg yolk a day. I don't think I'll offer anything more to her until she's 11 motnsh or so, except for teething veggies, like thick slices of cucumber with the skin on and carrots and celery. I'll give her bites off my plate if she asks for it, but otherwise I tend to delay other solids til around 1 year.
 

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breastmilk and she gummed a carrot once and a lettuce leaf a few times. she still has a strong tongue thrust reflex so i'm not pushing.
 

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Mine just mooshed meat and egg yolks with their gums at that age. Or picked up mashed and spit out whatever I was eating <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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At seven months dd was just feeling food out. We started her at the very end of six months and she would take a little egg yolk each night at dinner. Somewhere between 8 and 9 months she really started eating the food. She gets at least one egg yolk a day, usually at dinner. I often serve another egg yolk for lunch or a veggie with butter. I add cream to the egg yolk so it isn't so dry. But when she's done she lets us know by not eating anymore and rubbing what she's got on her face all over. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> She still breastfeeds a lot too.<br><br>
Just follow his lead and trust your Mommy Instinct!!!!<br><br>
ETA: I agree that meat is important. I chew up small pieces and she really really loves it.
 
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