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Old 10-25-2019, 06:50 PM
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how much should a 6 month old eat and drink in a day?
We have a child who is here from 7 am to 4pm. Mom brings us two 4 ounce breast milk bottles. Mom wants her to eat 1/2 a jar of stage one (and only stage one) peas, green beans or apples. She hasnt tried meat. No cereal, oatmeal or rice, she thinks shes allergic to wheat. This poor baby cries pretty much all the time if shes not sleeping or being held. How much should she be getting?
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Old 10-26-2019, 08:14 AM
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I recommend that you get a cacfp food serving chart and post it in your entryway near sign in. Along with giving a copy to the parent in question.

Go here to print out
https://www.cacfp.org/marketplace1/c...sesame-street/


Child is not required to eat meat at 6 months or at all (those Jarred meats are disgusting). Not all doctors recommend cereal as first foods. The food program doesn't even require anymore. Child can get protein from other foods besides meat, like dairy or eggs.

As for the milk, DCM needs to provide the maxium daily per meal according to the chart. The infant doesn't have to drink it, it just has to be available. Blame it on state laws, if have too. But you need more milk per day.
Solid foods are optional at this age, they are more for practice and the focus needs to be on the milk (bm or formula) for daily calorie intake.
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:20 AM
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how much should a 6 month old eat and drink in a day?
We have a child who is here from 7 am to 4pm. Mom brings us two 4 ounce breast milk bottles. Mom wants her to eat 1/2 a jar of stage one (and only stage one) peas, green beans or apples. She hasnt tried meat. No cereal, oatmeal or rice, she thinks shes allergic to wheat. This poor baby cries pretty much all the time if shes not sleeping or being held. How much should she be getting?
She should be eating as much as SHE wants to. I'd require much more breast milk (I have had breastfed kids taking 8 oz bottles 3-4 times a day at 6 months of age sometimes), along with more solids. At this age, I would be OFFERING a full jar of baby food mixed with around 4 tablespoons of cereal at each feeding and letting the child eat what they wanted to. Sometimes I feed jarred food, sometimes I feed whatever the other kids have (pureed, if necessary), but always offer at least 6oz of food each sitting and I don't limit milk at all. I have NEVER had a child overeat who was under 4 years old. They eat what they need.
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Wow at 6 months she should be getting WAY more breastmilk, unless mom is up feeding her several times a night, which might explain the tiredness of the baby.
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