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Q&A: When do you start giving babies more than one feeding?

Dr. Christine Wood, M.D


Q I started feeding my baby rice cereal when she was over 4 1/2 months old. I did this once a day (in the evening) for two weeks. She was bored and still wanting food, so the doctor said to start vegetables and try oatmeal. She loves vegetables, and anticipates the food. Now, in the morning when we eat breakfast she whines and stares at us for our food. Especially the bananas. When do you start giving babies more than one feeding?

A If the baby is doing well with the solids, you can start to increase giving it to her twice a day. I will usually progress after 6 months of age to 3 times a day. They will often take about a 1/2 jar on average at her age at a sitting, although some babies want more.

Some days, you may see she seems really into her solids, and some days she may be less interested-- and that is fine. I usually recommend one new food every 3 to 4 days, or even longer if you have family history of allergies.

Dr. Christine Wood is a practicing pediatrician in Southern California. She is the author of "How to Get Kids to Eat Great and Love It," a book that addresses the issues of why and how to feed kids healthy. You can visit her website at http://www.callyour

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