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    8 month old baby diet
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    An_251584 posted:
    Hi,

    My son is 8 month old. How much milk(breast/formula) he should have along with solids? My baby is more interested in solids compared to milk. Is it okay to feed him solids more than milk? What about his calcium content?

    Thanks,
    Pooja
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    scperdomo7 responded:
    An 8 month old should still be getting the majority of their nutrition from breastmilk/formula. That's not to say that they can't be eating plenty of food as well.

    Typically, the amount per day should be between 24 and 32 ounces.

    You can give an 8oz bottle with breakfast, a 4 oz bottle with mid morning snack, then have lunch with some water, another 4 oz bottle with afternoon snack, dinner and then an 8 oz bottle before bed and you've got 24oz of formula/breastmilk right there. Obviously this is just an example, but you can still give him plenty of solids and also get him the minimum daily intake of milk/formula.

    Calcium is found in many other foods (Google "calcium rich foods") or you can look into giving him vitamin drops if your pediatrician thinks that could be a good idea.


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