I've been reading lately about a typical 7-8 month old eating schedule and then started worrying because Henry definitely does not get a food pyramid in his belly everyday. In fact, sometimes I FORGET to feed him solid foods. You can bring my mother of the year award right on over!
The boy likes nursing. Eight or nine times a day. We introduced solids (pears and applesauce) at six months. Never did cereals because the doctor says no good. Now, he eats breakfast (waffles, banana, muffins) and lunch (cheese, crackers, etc) at daycare. If we are eating at the table he'll get some version of fruit. We've successfully introduced steamed carrots, diced peaches and Ritz crackers (definitely it's own food group) all of which he feeds himself.
But other than that, he's a milk boy all the way.
My goal is for breastmilk to be his primary food source for 12 months. I am winning the battle - barely.
According to this chart, he's doing OK. And since he's eating meals at daycare, he probably doesn't even need dinner. But then this article tells me he's probably malnourished.
As for suddenly nursing again at 1 a.m., 3 a.m., 5 a.m. and 7 a.m.? I don't need a chart to tell me that I need some help. And caffeine.