first, how much did the baby weigh at birth. remember children will eat as long as feed them. at 8mths my children were given baby cereal and jar of food for breakfast.(they were over 20lbs at this time) for luch we ate together.(I gave water afterwards) they were given a jar of half veg and half fruit as a snack. for dinner they ate what we ate or had jar food and cereal. at this feeding I gave them water or half bottle of warm milk. you set the pace on when and how much. as long as the doctor's are not complaing you are doing fine. my 11 1/2yr.old is not 4ft. tall and weighs over eighty lbs. im a mother of 6, each child is different. GOOD LUCK!