Is my DS eating too much?
Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:54 PM
I havent been on here for a little while now, but DS has just really started to grasp the whole eating thing and now i am worried he is eating too much! (he will be 7months old in a few days)
I am a first time Mum so any advice would be appreciated
8am: wake up - 1/2 a weetbix, 1/2 (55g) jar of puree (apples etc) and 180ml formula
12pm: 1/2 jar (55g) of food (pumpkin/potato etc), 1/2 (55g) of custard and 180ml formula
4pm: 1/2 jar (55g) of food (pumpkin/potato etc), 1/2 (55g) of custard and 180ml formula
8pm: 180ml formula and bed.
I would appreciate any advice you ladies / gents have to offer
Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:13 PM
7am BF + 1/2 cup rice cereal & fruit
11am BF + 180ml formula
5:30 1/2 cup Vegies + 320ml formula
I was always told to feed babies until they refused? Worked for the other two anyhow....
ETA this morning it was almost 1 cup of food. We are galloping towards one whole cup but I am resisting as it's freaking me out a bit!
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:45 PM
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:09 PM
My son's just gone 8 months and his day looks like this.
Breakfast 8am ish: 1/2 weetbix and 1/4 bit of toast
Lunch 1ish: 2-3 tablespoons of whatever mash is on offer, or about 10 little chunks of meat, veg, fruit or bread/cracker (about thumbnail size)
Dinner 6pm ish: 2-3 tablespoons of whatever mash is on offer and then a couple of teaspoons of fruit mash.
He also has about 5 breastfeeds a day and one overnight.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:54 PM
At 7 months he was eating 3 meals of a few courses at each (finger and mashy meals, meal + fruit, yogurt/custard to follow) + morning/afternoon tea and 3-4 bottles too.
He always ate alot more than the other babies I know. He was also the biggest child too.
Follow what the other girls have said. Feed til he refuses, if he is tolerating it well (not throwing up etc) than that is what is needs. All babies/toddler are different..some live on air and can be chubby and some eat like horses and are skinny (like mine!). There is no rule that suits all.
Enjoy that he is eating well! Maybe give him some soft finger foods so he can feed himself too, if he's into food he'll enjoy that too.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:01 AM
Will definitely be taking your advice and just going with it until he refuses.
He seems very happy with my feeding schedule as well as the amounts he is having so will just keep doing what i am doing
Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:29 PM
I wouldn't worry at all sounds to me like he has worked out he likes food and is tucking in!
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