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Am i feeding him too much???

posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Hey guys first time back on here for a while had my hands full a bit sorry. I need some advice. i Have an 8 1/2 month old son and people are telling me i am feeding him too much. he has a 7oz bottle on wake up about 7am, then hour an half later fruit porridge, he will have dinner (1 jar stage 2) about 12, 7oz bottle about 3, tea (1 jar stage2 and a jar pudding or yoghurt) about 6.30 then a 70z bottle before bed about 9pm, he also has snacks of fruit and biscotti's through the day if he wants them. Is this too much? Confused

posted 1 decade 3 years ago
I cant tell you if its to much or not as im not qualified to do so lol. That sounds about right to me though as that is roughly what i was feeding both my boys at about that age (if not a tad younger). I used to give mine 200mls milk upon waking then about a hour later 2 weetbix or fruit porridge then a small tub of baby yoghurt in between breakfast and lunch. They would then have lunch(about 12:30-1pm)depending on there morning nap times then another 200ml milk just before the afternoon nap. When they would wake from the afternoon nap they would have some mashed bananna or youghurt before dinner which was about 6:00-6:30pm which was followed by another 200mls milk at bed time.I would just go by your mummy instincts i knew that my boys needed all the food they were getting and when they didnt want it they would just refuse it anyway.Dont let anyone make you feel bad.
Good luck.

posted 1 decade 3 years ago
If he is healthy and enjoying his food, don't take a blind bit of notice!
my son ate pretty much the same at that age, but was only 17lbs, so I had the HV breathing down my kneck that I wasn't feeding him enough!! IT hard to seem to get the happy medium people 'expect', all children are different x

posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Thanks girls, i am just gonna keep doing what i am doing, he is not overweight he is only 20lb 14oz at the moment, he just loves his food lol. i'm not gonna stop him eating just to keep others happy. im just glad my little man will eat anything, as my eldest who is now nearly two is ssssssssssooooooooooo fussy. As for the clamping and refusing when had enough it doesnt happen he will just keep taking it, never known a babby like him, he will finish his tea and dessert (which arent small by any means) and then still try and steal food off ours and his brothers plates lol. Smile

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
I was told bu my HV that a child's stomach is roughly the size of their fist and to use that as a gauge for feeding JOseph (and to remember that liquid is included in that measurement)

Joseph was a hungry horrice but we have since discovered that he needed all the food he could get as he needed the calories to help him fight his heart condition.

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