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11/07/2013 at 14:39
I have a 8 month old and she is not a big eater, but is not fussy with food. I have given her a variety and she has eaten it well. Yesterday I went to see the HV and a weight check and I was surprised that she had barely put on 100 gms in 6 weeks (no illness or loss of appetite) that would contribute to no weight gain.
The HV told me I am not feeding her enough during meal times. She doesn't eat more than 2-3 tablespoon portions. Knows when to stop when full.
Normalily it's half a weetabix for breakfast so I was told to up that to a whole one. And as for food portions it's got to be 5 tablespoons full of anything that she eats! I really don't think she will manage that much. But I am trying to increase it slowly. She guides my when she is full and turns her face away if I offer any more.
in addition to this I was also told to reduce her milk! No milk first thing in the morning just straight down to breakfast. Tried it today and she just puked up (due to teething).
12/07/2013 at 18:52
He seems to be eating a bit much, but honestly I wouldn't be worried or get worked up at all. When my child was that age he ate just about that much. I would recommend just try to gradually lower their portions over time, and eventually they will get used to it and not eat as much! Best of luck!
04/06/2014 at 14:19
My Amelia Rose has 9oz bottle first thing then a whole Weetabix or porridge with blueberries and half a banana an hour later. She then has 1 whole slice of toast with cheese and chunks of fruit for a mid morning snack, then lunch at 12 which will be something like shepherds pie with peas and carrots yoghurt with fruit for pudding, then has a small snack mid afternoon such as rice cakes or breadsticks with hummus. Teatime will be another bowl of food such as turkey and vegetable risotto, I try not to give her pudding at this meal but sometimes she screams to be fed more so she may have custard with fruit finally the day finishes off with a 9oz bottle about 20mnsbfre bedtime!!!! Amelia is on the 91st percentile but has been from 3 weeks old!!!! She is now 8 months old and weighs about 24lb. This is a typical day however sometimes she will eat more than this but never less the greedy monkey. Hope this helps
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