Is it possible to over feed my baby when she is feeding herself.

Elaine Melissa - posted on 01/18/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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she feeds herself but she eats constantly. not sure if it is ok or not they say kids know when they've had enough

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Elaine Melissa - posted on 01/20/2010

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Her diet is well balanced she likes her yoghurt, fruit and all the food we eat. thanks guys guess i shud just enjoy it while it lasts

Bethany - posted on 01/18/2010

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no, we need to trust our kid's ability to know when they've had enough, assuming it is healthy food. If it's junk, then I'd be concerned.

There is a really rare condition where people don't have the part in their body that tells the brain they've had enough. This gets to be a problem. But if she is in the healthy weight range, I wouldn't worry.

I have read that Parents control the "what", Child controls the "How Much"

Jane - posted on 01/18/2010

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i don't think they can over feed themselves. if she loves to eat, enjoy it. it's an annoying issue for me, feeding, our 2 1/2 yr old is extremely picky, won't try anything new. or 12 mo old won't let me feed her anymore - it's either baby food EVERYWHERE or i cut up table food and she feeds herself. i always like to try to give the little one a bottle on my lap afterward just to be sure she gets enough of the important stuff. i think they get tired after a bit, so i like to be sure.

Natalie - posted on 01/18/2010

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how old is she ...? my 4 year old does not stop eating he eats all the time and im very sure he knows when his had enough ....

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