Feeding your baby

Jasmine - posted on 06/07/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )

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Im a mum to my beautiful 13month old son he was born 9lb 12oz he is a big boy and a big eater i was just wondering how much other parents feed their babies each day as latley my friends and family have been telling me im feeding him too much! and that he will be overweight and what not! I dont belive i am even though i know he does eat alot me and my partner joke sometimes that he eats more then the pair of us! But i see it as his a big growing boy that loves his food ill give you a example as what he would eat during the day,and would love all your thoughts and curious to see how much other babys would eat over a 24hour period thanks again :)
wake up (brekkie) 2 weetbix with cows milk or poridge with cows milk and banana
snack -a biscuit
snack-a apple
lunch-2 slices of toast with nutella or another spread or 2 sandwiches
snack-biscuit
snack-yogurt
240ml bottle of cows milk before his nap
dinner-12month baby food meat and veggies
dinner-baby food tuna and veggies
desert-custard
then a 240ml bottle of cows milk before bed
then about 11pm another 240ml bottle then will sleep through till morning and starts again .... also throughour the day he has his sippy cup of water :)

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Sharon - posted on 06/14/2011

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Hi, My son was born 9lb 4oz, he ate heaps and loved his food, he was known as the weetbix kid at work. hahaha loved his weetbix. he was a chunky little boy, then he was diagnosed with add/adhd/odd/anxiety separation disorder, I fought this for 9 years with no meds until we could not do it any longer and for his sake and the family he was put onto ritalin he lost so much weight, he is now 12 years old his meds have just been changed to concerta and we are pleased to say he has started to put some weight back on he has now just reached 40kilos and is almost 5 foot tall. When he lost all his weight he hit 28kilos. You are doing nothing wrong you baby boy is just growing and he will not eat if he is not hungry. you are feeding him great food, when he starts to walk/run he will drop a bit of weight and probably eat more anyway. you are a good mum. just go with what you think is best for your baby. love sharon

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that sounds about right. just give him health food, encourage activity, and remember there different growth spurts one in size (height or weight) and one in brain development I think there might be more but not sure. and if your worried about his size when he was born and what that means. I was 9 lbs 8 oz when I was born, now 30 years old and I am 5 ft 4 in (so just short or average depending on the clothing I am looking at) and weigh 120 lbs, I eat lots of food to. he is to young go worry right now, if the doc is not you should not.

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To induce a sweet tooth at such a young age is, imo, setting your kid up for unhealthy eating habits. Sorry, but that's my opinion. My kids didn't have nutella until they were 5, they could only have it on whole wheat bread, and it's considered a desert, not meal. You feed your kid junk, your kid learns to eat junk, and even if he's a decent weight now, you are setting him up for a lifetime of bad eating decisions. If you give your kid Pepsi and Mountain Dew all day he'd love that too but that would be irresponsible. You're the parent and a 13 month, the 13 month old is not the parent.

I'm sorry, but this is my big soapbox issue. Heck, I made all my kids' baby food so they would learn what food tastes like over the tastes of refined sugar, corn syrup, and fillers. Even if he's a healthy weight now, either in childhood or adulthood at some point he will be overweight. Right now he's fine because of his activity level, but introducing unhealthy eating habits introduces the chances of preventable diseases that are tied to being overweight or obese if he doesn't learn anything but what you teach him. He likes it because it's sweet and you stick it in front him. Duh. Why don't you try educating yourself on childhood nutritional needs and start looking up some of the numerous medical studies that talk about the correlation between what they are fed and outcomes for obesity later in life and the health consequences that arise from it.

Jasmine - posted on 06/25/2011

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Thank you all for your responces
@ Elizabeth Pediatrician said he is a healthy boy and i dont have anything to worry about and i give him nutella because he simply likes it i do give him other spreads on sandwich's but that seems to be his fave he wont eat vegemite or cheese spreads

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Why are you giving your kid nutella at such a young age? What does his pediatrician say about his weight?

Cassandra - posted on 06/10/2011

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the friends and family is correct, thats too much, think about diabetes, try to encourage more 100% juice and fruits and water instead of so much milk, if the child does not get active, he is in for a very unhealthy life style, hope that helps.

Sharon - posted on 06/10/2011

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Sounds fine and healthy - doing good job XX (Mum to William 13 months old and Oscar 4 years).

Teresa - posted on 06/09/2011

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I would take a close look at what is in his food read lables carefully. Don't worry so much about the amount more the what he eats. Cut out sugar it can be in biscuts yogurt custard nutella. It can make him eat more. Add protien like meat, fish, and eggs. Or tofu kids love it just hand him a plain chunk. More veggies would help you can make your own baby food with a food processor or just try easy ones like avacado, squash, yams sweet potatos, artichokes he will need help wih the leaves but the heart is soft. Watch out for brocolli gave my son gas. Most people dont realize what amount of foods are processed and can have harmful effects on health. Talk to a nutritionalist for more ideas.

Bexnjames - posted on 06/09/2011

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I wouldn't worry at all, even if he is a chunkier bub he will walk it all off soon! My son was huge as a baby, I swore I was producing cream instead of milk as he was so chunky and ate really well but once he got walking it all dropped away and he is a normal size 2 and a half year old. You are his Mummy and you know him better than anyone else so follow your instincts. You're doing a great job!

Deborah - posted on 06/09/2011

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children eat loads put on some puppy fat then grow through it till the they start again..ive 6 children and his appetite sounds normal..all i would say is try some home cooking

Joanna - posted on 06/09/2011

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I was so glad to see your post as my 12 month old boy seems to eat a lot but actually looks like he's eating having about the same as your little one. I think if they are happy then do what you think is best.

Jesse - posted on 06/09/2011

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if he is growing normally don't worry about it. Babies are different. Never put a baby on a diet just make sure the food is healthy. Tell nosy no goods to mind their own business. If the doctor says he's obese then it's a problem but he is growing right now by leaps and bounds and eating lots is part of that!

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As long as the pediatrician hasn't said anything about his weight you are fine. You are his parent and know what is best, I agree with Sharon about trusting your instincts.

Sharon - posted on 06/07/2011

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Our eldest is 19mths & we were always told that toddlers are great ar self-regulating what they need, and that once they don't need anymore, then they'll stop eating. You & your partner know him best, trust your instinct.

Shannon - posted on 06/07/2011

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i may not know much cause my daughter is only 8 wks but he seems to be eating healthy food and that is what is important. if he's hungry feed him, his body knows best!!

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