HELP! Feeding a one year old

Whitney - posted on 08/10/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I recently took my one year old to the doctor and his weight and height are above average which is to be expected because my husband and I are both tall. So all of that is great but my son seems to constantly be hungry and inhales his food. I have a hard time putting food in front of him to teach him to feed himself because he will put too much in his mouth and I am terrified of him choking. He has never met a food that he does not like which is good because we are able to give a variety but he is always hungry. Any suggestions on slowing him down or foods that will keep him full longer? Is this normal?

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Sarah - posted on 08/10/2016

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In general kids will go through ups and downs with food. Sometimes they are eating everything in sight and other times eating almost nothing. To help with hunger make sure you are feeding high protein meals. Snacks make sure are healthy....fruits and veggies. He should be eating 3 meals and 2 to 3 snacks a day. Snacks are a couple hours after a meal. Also watch when he wants food. Make sure snacking is due to hunger not just because (bored, sweets, others are eating, etc.)

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