Crying because he is hungery all the time

Jaunette - posted on 01/28/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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He is all way hungry and he can out eat me I am scared he is going to become one of them over weight toddlers. Alls he wants to do is eat

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Elizabeth - posted on 01/08/2013

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Hi Jaunette,
How old is your son? What are you feeding him now that he is still hungry? You might try giving him oatmeal with a little jam in the middle or honey and milk, Watch the sugar, also give him lots of water to help keep him full, This should be helpful
Elizabeth

Helene - posted on 01/08/2013

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Eating more often in small portions is the best way I know of so the child seems to be always eating ...Hope it helps...I'm going thru this myself right now....Helene

Gigi - posted on 01/02/2013

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What kind of food does he eat? Is it a balanced diet? Has he always been like this or is it a new thing? Maybe he has a growth spurt and just needs more food at this moment.
Eiher way, I think nobody should feel hungry all the time, if he has proper meals he should not feel hungry in between. See does it matter what he eats, for example if he has oatmeal with full fat milk for breakfast does it seem to fill him more than peanaut butter on white bread. Also take account of what he actually eats during the day - does he get enough fat an carbs, as well as fibers, protein and milk products? I noticed that some of my friends feed their toddlers low fat/low carb diet with high amounts of fruit and vegetables - and their toddlers seem to eat all the time as well. I am not saying that fruit and vegetables are not good, on the contrary, they are great, but toddlers need to eat fat and carbs as well. More so than adults.

Patricia - posted on 01/01/2013

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I think if you are that worried the next time he goes to the doctor just ask. Also what types of foods is he eating? More proteins will fill him up. Plenty of water in between meals. My Daughter will often fill up with food and forget to drink. If I do get her to drink more she will eat a little less.

As long as he is not overweight and healthy then I would not worry. He is probably just growing and needs the food.

Carrie - posted on 01/28/2009

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It's normal to want to eat all the time - I agree with pp, as long as you're offering him some healthy choices and not junk he will be just fine.

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As long as you're not giving him junk food, your boy should be fine to eat when he wants. Little bodies are good at knowing when they're hungry. The problems come when you start giving them high calorie, low fiber junky food that an adult would eat. Vegetables and fruit are good snack options, as well as protien like cheese and peanut butter will digest and release the sugars more slowly and keep him satisfied longer.

Courtney - posted on 01/28/2009

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Everyone ( including us) should eat 6 small meals a day. Like Colleen said a healthy breakfast, a healthy snack, lunch, a healthy snack ect. is best even for us mommies. From the picture I would say that he is fine. You could if you want to limit the amount of calories because you are concerned, you could try offering him a glass of water or something else to drink first. Sometimes what seems like hunger is actually thrist. Might work. Either way He seems fine. Good luck!!

Colleen - posted on 01/28/2009

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Start giving him vegetables and fruit during the times that he is hungry and its not Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner time. He looks very healthy and not overweight in the pic. My little one eats Breakfast and then a snack and then lunch and then a snack and then dinner and she can have milk whenever she asks for it. Veggies and fruit won't make him fat. Good Luck!!

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