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How much protein (meat) for baby of 8 months old?

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whosthis Wed 19-Jun-13 19:45:21

Hi, my little one is becoming a real good eater. I now put about 3 cube of meat/fish mixed with about 3-4 cube of vegetables for his lunch. For his tea, he's having about 1 tube of white fish. Most of the time, he finishes them all.

I have just been unsure if that's too much meat/fish for one day. But otherwise, he's so hungry, I don't know what I shall use to fill his stomach. Pasta?

The guidelines I read everywhere are talking about a few coffee spoons' of meat. And they say baby can't consume so much protein. Am I giving him too much?

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 19-Jun-13 20:08:01

Do you think you might be over thinking this a little too much this? At that age dd just ate whatever we were having, and I didn't really keep count of the amount of carbs, fat and protein.

If he is hungry, is he still taking all of his milk feeds? There's very little you can feed them that is as calorie dense as the milk. Weaning is more about exploring taste and texture rather than filling them up smile

If you are thinking of introducing some breakfast soon, there is a good thread here. Have you thought of introducing some finger foods too? smile

whosthis Wed 19-Jun-13 20:43:16

Hi, JiltedJohnsJulie, he's already having all... Breakfast with cereal porridge and bread and cheese as finger food.

He's having his bottle before the meals, so he would only want that much even if his stomach is still quite empty. About 600-700ml per day, I guess that's enough.

I have no intention to fill him up with solid food, but he's just hungry. The other day he became really fussy after he found his lunch pot was emptied... That's why I kind of aim at filling him up now... I haven't tried pasta yet. Probably will try this weekend.

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 19-Jun-13 20:56:32

600floz is the minimum really until he is 12 months, so he may well be feeling hungry. What does his day look like? Perhaps we can tweak it for you smile

poocatcherchampion Wed 19-Jun-13 21:02:14

I'm not sure what a cube/tube is but we don't give meat or fish at every meal - maybe 5 times a week. She has protein also from cheese and eggs (I think that's protein but I hardly know) and occasionallyi toy with beans and pulses. We eat more meat than dd as she finds it chewy and often spits it out and I make her other yummy things, esp with fish.

I'd just be giving little portions of normal meals too try, and keeping up with the milk.

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 19-Jun-13 21:10:28

poocatcher think you need to tell us how you got your name, or is it too early? grin

As for weaning, that's pretty much what we did.

Who have you read the MN weaning info? Its very good smile

poocatcherchampion Wed 19-Jun-13 22:20:16

think of my hands like a big baseball glove deftly catching poos as the pop out grin

-- i might tell you the real reason in the morning - its not half as good as that --

poocatcherchampion Wed 19-Jun-13 22:20:30

strikeout fail!

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