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sarahbb123 Sun 09-Feb-14 23:18:48

Hi my 8 month old loves her food ! She will eat whatever I'm eating. She's under a peadiatrian who is useless..
Basically she's very slow to put on weight (1kg in 5 month) but she eats so much. I had a theory that she doesn't get full and tested this out .. When we went out for a meal she ate a whole adult size portion and still had. The rest of her food the rest of the day ....
Has anyone got any ideas ? Or experienced this ? She hitting all other milestones well most ... She refuses to crawl but can walk holding on

geekaMaxima Mon 10-Feb-14 09:03:19

Was she referred to the paediatrician for slow weight gain? Why is the paed useless? Dud he/she order a batch of tests to rule out an underlying cause? 1kg in 5 months really is quite little gain at that age, especially if she's eating a lot.

Even at 8 months though, most of her calories should be coming from milk. Most solids - unless you're explicitly putting her on a high-calorie diet - is lower in calories than bm / formula, so every mouthful of solids displaces a mouthful of milk but leaves her with fewer calories overall. Is she still bf / ff lots?

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 10-Feb-14 15:05:10

What geeka says.

gretagrape Mon 10-Feb-14 16:17:09

My son isn't having problems putting on weight but he is similar to yours in that he doesn't have an off button. I had to put it to the test because I kept being told that ALL babies turn away when they've had enough. After a meal about half the size of mine (with a full bottle one hour each side) I realised that's crap!
I regulate his portions myself now and as he doesn't cry before meals or wake any earlier I have to assume he's eating enough!

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