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2.25, 4th turd of the day, do I have to give her less food?

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macneil Mon 30-Jul-07 14:28:38

My chubby 8 month old is the picture of health and contentment. Sure, she screams like a banshee when the meal is over, and sure, her little wrists are creased with pudge. I have always been afraid of her becoming a chubster because of formula-feeding guilt, but don't worry, I won't mention this to her when she understands the words. But still, 4 turds already today! Not huge ones, but pretty much human ones, some very respectable for any human!

She's eating:

morning milk, 7 oz
breakfast - 4 scoops Boots cereal with 3 oz milk and 5 raspberries

11 o clock milk before nap, 3 oz

lunch at 2 - Annabel Karmel lentil mush (1 karmel pot size) with some green veg mush stirred in (no fat in the latter, 1 ice cube size)

dinner - Annabel Karmel chicken stew, 1 pot size
1 ice cube of peach puree

bedtime milk 7 oz

But 4 turds by 2.30!!! And this is normal! 5 a day, usually.

magnolia1 Mon 30-Jul-07 14:32:23

So is she only having 17oz of milk a day? That sounds like a bit less than reccomended I think? Maybe increase her milk and decrease the amount of solids for a bit?

macneil Mon 30-Jul-07 14:34:41

21 oz, apologies for random paragraph breaks

macneil Mon 30-Jul-07 14:35:20

I mean, 3 x 7, the middle one split over 2 meals.

magnolia1 Mon 30-Jul-07 14:37:17

Oh yeah, I missed the 3oz with brekkie sorry

I don't know to be honest. Ds1 is b/f so not sure on the milk side but he has 2 solid meals a day (8 months) but still has 3-5 poo's a day.

macneil Mon 30-Jul-07 14:38:38

3-5 is normal for other babies, then? If yours only has 2 solid meals a day, perhaps this breakfast, lunch, dinner thing is too ambitious too soon.

macneil Mon 30-Jul-07 14:39:51

Because between you and me, if I were filling that many nappies a day, I would personally not be able to get anything done!

magnolia1 Mon 30-Jul-07 14:41:31

I am being a bit slow with solids to be honest coz I am lazy I started him at 5.5 months but just can't get into it so do a mixture of mush feeding and blw with lots of b/f and he feeds every 2-3 hrs day and night so it's not actually doing me any favours.
If she is thriving, happy, alert, sleeping ect.... I wouldn't change a thing

magnolia1 Mon 30-Jul-07 14:42:12

True but at least all they have to worry about is picking bits up off the floor and dribbling all over the remote

macneil Mon 30-Jul-07 14:43:35

I am lazy too! I was dragged kicking and screaming into this proper food malarkey, but once I started cooking and freezing and getting the hang of it, and because she's such a happy customer, I've recently managed to squeeze in the extra one in the evening - until recently I gave her a tiny bit of baby rice. But the progress has been accompanied by this poo phenomenon, so I started to worry. Thanks for the reassurance.

macneil Mon 30-Jul-07 14:44:36

Ha ha! Yours dribbles over the remote too? I've been trying to find an M&S toy remote thing I saw weeks ago to try to deter her. But it's her favourite thing.

magnolia1 Mon 30-Jul-07 14:46:05

We have a spare remote and he has that

magnolia1 Mon 30-Jul-07 14:46:31

He did break my mobile phone temporarily with dribble

FunkyGlassSlipper Mon 30-Jul-07 16:20:16

my nearly 8 month old can have anywhere between 1 and 4 poos a day. Is normal for her.

Daisypops Tue 31-Jul-07 13:44:04

My 7 month old usually has 4 a day too. Must be the norm.

maxbear Wed 01-Aug-07 21:00:31

Oooh great a poo thread My dd has always pood lots usually about 3 - 5 times a day. Has settled down in the last few months to 2 - 3 times daily (now 2.5 years old) Ds (4.5 months old) is taking over her old job to ensure that I always change plenty of nappies. Oh for a child who poo's once every few days.

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