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BLW - portion sizes

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talilac Mon 21-Jul-08 10:05:28

DD2 now nearly 8m, BLW and enjoys her food. She has developed her self feeding skills very quickly and gets a lot of what she is given in!

Only thing is that she can sit and munch for aaagees and often seems to eat past the point of being full. This is something she'd do as a tiny baby - bf and bf until she was over full and then throw it all up. Except this time I think its making her bunged up instead.

So I don't want to offer too large portions. But nor do I want to offer too little. So what size portions should she be having - are there guidelines somewhere?


ruddynorah Tue 22-Jul-08 23:53:05

how much milk is she having?

ExterminAitch Wed 23-Jul-08 00:00:18

no guidelines, i just used to stop when i was bored, iykwim, on the basis that eating is part-social. are you happy with her milk intake or worried that's going down?

ThingOne Wed 23-Jul-08 00:48:35

My DS2 went through a phase of this.

Why don't you try offering her 3/4 of what made her throw up last time? I have fed my DS2 (now 2) little and often since he was about nine months. It's better now but for a while it was every hour and a half. Tbh, it's a pretty healthy way to eat, just a pain for the parent!

talilac Wed 23-Jul-08 22:48:30

Milk intake seems fine, she is bf and does stop when shes had enough now. Its just solids where she doesn't seem to have an off switch.

She doesn't throw up anymore, that was when she was tiny. But she gets quite constipated and I've been wondering if thats linked to her Terminator like consumption of all foods placed in front of her!

Shes not a large baby, consistently 25th percentile so maybe I should just let her go for it until I've had enough of sitting there as you say, Aitch. Or indeed the little and often route!

ExterminAitch Thu 24-Jul-08 00:10:38

i suppose that you could offer her more prunes... that'd solve the problem, perhaps explosively so. wink

talilac Thu 24-Jul-08 07:48:24


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