Hi Janos, if he's gaining weight and is happy, sounds like he's getting the right amount
my dd2 has just turned 7 months and on a typical day she has
bowl of porridge/weetabix with yogurt/ and some mashed up fruit
4-5 cubes of veggies/chicken/fish and then some mashed up fruit
and usually a bit less for supper
I also give her a little snack after her morning and afternoon nap
she isn't on any finger foods yet apart from what she picks up off the floor!!
thinking it over I think my daughter eats more than your son. If you think he's hungry, you could always offer more?? dd lets me know when shes had enough - . She's not on bottles, I bfeed her about 6 times a day
IMO Janos your ds sounds fine. Why not try giving a bit more food tho and having some left over rather than thinking he might need more.
Does that make sense? Eg I was giving ds (8 months) a weetabix for breakfast and he was polishing it off so I gave him 1.5 weetabix and he usually leaves a little bit. At least I know he has had enough though.
Hi Janos! My DD is nearly 8 months and eats very similarly to yours. The only thing is, she has started being sick loads.. so I cut down slightly on her milk intake, going from 3x7oz to 2x6 & 1x3 but more solids with the 3oz. This does'nt seem to have helped & it makes it worse as she crawls alot even though I keep her still after her feeds for a while. How do you know whether you're over-feeding them if they are always happy to take it if you're giving it to them? She would feed all day if I let her & she's only a little dot, not over-weight at all. What's the answer?
my ds will be 8 months next week just a quick question, does everyone give a two course meal ie savoury and sweet at lunch and evening meal i've only been doing a main course but am now thinking perhaps i'm not giving him enough
Chicagomum, my dd is just over 7 months and I've been giving her savoury and sweet at lunch and tea for a while, purely because she gets bored! She won't eat larger portions, but she'll eat more if it's something different. If I could get away with only preparing one thing I would!!
Hey chicagomum I offer both for lunch and tea and some kind of fruit for breakfast. No fingerfoods yet - but he will nosh on a rusk occasionally and is just starting to eat a few bits of lunch meat. I tried a bit of cheerio this morning but he just looked at me like I was crazy. Mollymoomin - you may want to consult your GP about the throwing up - maybe a food allergy or something else could be causing it?? I hope it gets figured out soon!
my HV always said to me, "remember that at this age, its about experimenting - the majority of the nutrition will/shoulld still come from milk until they are about 1 yr - so don't worry too much about quantities and focus on taste, texture, and fun!"