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Old 12-03-2008, 07:22 PM   #1
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Okay it seems like DS eats a LOT of food. He eats 1 whole stage 2 food for breakfast, 2 whole stage 2 foods for lunch, and 2 whole stage 2 foods for dinner. He just turned 8 months old today. It seems like a lot of food. I am BFing and I always BF him before he eats his food. What do you all think?


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Old 12-03-2008, 08:06 PM   #2
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That does seem like a lot. At his age solids are still just for "practice". My daughter is 14 months and will eat one jar for breakfast/lunch and one for dinner...I know all babies are different, but at 8 months that just seems like too much. Maybe try cutting back a little? Even if you're breastfeeding before giving him solids, you don't want the solids to replace any time at the breast...know what I mean? Or maybe this makes more sense - you don't want to replace a superior food (breastmilk) for an inferior (solids). I'm so tired, I hope I made some sense!! lol
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:07 PM   #3
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different kids eat different amounts. as long as its not replacing the nursing, youre fine. my ds eats like a piggy, but we didnt do baby food, so i dont know how to equate it. it never affected his nursing. if it did, i would have cut him back

we had a little boy when i worked at a daycare who at about 8-9 months would come in starving at 6 am and eat THREE stage 3 jars of food mixed with cereal, and in about an hour would take a full 8 oz bottle. in the 10-12 hours or so he was there, he would take 4-5 bottles and eat baby food 3-4 times.
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