Re: My baby's eating habits are about to do me in!
with Tracie. I would back off on solids, and try to nurse every 2-3 hours if baby's demand doesn't come back up on its own. And I am completely that you don't want to get into the habit of offering sweets even if they are chock full of hidden veggies. At this age a baby should be mostly breastfed, with solids mostly for experimenting with tastes, textures, and motor skills, which means that you want to concentrate on nursing and offer only the healthiest solids without the expectation that baby will actually eat them. Since you have a little guy, you might want to offer unsweetened whole-milk yogurt, avocado, beans, and meats- all high-calorie foods- and add a drizzle of olive oil to his low-cal fruits and veggies. That way what he does eat will be really good for him, but won't be so temptingly delicious that he'll tank up on solids and avoid the breast.
to your mom- there's no way she should be offering junk to your baby, particularly without your permission!
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