Re: Is my lo a little miss piggy?
I just read your response to me in the other post about when to start 2nd and 3rd meals (I'm the one with a 10 month old big eater!). My daughter ate like a pig from the second I started her on solids. She ate anything I gave her. My son eats even more. It cracks me up to come to this site and read what other kids are eating because my son usually eats more for breakfast than most other kids eat in a whole day. Babies are good at telling you when they are done. I just keep feeding until he says he's done. For breakfast, he'll usually eat about 7 Tbl of cereal plus about 5 Tbl of fruit. For lunch and dinner, he eats whatever we're eating. He's been known to eat 2-3 pieces of pizza at one meal. You're probably thinking that this kid's gotta be huge, but he's only in the 14th percentile for weight. He has the metabolism that I wish I had! I have a friend who's baby was the same way. He would just eat and eat and eat. I wouldn't worry about it. Your baby knows what she needs. Unless weight becomes and issue, I would feed her until she is full (obviously making sure she gets enough BM in a day - my son nurses about 4-5 times a day on average). Also, just make sure you're feeding her healthy food. But, that's just my advice and I'm no doctor!!!
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