Weaning advice please?? Did I give too much? (Also in weaning/feeding)
My DS is 51/2 months and i started weaning him 2 days ago
On Friday I gave him a bit of mashed sweed, then yesterday i gave him a small pot of mashed butternut squash and a little pit of pear.
He ate it really well, obviously some of it came out of him mouth/ on the bib ect and he kept opening his mouth for more, but my friend said today that i should only have given him a few spoonfuls as too much would be bad for his little tummy!
Have I broken my baby?? I've read that food too early can cause digestive problems, but he is 51/2 months and HV agreed that he was showing signs of being ready, I'm worried that i gave him far too much
He has been fine all day, pooing as normal and happy.
Am i being ridiculous? It wouldn't be the first time...
I worry about the same thing but I think I've given birth to a hog We also started around five and a half months, maybe slightly earlier and she was quickly onto three meals, I've been giving her home made meals (fruit & veg purées, plus cereal for breakfast so far) and was expecting her to only want a spoonful or two but I'd say she'll eat roughly the size of a small jar each meal, maybe slightly less. I think she could eat more though as she always seems upset when it's finished and I have to distract her with a toy. I know people say you can't overfeed a baby but I don't want to make her so full that she refuses milk (no danger of that so far either!)
She seems really happy though and isn't having any problems with her tummy, other than her nappy output is far more frequent so I assume it's not doing her any harm.
Good luck with your LO, I reckon if he's happy enough to eat that much then it's fine to carry on
Weaning is pretty individual - mine wouldn't eat a bite until 9 months, yet yours wants a full pot. As long as he seems happy, satisfied, no tummy pains, and is keeping up with his breastfeeds, then just follow his lead. Have fun!
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