How much food? Portion size questions, please help!
Well, Harry was 6 months old yesterday so we are now weaning him
He's had some jars of food (my mum is coming over tomorrow and I will use the time to make a load of stuff myslef) but I just don't know how much to give him
Cos this is all new to him I have been giving him half a jar of the stage 1 organix/hipp organic purees. I have also given him some finger foods.
He started the day with a breastfeed.
He had half a jar of a fruit breakfast meal and a rusk (would have taken more if I let him) and a brestfeed.
He had half a jar of mixed veg and juice and some banana at dinner followed by a breastfeed. Again I limited him to half a jar,
He had half a jar of a veg/meat puree and then half a jar of a pudding puree and some juice for tea and a breastfeed, I again limited the portion sizes and he would have taken more if I let him.
He then had a breastfeed before bed.
The thing is, everyone I have spoken to (HVs, other mums, breastfeeding peer support worker) all say he won't have more than a few spoons at a time and will let me know hes full but he seems to want to take LOADS! I don't want to over feed him but I don't want to starve him either!
How much should I be giving him?
Should I be concerned about him taking whatever is offered?
He has a breastfeed after each meal (about 10/15 mins after) each meal.
He doesn't complain when I take food away but would have more if offered it!
Bless him, he likes his food. If he's ok with it & I dont think it's much. I dont have a big eater so I cant really comment on quantities. But when I give Omar sth he really likes, like pasta for example he doesnt stop openning his mouth, so I try to limit the quantity to 2-3 tbsps which is what he usually have for lunch. We properly weaned at 6.5 mnths & we went for real food. Jars usually r not so filling esp fruits & veggie ones. I think once u start intorucing real food he will start taking less.
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