Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: topaz_sa | 2012-01-13

Q.

Can you feed a baby too much

my boy is 10 months old, and just loves his food. When I dish it up, it just looks like so much in the bowl, and I am sure he is not going to finish. But he does, and he willingly opens his mouth for the next bite.

He has 5 very heaped tablespoons of ceralac in the norning, a whole no. 3 purity fruit plus a few teaspoos of yogurt for lunch, and about 350ml of veg and meat puree for supper, with small snacks in between.

How much should a 10 month old be eating - is 350ml too much, because it does look like it, but I figure, if he has had enough he would turn away and not open his mouth?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby certainly is a good eater. The only way to know if he is indeed eating too much is to know what he weighs.If you let me know about his weight I will advise you further. I do suspect that your son just has a very good appetite and he is on a good diet.

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