From Bean to Sprout

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Bottomless Pit January 26, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — frombeantosprout @ 4:26 pm

Henry has a crazy appetite. Very crazy. In the past few weeks I can barely a meal to myself. I always have to share with him what I’m eating or he freaks out. He also gets angry if I try to take the last bite of my own meal.  I used to share my breakfast with him but today I decided I’d make him his own buttered toast and cut it up into pieces and made myself two slices of toast with peanut butter thinking that I’d have time to eat all of mine before he even cleared half of his. Well I was totally wrong. He grabbed a bunch of the little pieces and shoved them all in his mouth. Before I was halfway done my first slice, he was done with his. He’s at this stage where he will put so much food in his mouth that he kind of chokes on it. Anyone have any tips for that? I can’t get him to eat one piece at a time.

Anyways, I feel like I’m always giving him food. He wakes up, has breakfast then an hour later I give him a small fruit snack or a cereal bar then he has lunch around 11:30-12:00, goes down for a nap, wakes up and has another snack (a large one!) and then around 4:45-5:00 I give him dinner. He had 4 tablespoons of Jambalaya last night. I just don’t know where it all goes. On top of that I’m still nursing him about 3-4 times a day and he drinks water all the time and the occasional shot glass of whole milk.

Anyone else have a bottomless pit? What are you feeding your baby? Maybe I need to be giving him something a bit more filling?

Watch me shove all of these down my throat in less than 10 seconds

 

Is that edible?

 

This wood fruit seems filling.

 

2 Responses to “Bottomless Pit”

  1. Kelly Says:

    Can you give him one piece at a time (to slow the eating)?

  2. Martine Says:

    I have the exact schedule for Connor – however, I feed him more when it comes to his meals. I’m no doctor but I would say that your little Henry is hungry. 4 tablespoons isn’t that much since he’s almost one. One cup should be about right – he should have leftovers in his plate… better prep more and havae letfovers then not having enough… ò) And I’m also thinking it might have something to do with boys being more hungrier then girls cause I don’t remember Camille eating as much. LOL Try it and let me know how it goes. :o)

    Martine


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