Babies: 9 - 12 Months

How much table food = a meal?

Right now DS still has a puree for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with whatever table foods we are eating. He doesn't eat nearly enough table food for it to be considered a meal alone. What portion sizes do you use if you only give table food for meals?
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Re: How much table food = a meal?

  • I just keep giving him food until he stops eating.

    For dinner, he usually has something to munch on while I get things ready (a piece of fruit usually), and then a few cheese cubes or a Babybel.  He'll have some meat (about 1 baby fist) and either a handful of mixed veggies or 5 or so broccoli spears.  Sometimes toast as well, and always a sippy of whole milk.

    He doesn't always eat it all, and some ends up in his chair or on the floor, but he eats till he's full.

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  • I just keep giving her food until she acts like she is done. When they are first learning to eat table food, I dont think it matters how much they eat. Let them eat until they are full, if they aren't hungry you can't force it. I wouldn't worry, she wont starve herself!
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  • Since I breastfed i find it natural to let her eat 'till she shows me she's done.  Sometimes she's hardly hungry and other times she pulls her chair out and slaps the booster 'till I get the idea that she wants food NOW :-)

    Usually for breakfast she has a couple spoons of scrambled egg, some toast or sausage, and a banana.  Some times she finishes it all and then other times she only eats about 1/2 of it.  It goes that way with most meals.  She no longer drinks formula. We switched to whole milk all the way a few days ago.

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  • imagesimplejude:
    I just keep giving her food until she acts like she is done. When they are first learning to eat table food, I dont think it matters how much they eat. Let them eat until they are full, if they aren't hungry you can't force it. I wouldn't worry, she wont starve herself!

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  • Liam eats a LOT for breakfast & lunch... dinner he mostly snacks.

    breakfast= 1 whole banana, 1c. oatmeal, 2 turkey sausage links & a handful of puffs... sometimes some pears too

    lunch- whole grilled cheese, cup of fruit chunks, cup of veggies, some puffs...

     

    *whole- I tear it into pieces but he eats the equivalent of a whole banana & grilled cheese

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  • imagedunvilles:

    Liam eats a LOT for breakfast & lunch... dinner he mostly snacks.

    breakfast= 1 whole banana, 1c. oatmeal, 2 turkey sausage links & a handful of puffs... sometimes some pears too

    lunch- whole grilled cheese, cup of fruit chunks, cup of veggies, some puffs...

    *whole- I tear it into pieces but he eats the equivalent of a whole banana & grilled cheese

     

     

    wow!! I WISH my boys ate like that! I have 2 questions- 1- do you still give him bottles? and 2- when did you start finger foods?

  • I read that a good guideline is 1/4 of what an adult serving is.  So if a piece of bread is a serving - then 1/4 of a piece for your LO.  We are still on mostly purees too - only because if I give my LO fresh steamed broccoli, he'll throw it on the floor.  If I give him the zucchini broccoli medley from Earth's Best, he can't eat it quick enough!
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