Venting, but please tell me if you have suggestions.
DS is an amazing eater. He eats a well balanced diet and sometimes eats more than I do..... but it often takes him a very very long time to eat. He likes to chat, which is a good thing to do at the family table. He also chews each bite a LOT of times.
I have found that he cant watch tv, and can not have milk with any meals (milk fills him up too much). I am also cutting back on snacks. Instead of having a set snack time I am going to only give a snack if he asks for one. That seems to make him more hungry for his meals and eat a little faster.
DH and I struggle with this, b/c it's great that he talks with us at the table, great that he chews well and eating slowly is not really a bad thing. But there are times when we have stuff to do and can't spend an hour on a bowl of oatmeal.
Like I said, venting, but please share if you have ideas on this topic!