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  • Portion size for baby solids

    Posted by melanie20 on March 12, 2024 at 5:41 pm

    Hi Jeanette,

    My 7.5 month old LOVES her solids. She has always been like this since we started and she cries when the food finishes. I’m giving her 3 meals a day now and portion size is at least 1/2 a cup, maybe a bit more if she is really screaming. I don’t want to keep feeding her as I don’t think she’ll stop (!!) but I also don’t want to stop if she’s genuinely hungry.

    What is the correct portion size for a 7-8 month old baby?

    She is still having BM feeds during the day and milk before solids, and finishes the day with a bottle of formula before bed now instead of BM (as of the last week we transitioned to the bottle).

    Thank you in advance ????

    Melanie

    Jeanette replied 1 month ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Jeanette

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    March 25, 2024 at 4:16 pm

    Hey Melanie,

    There is no one correct portion size for all babies. If your little one is indicating she wants more then I would recommend offering it. We don’t recommend restricting or limiting intake at all. Have a read of some of the resources in the library on responsive feeding! I think that will help explain the reasoning behind it for you!

    Thanks,

    Jeanette

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