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my baby eats. i have never, NEVER had to convince her to eat. she eats until you take the food away from her, and if you do that too early there is hell to pay. i'm worried that she's already developing an unhealthy relationship with food, as a snack will cheer her up when nothing else will. she can eat an entire cereal bowl of peas and then hang on your pantleg and beg as you try to eat something yourself. did i mention that she is officially off the bottom of the charts. perhaps she has a tapeworm. a typical day for violet goes something like this: 5 am nurse, 7 am nurse, 730 whole organic banana, ice cube portion of wild blueberries, whole grain cereal, and cheerios. 800 beg while i eat breakfast. 10 am nurse. 1130am sweet potatoes with tofu and brown rice, boca sausage, whole wheat and millet bread. 12:00 beg while i eat lunch. 1:00 nurse. 2:00 goats milk yogurt with avocado and flax seeds, whole wheat and millet bread, bananas or grapes. 4:00 nurse. 5:00 peas and garbanzo beans with millet and coconut oil. and dinner from my plate. 730 nurse. she quite seriously eats enough to sustain a full grown man. yet she remains shrimpy.

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ChiroMum said...

Wow, I really didn't realize she ate that much! I don't even think Bee babe could get all that in. Then again, maybe V is just going to be one of those people with an awesome metabolism (the people I'm insanely jealous of as I can LOOK at a piece of food and gain a pound!).

gone said...

OMG. Seriously. OMG.

sweetviolet said...

chiro- i try to explain to people, and it's just difficult to convey HOW MUCH she eats. conor and i certainly don't have the metabolism gene, so i don't know where she would get it.

cbt- and still 16 pounds...frightening.

gone said...

Gillian is topping 30 lbs and I have to practically force food down her throat lately. It's quite frustrating, really.

Ayn Marie said...

wow!!!! good appetite!!! hayden is probably 17 pounds....she would nurse all day long if I let her. she LOVES to feed herself, she hardly ever lets me feed her...

sweetviolet said...

cbt- probably a more common problem than mine. i always read things like "don't expect toddlers to have more than a few tablespoons of food at a time" and v eats bowls full. one suggestion i've heard is letting them graze. having a "nibble tray" with boiled egg pieces and avocado and pasta and such.

ayn- v DID nurse all day back in the day. that's awesome that she loves to feed herself. messy, but fun.

Melliferous Pants said...

My younger sister was able to put away an ENTIRE box of cereal (in one sitting) at the age of five. She no longer eats to that extreme but she has been blessed with something I was not: fast metabolism. She's still skinny.

Eric said...

Holy cow. That's a lot of food for someone so small. But at least everything she eats is healthy.

sweetviolet said...

pants- i probably could have done the same thing...and as you can see from my previous post, baby v likes cereal as well. floor cereal even.

eric- i'm mildly obsessive about the healthy food.

gone said...

Mildly, huh. Militant perhaps. But good for you.

sweetviolet said...

i do tend to go off the deep end.

WunEyedDog said...

There's nothing wrong with being a big fan of healthful foods. Even if we do sometimes take it to the extreme.

fat little pug said...

I think your baby is hollow...perhaps the WIC people would like to look into this and produce an informative pamphlet on how to dertermine if your baby is hollow.

Ayn Marie said...

I am also pretty big on giving hayden super healthy food. I am now trying to work on what I feed myself as well...because she sees me eating and she wants what I have. I always bring healthy stuff with us over to grandparents house because they love to fill their grandkids full of junk.

gone said...

I think it's awesome that you give your daughter only the healthiest.
It is sooooooo important. I just dont' know what to feed her and I can't afford to by all that organic stuff. literally.
I bet she's just going through a growth spurt. Gillian was eating a lot at one point and then STOPPED

I don't know what happened but we weighed her yesterday at the doctor's office and she was 26 lb.
Baby V know how to eat, there is nothing wrong with that. :)

sweetviolet said...

...she's biting my toe right now.

if it's a growth spurt, it started the day she was born. she has always eaten this way. we can't afford it either. but buying our food at the commissary helps a little. i'm getting worried that there's no off switch.

 

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