Feeding Baby | Managing Portions from 0-24 mos

It’s another foodie week–so why not talk about baby food!

I have added a “discussions” section over on the styleberry facebook page which is going to serve as a wonderful resource for any of you who have questions about topics that we chat about here on the blog. Find the current discussions HERE. This is the best place to go if you want to correspond with me, as emails & facebook messages are piling up & I just don’t have the computer time to sit & get to them promptly. PLUS–I have learned so much from like-minded mamas out there and you all are so kind & willing to offer tips, tricks & advice. This is a place for us all to share our knowledge.

Julie asked about portions on the baby food topic & it reminded me that I have a great resource to share with you. I had a really hard time figuring out if I was feeding my baby the right amount of food because there really are very few resources available for those of us that do not feed out of the jar. I met with a nutritionist to go over caroline’s diet & we nitpicked it…because I am crazy like that. She provided me with the following document, which is a great breakdown. You can download the PDF from the Oregon Dairy Council. Hope it is helpful! It is taped to the inside of my cabinet! :)

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I should add a few of things that I did that differed from this chart:

  1. We do not offer juice. at all. She gets milk or water.
  2. I offered new foods every 2-3 days. I always gave her the first taste in the morning just in case there was a reaction. (she had none)
  3. I gave her a fork long before a spoon. She had a blast poking her food & it is much easier to use than a spoon.
  4. I used one box of rice cereal & quickly switched to whole grain & never went back. Next time I will skip rice cereal & start with whole grain. For more on why to skip rice cereal, read about Dr. Greene’s White Out.
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