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Dear Sir/Madam,

My baby girl is 10 months old and is around 8-9kg now. She started eating solid at 5 months old.

My question is how much food should I serve her as she eats quite a lot and seems to be always hungry. Normally I feed her with formula milk and porridge.

My husband always stop me when I am going to feed her more as he is afraid our baby will over eat. As a result, my babysitter is also afraid to give her too much food.

Kindly advise.

Asked by SY Chai - Posted 4 years, 4 months, 1 week, 1 Day, 22 hours, 8 minutes ago.

Dear SY Chai,

It is very lovely to hear that your baby girl likes her food.  8-9 kg at 10 months is good weight. Not overweight.  You mentioned that you offer her milk and porridge. I assume that is her daily diet. At this age, your daughter should be having 3 meals of semisolids and 3-4 bottles of milk a day. The 3 meals are breakfast, lunch and dinner and milk early in the morning, at ‘tea’ and ‘bedtime’. Occasionally, some children will have another milk feed around midnight.

The amount a child can and will eat varies from child to child and age. I suggest you offer your daughter healthy real food and allow her to guide you in the amount that she wants to eat. Do not force or ’ trick’ her to eat more. Offer her more if she is interested. What is ‘a lot ’ to one parent maybe ‘normal’ to another.

Let her enjoy her food and introduce variety into her diet so that she may learn the many different delicious tastes.


Regards,

Jennifer Hor
United Kingdom trained Nurse and Midwife
Specialty : Early Parenting Skills and Parentcraft Education

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