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My bottomless pit

In one sitting, she's eating:

1/2 a chicken salad sandwich
1 small potatoe with becel
1 Tbsp of peas
1/3 jar of pears
2 oz of cheese
then stealing pieces of my meatloaf and inhaling it like crazy.

I was so alarmed at the amount she was eating, I took the food away.

Could she possibly have a tapeworm? I don't understand where she's putting all this food...


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Apr. 8th, 2007 05:30 am (UTC)
shes on a growing spurt.

her body needs fuel.

I bet it would be helpful to a baby like her to give them a teaspoon of non-animal protein powder (there is a great vegan rice based one) and mix it in with some yogurt.I say non-animal because the methanogens in the intestine thrive on the animalbased ones....hence the extra gas.

also by the smae token i bet flax oil would be good for a baby at that stage,good omegas there.
Apr. 8th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
Hmm, what's in the protein powder (specifically) and what brand/where can it be bought?

Yes, the flax oil is definitely something for her to start eating anytime soon. As it is, we're ensuring she's getting canola oil, olive oil, and she loves fish.

Haven't gotten around to buying the flax oil yet though. I can't actually remember seeing it in the grocery store. Maybe it's in a different section.
Apr. 9th, 2007 12:21 am (UTC)
nutribiotic vegan rice protein

http://www.vitacost.com/NutriBioticVeganRiceProteinPowder i've seen vitamin shoppee carry it too.

its a lot of protein for a very small sering size relative to any other protein powder i've ever seen. (15g per heaping table spoon). no,it doesnt taste the best but can be easily masked, that's why I suggest yogurt or apple sauce or soemthign if not just in a sweetened drink of some type.
Apr. 8th, 2007 07:00 am (UTC)
Babies reach an age where they want to explore food. They learn to like tastebuds. When they first try solid foods the tastebuds aren't efectively working. As they begin to absorb the many flavors of food the baby starts to get excited to eat.

It's like going to your favorite restaurant and finding they have an all you can eat for one price deal going. You will get some of everything because you love the food.

She is having a party in her mouth right now, and unless you believe she has a low metabolism, let her eat. You can tell when she should be stopping. Watch her body language.

Enjoy it while it lasts, eventually eating will be boring and she won't want half the stuff you give her. Right now EVERYTHING is yummy. When she decides what she prefers and doesn't, then the fun begins.
Apr. 8th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah honestly I thought that she would start getting picky a few months ago, but she's still inhaling the immediate world.
Apr. 8th, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC)
Moo was never picky and I found that the less I fed her around other kids who went ew the less picky she got.
Eating can be such a fun and healthy adventure. ^^
Apr. 8th, 2007 01:17 pm (UTC)
Time to start buying new clothes. Until about the age of 10, I always knew when Marisha was getting ready for a growth spurt. She'd start eating like crazy. I think her body needed the fuel for the growth. Alexandra is probably doing the same thing.
Apr. 8th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
I highly suspect you're right! I'm so curious to watch her develop; it's just so interesting!
Apr. 8th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
She loves the food.... Have you tasted what she had before???
Apr. 8th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
Hehe, I'm assuming you're referring to formula tasting icky, and I'm proud to say that no formula has ever been in her little tummy :) She was and still is breasfed (which is actually super sweet and tasty), and we delayed solids until she was old enough to start grabbing food off the table. The only baby food she eats is veggies and fruit - usually because it comes conveniently pre-cooked as opposed to that she needs mushy stuff. We taste all of the food she eats (even baby food) and we'll only give her the stuff that we think tastes good ourselves.
Apr. 8th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
This sounds like your standard growth spurt.
I remember hitting one of these around age 11/12, was eating normally, then just started inhaling food and not getting fatter, little did I realize I was getting taller.. fast. Grew 9 inches in 6 months.. went from 5'2 to 5'11. I wouldn't be worried about a tapeworm, unless you've been feeding her raw pork or some such silliness.
Apr. 8th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you're right, it's just that when you put the amount of food she's consuming right next to her, that amount would like, fill up both her stomache and chest cavities... we're talking a massive quantity here!

I'm seriously wondering if she's saving up a couple of huge exploding poops!
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