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September 20, 2013

Hungry, Hungry Hippo



As a newborn Dylan was eating at a 9 month old level and blew the mind of both myself and his pediatrician who had never heard of such a thing. My husband and I were concerned by Dylan never feeling full and at one point we called the new parent hotline to see if it was okay to stuff his face like he was requesting. All the nurses and doctors assured us it was okay and insisted that we give him as much milk as he wanted and to not stop until he was satisfied. A few months later his pediatrician told us we were likely stretching his stomach and we should try feeding him less so that his stomach could return to a normal size. This annoyed me and I continued to feed Dylan to his heart’s content. 



Now, at seven months he is drinking exactly what he should be and it's been a while since his eating habits have been excessive or surprised me. That is until last night when Dylan ate an entire 3.5 ounce pouch of Gerber Organics. Normally a pouch of food lasts 2-3 days but dizbaby would not give it up! He was whining and pouting after each bite, opening up his mouth for the spoon that wasn't coming quick enough for him. According to Dylan, there's no problem with speed eating baby food. I’m glad he's a good eater and doesn't seem to take after his dad who is as picky as can be, but at the same time I don't want a fatty brat that yells at me for not rapidly stuffing his face into a food coma. But regardless I got the memo:  FEED ME OR ELSE!