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Quantity of diet for 7 month old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hello
User :   we have a question about our son
User :   he's 7months old
Doctor :   yes we are here only to help you
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   it's very simple really, we just would like to know how much is the right amount to feed him.
Doctor :   are you feeding him anything apart from breast milk?
User :   yes, rice, veggies, a tiny bit of chicken breast
User :   it looks nice and healthy.
Doctor :   ok
User :   so does he. Shall we let him eat until he's completely full ?
Doctor :   then there is no standard scale of measurement for this age especially om terms of food
Doctor :   cause each baby has its own growth demands
User :   so we should use his appetite as the reference ?
Doctor :   the best way to asses is the babies hunger and satisfaction content
Doctor :   yes absolutely dont force anything
User :   that's perfect. Thank you very much. This is a brilliant service.
Doctor :   just feed when hungry.
Doctor :   always welcome.
Doctor :   this is called demand feeding

Doctor :   is there anything else i c=can do for you?
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