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Did you notice a significant difference between how much your DS ate as a baby and how much your DD ate?

My DS is now two years old and when he was a baby he was had a voracious appetite. He used to pull at my shirt and burrow his head into my chest when I would pick him up from daycare because he'd want to eat RIGHT. NOW. lol! When I started him on cereal he ramped up to eating real baby food VERY quickly and would eat one or two jars per sitting by the time he was six months old.

My DS, on the other hand, eats very well but has never seemed nearly as enthusiastic. She nurses just fine, but seems content after only one side. She's eating cereal but barely finishes two tablespoons before she's no longer interested and I haven't transitioned her to baby food yet because I just don't think she'd eat much!

Anyone else have this experience? Do you think boys really just have a bigger appetite in general?

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arouthier

Asked by arouthier at 12:22 PM on Sep. 30, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • No. My daughter ate MUCH more than my boys. She sucked down bottles like crazy. My boys never finished a bottle.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 12:24 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • My son eat everything that you give him , vegetables, fruits, rice, any kind of cereal, oatmeal well everything. But my daughter always been a really picky eater and I wonder why because I haven't done anything different with either of them.
    sweetyazfl

    Answer by sweetyazfl at 12:25 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • My daughter nursed a lot more often than my son... but she also spit up all the time and was having to deal with WAY too much foremilk and almost no hindmilk. She nursed about every 45 minutes around the clock until she was almost a year old. My son nurses frequently during the day... about every 90 minutes to two hours, but only wakes twice at night to nurse. He gets a lot more hind milk, though, and is gaining like crazy... 4 pounds in the seven weeks since his birth lol.
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 12:30 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • only that they didn't follow the stereotypes that everyone assumes a boy or girl follow. She's a tomboy and he's very sensitive, non athletic or outdoorsy.
    Zoeyis

    Answer by Zoeyis at 12:39 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

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