I plan on weaning at a year. Having him weaned at a year. We still have 3 months before Thaddy is a year old, but Im going insane on trying to figure out how to feed him once he is weaned. I plan on giving him cows milk, unless he ends up showing an allergy to it. I plan on feeding him whatever we are having, no mashed, pureed, or jarred baby food, which we still occasionally give him. So my question is. How much food do you feed a one year old who no longer is getting breastmilk (or formula for that matter)?
As of now, I believe Thaddy would eat 24/7 if we allowed him. Im worried of just letting him eat until he quits on his own, because he NEVER quits until the food is taken out of his site. Obviously he eats a bit slower than us, but one day we went out to eat and I ordered a side of grean beans and ham for him. We sat there a whole hour and he didnt stop eating once in that hour. He didnt eat the whole side dish, because I slowly gave him pieces to munch on. I wanted to space it out. But he did eat 3/4 of it in that hour, and he still yelled for food as I was getting him ready to go. He sees it, he eats it.
I dont want to overfeed him, ever. But I also dont want to underfeed him once he is done getting breastmilk. I have tried looking on line and everything I find is "toddler portions" or "1-4 year old portions". One year olds and 4 year olds cant possibly need the same amount. He has his 9 month check up tomorrow, and I plan on asking them, because I dont want to wait to ask them at his 12month checkup, because I need to know before we reach the point of needing it!