I'm terrified my son will be over weight...
Just FYI, this is not bashing over weight people. I myself am hefty now that I've had a baby, but working on it!
My husband is a very large man and I'm scared our son will develop his habits. He's 7 weeks old and I'm already obsessing about his eating and possibly over-feeding. I am making the WAP homemade baby formula and he is going to eat the Weston A Price way and low on refined carbohydrates, which is how I eat.
My husband was raised on deli chinese food and rarely got a home cooked meal (when he did, there was 5 casseroles to eat and she did not like left overs). His mother made/makes food a never ending thing by filling the plate again before it is empty. It doesn't matter how much is on his plate, my husband WILL finish it. I am so scared my son will see that and do the same. He also got rice cereal at 3 weeks old and his brother got it the day he was born, which I think contributed more to their weight than anything.
All that I can do is set an example for him by eating slowly, leaving food on my plate, and losing the extra weight. I do not want to constantly worry about my weight in front of him. I don't want him to constantly worry about his.
I feel like it's a catch-22. I don't want to obsess and cause him to obsess, but I don't want him to over-eat and be really heavy. I don't want him to have those health problems and low self-esteem. I want so much more for him.
Don't get me wrong. My husband is a wonderful man/father/provider. I have nagged and nagged, but I can't force him to do anything. All I can do is change myself.
Any tips or advice would be appreciated, thanks!