This post is by Rachel Rothman, MS, RD, and is the third post in the three-part blog series about introducing solids to your little one. Rachel is a mom to a toddler, a pediatric dietitian and instructor of “Introduction to Solids” and “Nutrition for Toddlers and Preschoolers” at the San Diego Breastfeeding Center. Join us for the next Nutrition for Toddlers and Preschoolers class on October 29th at 10:00am. More information and registration can be found here.
In case you missed it, I discussed the feeding relationship in my previous two posts, and these may be summarized using the division of responsibility. Parents are responsible for the “what, when, and where of feeding; children are responsible for the how much and whether of eating” . In this third post we discuss age appropriate serving sizes – however, as with all nutrition advice, sustainably learning the behaviors associated with this division of responsibility will be as important, if not more influential, than simply choosing specific serving size, as all of our young ones progress at slightly different paces and individual ways.
Most of the food we eat- and the nutrient measurements we rely on – use the idea of serving sizes. But what does a serving look like?