Baby Food – How to Determine Your Baby’s Portion Size

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Certified health counselor Lisa Wilson discusses organic baby food and how to determine your baby’s portion size.

    Lisa Wilson

    Lisa Wilson is a Certified Health, Nutrition and Wellness Counselor and a Certified Fitness Trainer. She is the founder of Nourished, LLC and Parkfit, Outdoor Fitness for Women. She helps busy families incorporate healthy meals into their life on a regular basis. As the mother of three, Lisa is passionate about proper nourishment for growing children. She works with clients seeking weight loss, sugar reduction, cholesterol control, hormone balance, emotional issues, wellness, prevention, renewed energy and balance and more. Lisa offers individual and group counseling. Individuals are often referred to her practice by area doctors. She also offers a cooking class series in the home or office! The classes cover kitchen basics, intermediate classes and classes on stepping it up to ultimate health! Lisa earned her undergraduate degree from the College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota. She received her training as a Health Counselor through a program with Columbia University, at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in Manhattan. She lives and works in McLean, Virginia.

    Hi. I am Lisa Wilson, Family Health Counselor here in Northern Virginia. We are talking quantity. How much can I expect my baby to eat? The first thing I recommend is starting with lunch. As far as quantity goes you want to think the size of one ice cube. The reason we start with lunch is, especially, if you are nursing mom, you want to make sure that the baby is still eating a lot in the evening and still a lot first thing in the morning. The second meal we want to go ahead and add is dinner. Still thinking one ice cube, we are going go ahead and add breakfast. Once all three meals are in place, you can go ahead and add a little more for lunch, and a little more for dinner, and a little more for breakfast, working your way out to three ice cubes. So, how do you know when to add an ice cube or to add a meal? When you will be taking your cues from your baby, believe me, theyll let you know.