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Is there an award for –

feeding your kid until she pukes?

I can't believe I'm about to share this with the whole internet. But I am, in hopes that one of you wise readers will tell me how to prevent this situation in the future.

I had an appointment after work today, so my dear husband picked Grace up from day care and spent the afternoon with her. Apparently, he fed her an afternoon snack (as I would have done had I been home) and an early dinner. If he mentioned this to me, it did not register in my brain.

On my way home, my parents called and invited us to dinner at the local Chinese restaurant. I swung by the house, picked up my family, and we met my parents at “China.” I fed the baby while my husband ate. She happily gobbled down bananas, mandarin oranges, jello, and a peach slice, followed by a dessert of ice cream and cookie bits.

When we got home, Grace devoured her bedtime bottle, and I began rocking her to sleep. She stretched, coughed once, gagged twice, and then threw up all over me. I yelled for Joe, who came running and said “I think you fed her 'til she puked.”

Gee, thanks for pointing that out.

This is wrong on so many different levels.

Please offer me some advice on how to prevent it from happening in the future. How are you supposed to know how much to feed your kid, especially if she keeps eating?

(UPDATE – She woke up with a fever of 101 a few hours later, so I'm thinking the puking wasn't my fault after all.)

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6 thoughts on “Is there an award for –”

  1. I don’t know the answer. Noah has done this on more than one occasion, but usually with breastmilk only (which is so much more pleasant than people-food the second time around). I’d say that coughing is the trigger as much as, or more so than, overeating.

    Sorry you had to clean up puke. I hope Grace felt better right away.

  2. I don’t know the answer. Noah has done this on more than one occasion, but usually with breastmilk only (which is so much more pleasant than people-food the second time around). I’d say that coughing is the trigger as much as, or more so than, overeating.Sorry you had to clean up puke. I hope Grace felt better right away.

  3. I dont think you can actually overfeed a baby.. She will refuse to keep eating when she is full… My middle girl eats non-stop and everything that is offered, but if she is full, she will just taste it, or simply say not from the beginning.

    Im sure it is something else!

    Hope she feels better soon!

  4. I dont think you can actually overfeed a baby.. She will refuse to keep eating when she is full… My middle girl eats non-stop and everything that is offered, but if she is full, she will just taste it, or simply say not from the beginning.Im sure it is something else!Hope she feels better soon!

  5. I actually don’t think YOU caused this. I thought babies wouldn’t overeat… so I am sure she would have refused the food if she was full! Don’t be so hard on yourself!

  6. I actually don’t think YOU caused this. I thought babies wouldn’t overeat… so I am sure she would have refused the food if she was full! Don’t be so hard on yourself!

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