Ellyn Satter's Division of Responsibility in Feeding

Ellyn Satter's Division of Responsibility is a great guideline for understanding children's and parents' responsibilities related to food. From infancy through adolescence, parents decide what, where and when to eat, and children decide whether and how much. Remember this: "Fundamental to parents’ jobs is trusting children to determine how much and whether to eat from what parents provide. When parents do their jobs with feeding, children do their jobs with eating."

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Ask Gastromommy: Signs of Being Done

I am often asked: how do I know when my baby (or toddler) is done with his meal? This is an entirely valid question, as they can't tell us with words - at least not until they are older! 

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