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Why I Let My Toddler Eat A Stick Of Butter For Dinner

on January 18 | in Feeding Babies | by | with 15 Comments

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So, The Other Night . . .

My son lunged over a plate of pot roast to grab a stick of butter  . . . for dinner. Did I snatch it away from him or run to check the CDC’s prediction regarding the likelihood he will develop heart disease? Um, no, I grabbed my camera!

You see, butter cravings are a milestone in my house, and I’m explaining why over at Nourishing Our Children today!

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15 Responses to Why I Let My Toddler Eat A Stick Of Butter For Dinner

  1. Erin says:

    So cute! I love his expressions!

  2. Tara says:

    First of all, I love that picture! He is way too cute!

    Second, I’ll share this with my mom today. My little brother once ate a whole stick of butter as a toddler too. :) We always joked about it but never really thought about why he had such a desire to eat that much butter! :)

  3. Sara says:

    Way to go, Heather! Micah has certainly got his priorities straight, I mean, who can say no to butter? (Not me:)
    Good job making your kids eat healthy food, and good job Katie and Micah for loving it!

  4. carrie says:

    Thanks :) yes all my kids at some point noshed on butter, teeth marks in the sticks lol

  5. Annemieke says:

    So funny, just one day after reading your post, my 1 year old daughter got hold of the container of coconut oil. She held 2 big chuncks in her hand and ate away at them. After about 2 big bites, she neatly put the rest back in the container again. I guess she needed it. Also: She had a rash on the inside of her knees and they went away after I put coconut oil on it for a few days. She has had that for weeks.

    • Heather says:

      Interesting! Coconut oil is the only food I know of besides breast milk that contains lauric acid, a powerful antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. Sounds like your daughter knew what she needed!

  6. Rebecca says:

    I have a friend who has a newborn. She just gave birth less than two weeks ago…and her daughter is having lots of gas problems and pain. She uses Enfamil Gentlease. She is obstinant about NOT breast feeding…and I think it is almost too late unless she took a nursing weekend…She doesn’t want her baby to go on meds…she is a newborn afterall. But the mommy is concerned about the baby’s health and she isn’t sleeping well because of the gas. Do you have any suggestions? I suggested a baby probiotic and/or switching to goat’s milk formula…but the mother didn’t seem thrilled with either idea.

    • Heather says:

      Sometimes gas and pain can come from an undiagnosed tongue or lip tie. Here’s how to spot them: http://www.mommypotamus.com/how-to-diagnose-tongue-and-lip-ties/

      If she definitely does not want to breastfeed, I consider the Weston A. Price Foundation homemade formula to be the best alternative.

      • Rebecca says:

        Thank you for the promt response…I highly doubt this friend will make the homemade formula…she drank soda her whole pregnancy, doesn’t eat “healthy”, etc…the homemade formula would be waaaay too much work for her…I just know her personality…but thank you for the helpful suggestions!

  7. Heather says:

    My daughter has had a LOOOOOONG butter phase. She eats it anytime she can get her hands on it. The first time it happened she was sitting in our grocery cart and was eating through the wrapper before i even realized it. She’s a determined little thing :)

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