Feeding a baby food other then mama milk is new to me since dd6 didn't start eating until she was almost 3 because of health issues. We just started solids recently with the baby and the kid is a pig! Seriously! She doesn't do well with purees because of oral motor problems but she can chew like there's no tomorrow so I've been giving her steamed veggies, mashed banana, refried beans, stuff like that. Tonight she ate about a tablespoon each of my grilled chicken and broccoli from my plate. She fed herself and I just cut it into little 1/4in pieces for her. She indicated she was done (baby signs) then had a full nursing session too. She will eat like that at least 3 times a day if I let her. Isn't that a bit much for an 8 mo old?