Lauren - posted on 05/31/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
I am interested to see what other mothers of 9 or 10 month old babies are feeding their little ones, and how often. My daughter is a few days shy of being 10 months old, and only weighs in at 15lbs. Although her father and I are both very naturally skinny people, the doctors seemed to be concerned with her being so little. Here's what I feed her daily, and I would love for other mothers to post the same so I can compare and make sure my little girl is getting enough food. Much appreciated!
We usually start off the morning by nursing, and then having some yogurt and fruit (which she eats about half of, on a good morning). She'll snack on cheerios, gerber puffs/crunchies/biting buscuits for a few hours until she is ready for another meal. From then on she'll have a rice cereal meal mixed with formula, 1/2 a jar of baby food, and a tablespoon of corn oil for calories. She'll normally eat about half of the mix, followed by some bread and butter or grilled cheese, canned peas or carrots, and chase it down with a 5-10 minute nursing session. 4 or so hours later when she is hungry again, she'll finish off the leftover rice cereal meal, and again munch on some fruit or canned veggies or bread. Always muching on those gerber snacks between. Dinner is usually bits and pieces of whatever mommy and daddy are having followed by yet another nursing session. Writing this out, it sounds like a lot, but at the end of the day where she's really just picking...it makes me wonder if this is the reason for her low weight.