Whats the typical amount and type of food for an 11 month old?

Jessica - posted on 12/03/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My son is almost 11 months old and I was wondering what the typical diet should be for him? He eats cereal and fruit with a bottle for breakfast, 2 4 oz jars of food and a bottle for lunch, 2 4 oz jars of food for dinner with a bottle and another bottle before bed. His bottles are typically 4 oz each because thats all he eats. Lately he doesn't seem satisfied.... Any advice?

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Sara - posted on 12/07/2009

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My son is a big eater...4 9 oz and 2 5 oz bottles, a bowl of oatmeal (not baby food) and a banana for breakfast, a yougurt and some cheerios for snack, lunch is finger foods, fruit, cheese, meats, toast, veggies, or grilled cheeses and soup. Cottage cheese and fruit for an afternoon snack, and dinner he eats whatever we eat. I just cut up things smaller for him to chew (hint: I keep a pair of scissors especially for chopping up food for my little ones, so much easier than a knife) If it's not something he can eat quite yet, i'll make him pasta and sauce with some veggies. he gets some cheerieos and finger foods before bed too, as a snack. He only has his front 4 teeth as well, but he chews no problem. It took him a couple weeks to get him accustomed to chewing food. Just little bit bigger peices everyday until he can eat almost any food when it is cut of to fingertip size peices.

Jennifer - posted on 12/03/2009

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try a mid morning snack and mid afternoon snack...my son loves the gerber puffs or the baby mum mum rice crackers. i usually alternate them two of them and he devours them! i have also found that introducing my son to more "people food" has helped with him not wanting to take a bottle all the time try your son on some toast for breakfast or an egg...mix it up a little they like experiencing new foods and textures!

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Jennifer - posted on 12/14/2009

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My daughter is 11 months old and she is petite for her age. For breakfast she gets about 2 tbl of baby cereal, fruit, yogurt, and 4 oz breastmilk. She usually doesn't take more than 4 oz at a time b/c she tends to spit up more often. I usually give her about 2-3 oz breastmilk and some cheerios or frozen fruit in one of those mesh feeders for a mid morning snack if she wants one. For lunch, she gets 4 oz breastmilk, a veggie and a fruit. I feed her until she lets me know she doesn't want anymore. After her afternoon nap, I give her 2-3 oz breastmilk, and some goldfish, cheerios, gerber puffs, or mini vanilla wafers. For dinner, she gets 4 oz milk, a veggie, fruit, yogurt, and a small amount of meat. I make all of her food so I know she is getting fresh and healthy food. It sounds like she eats a lot of food, but her pediatrician said to feed her until she lets me know she doesn't want anymore food. I think she weighs about 18 lbs now.



maybe you can add in morning and afternoon snacks. I know my baby tends to eat a lot more when she's going through a growth spurt. Good luck with everything.

Chrissy - posted on 12/11/2009

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You can also give him yogurt. I do just about the same thing you do. I can't do much since my daughter doesn't have molars to help chew food. She does eat puffs and regular Cheerios.

Karen - posted on 12/10/2009

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as for meat, Costco sells that pre-cooked grilled chicken and it is VERY tender and soft so I break it into tiny pieces and baby loves it. She will still eat some jar food, but is definitely showing a preference for finger foods. She eats peas, rice, eggs, blueberries, pasta, mashed potatoes, wheat bread, and loves fresh banana... She nurses/bottle feeds 3x/day and drinks water from bottle or sippy cup.

Martine - posted on 12/10/2009

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when my baby doesn't eat too much for diner, I usually put a little bit of cereal in her last bottle (6oz) before she goes to bed. Since I do that, she sleeps better and longer!

Apps+8278986302 - posted on 12/06/2009

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if your baby is still on jar food i would probably hold out on the meat yet...get him used to chewing and swallowing his food...my baby hasnt eaten jar food since she was 6 months old. she only ever eat the stage one, i just found it soo much easier to make my own or mash up veggies that we were eating for her...right now she eats just about everything...i tried to give her a jar of baby food when we were travelling when she was 8 months...it was the 12 month food so i figured she would of liked it but she was allready eating real people food and she refused to eat it! i had to go find a restaurant and get her some soup with crackers....lol. Right now she has 3-4 bottles a day also..and juice in between.

Ashley - posted on 12/05/2009

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Yes even meat- but as i said she doesn't have a problem with choking. she chews them quite thoroughly with 2 teeth. it takes her a while but she loves to chew, my older daughter actually teethed on jerky- it gave lots of flavor with out falling apart as soon as she put it in her mouth. as a mom it's entirely up to you, my daughters let me know when they were ready for real food, so that helped me decide when and what to give them.

Amanda - posted on 12/05/2009

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thanks Ashley, even meat?? I am keen to get my boy on the road to feeding himself and dinner seems to be slow of the mark.

Ashley - posted on 12/05/2009

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in chunks- my baby has always had excellent tongue/swallowing control- so she doesn't choke- If your babe has trouble with choking i'd suggest you mash. my daughter feeds herself most of the time- she is learning to use a fork and spoon but usually ends up using her fingers.

Amanda - posted on 12/05/2009

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hi all, I have gained some great info from all of your posts here. Quick question, when feeding "normal family" as alternate to baby food are you still mashing it or leaving bub to eat it in chunks?

Ashley - posted on 12/04/2009

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my Daughter will be 11 months in a few days, she nurses so i'm not sure about the amounts of fluids she gets- (she nurses 6-10 times a day, as far as solid food goes she eats pretty much whatever everyone else is eating, she loves chicken, ham, steak- usually eats 2-3oz of meat or meat/noodlecasserole with dinner- and she eats lots of fruits and veggies- (4- 6 oz)avocados are her favorite, but also loves blueberries, strawberries, banana, cucumber, etc. for lunch she usually eats a sandwich- ham or turkey and cheese- and either a piece of fruit or carton of yogurt. breakfast is usually fruit and some sort of carb- bagel, toast, muffin etc.... even though she eats alot she's little for her age- but she has lots of energy!!!- she only has 2 teeth.

Steffanie - posted on 12/04/2009

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Have you started giving him proteins yet? I have switched my son over to people food in the past month or so, no more little jars, b/c I was noticing the same thing. I started with chicken broth and pasta, and then worked from there-he eats whatever we have for dinner now-unless it's an allergen-cut up into little pieces. As long as your little boy can pick up and feed himself, I would try adding protein-it lasts longer in their little tummies!

Shannon - posted on 12/04/2009

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Well I guess it depends on how many teeth he has. My son has 8 and eats everything. He has an 8 oz milk bottle in the morning and then either dry ceral or scrambled eggs with juice. During lunch he normally eats a peanut butter sandwich with crackers and more juice. For dinner he eats what ever it is that I have made chicken,beef, pork, rice, pasta, potatoes, and any veggie. with more juice. And then he has a formula bottle before bed.

Ashley - posted on 12/04/2009

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My son will be 11 months old in 3 days, & he pretty much eats what we eat! When I cook, I always try to fix something that he can eat too (macaroni, steamed veggies, rice...)! He drinks 3-4 bottles a day & they're 8oz a piece. I'm just now trying to wean him off the bottle, I want him off BY the time he's 1! He may be ready for more solid foods. My son really doesn't care for the jar baby food anymore! He also eats the Gerber Graduates meals...Good luck!

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