How much and what should a 11 1/2 month old be eatins

Sara - posted on 05/26/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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i am a first time mom and im just curious to if my son is eating enough and getting the right stuff!!

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LaCi - posted on 06/01/2009

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My son was eating 2-3 baby food jars at a time 3-4 times per day a few months ago, AND taking many a bottle in between. But lately he has been refusing food and will only eat bites of our food or those little toddler snacks (yogurt melts, dried fruit, etc) I don't think theres any specific amount they are supposed to eat, they eat when they're hungry and their bottles provide their necessary nutrients at this point, so I wouldnt worry too much about it yet. If you're worried about nutrition just supplement meals with formula or another vitamin rich drink.

Cheryl - posted on 05/31/2009

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My pediatrician's advice was number 1- no honey (it causes botulism which is often fatal in babies) and number 2 no pop or fried foods (obviously) my son is almost 1 as well and basically just eats whatever we eat. He will only take babyfood if we let him feed himself so usually he starts eating small bits of meat and lots of fruits and veggies for his meal and he likes to end with a little baby food that we let him feed himself.

Julia - posted on 05/27/2009

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Quoting Melinda:

pickles and olives



Pickles and olives??? I'll have to try that!! I LOVE pickles and black olives. Great way to get good fat!

Julia - posted on 05/27/2009

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I feed my 11 month old solid foods 3 times a day (no babyfood anymore...just finger food). For breakfast, she gets breastmilk and then either french toast, banana pancakes, cereal bar and some kind of fruit. If she doesn't finish it, we'll feed her a mid-morning snack. For lunch and/or dinner, she gets meat (chicken is her favorite), veggies (green beans, peas, corn, carrots), veggie fritters (grated veggies mixed with pancake batter and fried in a little olive oil), any Gerber graduate snack, fruit (strawberries, blueberries, pears, bananas, apples), jello, cheese pizza, cheese chunks, grilled cheese, cinnamon-raisin toast. I'll give her 4ish oz of breastmilk in a sippy cup for each meal. Before her afternoon nap, she gets a snack (usually puffs). She can have water/juice combo any time during the day. At bedtime, she gets 5oz of milk, which she may drink half or rarely all of it. Hope this helps!

Maryrose - posted on 05/27/2009

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My baby was a preemie but at every 3 hours..she still does but does have her wacky day schedule..she went from 2 oz until she was about six months and then went to four. She's now up to six oz about every 4 hours eating her cereal first. She's a very healthy eater. Believe me....baby will let you know when they haven't had enough..

Melinda - posted on 05/27/2009

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I agree with Andrea. As long as your child is healthy, gaining weight, pooping and peeing well, etc., your son should be eating enough.



My son is a pretty crazy eater and will eat anything you put in front of him, as well as the food that all the other kids are eating. In the park, he will always finish what the other kids don't want. He isn't a super fat kid either, which always surprises me.



My son has three 8 oz. bottles a day of whole milk. He also has 3 full meals and 1-2 snacks throughout the day.



Some foods that I love to give my son: hardboiled eggs, toast and cheese, pasta with chicken, chicken or turkey dogs, cheerios, berries of any kind, pickles and olives, and anything made by the Dr. Praeger's brand.

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every kid is different and if he still has wet nappys, normal poo's, is happy, sleeping through the night (most of the time) and reaching all his milestones then he is getting enough.



Damon is just over 11 months and he has

breastmilk when he wakes

1 weetbix for breakfast (or similar size portions)

breast before nap time

>breast after nap time

lunch equivelent to about 100g

afternoon breastmilk (sometimes 2)

sometimes an afternoon solid food snack (about every 3 days)

dinner about 110g

breast before bed

sometimes a feed in the middle of the night)

then he has water when he wants it as well.



So as the lady above me posted her child eats a lot differnetly to Damon and my 1st ate about double what damon does.



As for what to give them as long as they are getting the 5 food groups then they are fine. My Dr alway told me to average it over a week. As doing it daily as they want different things each day wont work. Damon eats just about anything (except for jar food he hates it).

So as long as those factors are there i am sure he is fine!

Nikki - posted on 05/26/2009

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My daughter has been eating 3 meals a day since 9 months but she also has been walking since 9 and a half months so every baby is different but i know with working 10 years at a day care most 11-12 month old babies eat table food breakfast a snack in the late morning lunch then an afternoon snack as well as dinner and maybe a snack before bed. Like stated before each baby is a little different and some still have a 4 ounce bottle around the morning and afternoon snack time at least from my expereince at the day care that is a typical day---- and me being a first time mom myself you know your child better then anyone so go with your gut feeling



Emma my daughter is almost a year old she eats for breakfast fruit or yogurt with ceral or oatmeal or pancakes with milk sippy cup snack in morning crackers/Gerber type snack and a 4 ounce bottle lunch sandwich with a vegetable or mac and cheese or noodle type dish she loves noodles with sippy cup juice afternoon snack fruit with a 4 ounce bottle milk and dinner is a meat potatoe and vegetables with milk in sippy cup night snack usually yogurt pudding or some crackers. milk

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