wat foods to give to a 9mnth old baby?

Rudo - posted on 12/20/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I have a 9 mnths old daughter who I took for her 9 mnth injection yesterday. She weighed just 7kg & the nurse there said she is a bit under weight.Her development is excellent tho!I give her porij with peanut butter in the morning,mashed potato or butternut @ lunch &porij with butter around 7pm.She does not like the bottle so its just water & juice during the day & breastfeeding @ night.Wat m I doing wrong? Wat must I give her 2 grow?Pliz help,m stressed out!!!!!!!

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Her growth sounds fine to me. Generally, babies double their birth weight by 6 months and triple by 12 months. She's well on her way to tripling her birth weight around her first birthday.



My son was 3kg at birth, he was 9kg around 13-14 months. His doctor thought his weight was totally fine.



I don't think there is anything wrong with your breastmilk -- it has nourished and nurtured your baby this far!



As for veggies, you can steam carrots, broccoli, peas, all sorts of vegetables -- then either give them to her as finger foods in the form of sticks/chunks that she can hold in her hands. Or you could mash them up and spoon-feed her if you would rather do that.



I would concentrate on nutrient-dense foods like egg yolks, plain whole yogurt (no sugar added), avocados, meat -- things with healthy fats.



Check out: http://baby-led.com



Good luck!

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Why just breastmilk at night and not during the day too? Juice is unnecessary (though not 'evil' on occasion) and water has no calories. SOME water, of course, is good, but breastmilk is better for calories and nutrients.

Every kid is different. My girls were eating several meals/day at that age as well as breastfeeding 4-6ish times in 24 hours. My son, at 9 months, wasn't even eating solids every day and was breastfed on demand (probably at least 10 times every 24 hours). My son's rate of growth was MUCH better/faster than his sisters.

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Rudo - posted on 12/21/2011

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Liz that's so helpful,thanx!!!I was dead worried.I will definately try these foods.Jodi yo response is so encouraging,@ least I now know that she is not the only one & that she is a perfect small girl.Thanx guys I didn't knw abt the doubling & trippling of weight @ those ages......thanx

Jodi - posted on 12/21/2011

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My 2.2kg baby was 7.2kg at 9 months and then 8.5kg at 12 months. Your little one sounds like she is on a reasonably normal growth curve, albeit on the small side. But she certainly isn't off the charts, and she is on the same curve in which she was born, so I think perhaps your nurse is worrying over nothing. The charts only represent an average - not every baby can be spot on the average weight, there are variations on either side which are also perfectly normal.

Liz's suggestions for feeding her are excellent, so I echo those :)

Rudo - posted on 12/21/2011

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Her birth weight was 2.7kilos,I wanted her 2 b so big that I gave her nestum @ 2 mnths.Do u think I spoiled her growth by doing so?She doent want processed food,so how do I give her the vegies?Is there anything that I can take 2 improve nutritional value of my breastmilk.I smtimes feel its weak.

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9 months is too young for homo milk. The recommendations are over 1 year.

What was her birth weight? She may just be a small person.

I would give egg yolks, meat, avocados, bananas, veggies cooked in butter. Not to "fatten her up" but because those foods are good for babies.

Rudo - posted on 12/20/2011

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I hevnt tried the pump,will try it,she only teks abt 40mls @ a time & the most she takes is abt 150mls a day.There is a full time nany who takes care of her during the day.Thanx Teresa.

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What is 7kg in pounds? Around 15, isn't it? That's on the small side, but is what my nephew weighed at 10 months.

Is it the bottle that she doesn't like to use... or what's in it? If it's just the bottle she can use a sippy cup. How are you w/ a pump? Can you get stuff out for her to drink during the day... or is someone offering her formula?

If she's continuing to grow and thrive I wouldn't be so concerned about her actual weight number. Nothing wrong w/ being a small kid.

Rudo - posted on 12/20/2011

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Teresa I am not @ home during the day that's why she breastfeed @ night,but wen I am there she gets the milk on demand.But still she is that tiny!!!!!!!Keli I haven't tried that as yet,thanks will try it out.

Tinker1987 - posted on 12/20/2011

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has she ever had Homo milk? a sippy cup of that in the morning after breakfast wouldnt hurt;

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