What do you feed your 11 month old?

Amber - posted on 01/26/2010 ( 25 moms have responded )

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I just wanted to know what you feed your 11 month old..Like how much fruit a day, how many veggies? how many meats? grains..etc....
Are they on baby food or reg food?

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Amanda - posted on 02/01/2010

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1st meal is the bottle when he gets up, so 1st meal, my son gets cereal and 2oz (half a container for 2nd foods), 2nd meal some crackers, 2oz vegatable with some meat mixed in (yesterday we had 2oz of squash mixed with 1 vienna sauage, he loved it), for a snack he got some of my chickem lo mein and 2oz of fruit along with some of my diced peaches. 3rd meal he had a bottle with some more apple flavor crackers along with his yogurt bites and graduate chedder balls, 4th meal 1/4 of a salami sandwich, 2oz vegatables and 2 oz of fruit. but throughout the day he eats several bites of what we are eating. my son never stops eating. we try to feed him at least 2oz of vegatables and 2oz of fruit each meal with some adult foods

Jennifer - posted on 01/30/2010

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My daughter is 11 months old and we jsut started really feeding her just about anything.

I have read that tey need 2 - 3 meals a day along with 2 - 3 snacks daily and that you shoul try to incorprate veggies and fruit into the lunch and dinner meals. She has oatmeal baby cereal with chunky fruit medley (Earth's Best) mixed in it for breakfast and usually has some cut up banana and breastmilk. The snacks can be juice and a teething biscuit or cracker or applesauce and a couple small slices of cheese. The thing is to give them variety of tastes and sampling of texture - even if they like it or not. Try it again later on if they dont like it the first time around.

Megan - posted on 01/30/2010

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right now Zachary gets:

1) 1/2 cup oatmeal, 6 oz formula for breakfast,

2) 6oz formula and 1 jar of stage 2 veggies for lunch 1 1/2 oz of jucie

3) 6 oz formula for snack

4) 6 oz formula and 1 jar of stage 2 fruits for dinner

5) 6 oz formula before bed time

Through out the day he will snack on our food (breakfast lunch and dinner). Starting the 1st we will be subing his 6 oz formula snack for whole milk to ween him off the the formula.



He loves noddles, rice, swiss steak, chicken, Chinese food, mexican food, pizza o man does he like pizza, and many more.



Many ppl will say I feed him alot but my boy was 21 inches tall with a 14 1/2 inch head and was 9 pounds at birth, I could not breast feed because he wanted so much even the nurses at the hospital said there is no way I will beable to satify him with just breast so i did both until he got the good stuff needed. Now he is 31 1/2 inches tall, 27 1/2 pounds (as of January 15th). He is growing the way he is suppose to he is staying with his growth chart since birth at the ped.

Amelia - posted on 01/28/2010

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My daughter Tia-Analise is 1 year on feb 15th.

As soon as she gets up normally 8.30 - 9am she has 7oz of milk
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For breakfast 10.30am she has an adult sized bowl of porridge , a small orange and a petis frouis yoghurt or i give her 1 slice of wholemeal toast with butter and marmite and then a yoghurt and 1 fun sized bannana.

For snacks she has organic baby biscuits, fruit bars ect

For her lunch she has 1 jacket potato with melted cheese and butter or 1 slice of bread with cheese spread or marmite or jam, folded into fun pieces. she will then have cucumber sticks, carrot sticks, grapes, a yoghurt and a pack of mini cheddars. She also enjoys scrambled egg on toast.

For her Tea she has a bit of whatever we have sunday dinner cut up or lasagne ect or she seems to enjoy chicken nuggets, potato waffles - things she can feed herself with! She then has a pudding to follow.

Just before bed which is at 7.30pm ahe has a bottle of milk at 6oz

Hope this helps

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Catherine - posted on 02/02/2010

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My son eats whatever I eat. We generally follow the advice of Michael Pollan: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

Jennifer - posted on 01/31/2010

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I try to feed my almost 1 year old something similar to what her older sister is eating. She is loving real food, but will eat baby food still as well. Usually she has a cup with mostly water and a little apple juice (Allen's low acid is best!) and then usually baby oatmeal with whole milk and yogurt mixed in. For lunch she has been having cheese, bread and a veggie like avacado or cooked carrots and milk from her cup (she went straight from breast to sippy cup). Afternoon snack will usually be teething biscuits, yogurt, fruit or dried fruit. She almost always has what we have for dinner. She loves kidney beans, cut up meat, cooked veggies or pasta. Home-made apple sauce makes a great dessert. I like to keep things simple. She eats mostly when and what we eat. She likes being a part of the family and wants to do everything big sister does. Works for us. She is a great eater!

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Breakfasts - baby cereal or wheetbix then toast maybe a banana.

Lunches - variety of fruit - what ever is in season, a sandwhich, ham, yoghurt, sultanas, crackers.

Dinner- whatever we are having for dinner.

Water and milk.

My daughter no longer likes baby food. She enjoys finger foods. I don't frett over what I feed her. I think variety is the key. If she doesn't like something I just try it again in a couple of days. Some days she eat a certain food and the next day not.

Stevie - posted on 01/28/2010

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my son will only eat table food he started refusing the jar food as soon as he got teeth and saw his little cousin who is 9 months older eating big people food so... he only eats fruits and deserts out of jar food and he olny eats them after hes already eatten table food

Jessica - posted on 01/28/2010

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Every thing as long as it is cut up small enough she has no problem with it.

Kristin - posted on 01/28/2010

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Well for my daughter we had to change her diet up since she was having constiption issues from 10 months. She has a bottle in the morning, then pears with a bottle, another bottle, I then give her a ritz cracker (to kind of get her body used to it) and again pears and a bottle and then a bottle before bed. Like I said we had to put our girl on a diet for her constipation. So the doctor ruled out apple juice, apples, bananas, cereal, rice. So that is all we can do for now. No she doesn't get any veggies in yet until the doctor okays that at her 1 year check up.
However my little girl is wanting to eat anything and everything; if only her body would let her.

Chelsea - posted on 01/28/2010

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i still feed my daughter some baby food but i try to give her as much regular food as i can i make sure she eats fruit or veggies wit every meal n i let her eat as much as she wants...you should never force a baby to eat ne more then they want to...i give her things like spaghetti o's and chicken nuggets but i have to give her really little pieces cus she only has 2 teeth

Sarah - posted on 01/28/2010

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My son will be a year old in a week, and he wants nothing more than breastmilk. He'll take a few bites of bread or fruit, but no more than a couple of bites. His growth is fine so I'm not too worried.

Jackie - posted on 01/27/2010

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My lil girl has become a VERY picky eater. It seems the only thing I can get her to eat right now is yogurt, fruit, and those Gerber Graduate Cereal bars. Very frustrating. She really wont eat meat. She'll eat mac and cheese or grilled cheese toast, or bagals if she's in the mood. I always to get her to eat veggies and meat.

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My son just turned 11 months, and I still give him the cereal, and 4oz fruit & veggie baby food just to make sure he's getting all his nutrition. But when we sit down to eat our meals, we do give him what were eating to let him try the foods for himself, to see what he like and show him that there are other textures to food. He's very willing to try new foods right now and I don't want to miss out on setting him up for good eating habits. We are careful though to make sure we don't give him dairy, peanuts, strawberries, egg yoks, and chocolate because his doctor said that the allergic reaction to those foods can be deadly, and to wait until he's at least over a year. Last night we had baked chicken, rice, and green beans....he love all of it, but he wanted more green beans.. so of course we let him have as much as he wanted, feel bad for the sitter having to change his diaper...eww But I would go with what your gut tells you, you know what he's ready for, there's no right or wrong way as long as he's getting the nutrition he needs. A good idea that I use is to make a little extra of the foods that your eating and save them, then you can just heat them up later for snacks.... my son loves my baked apples and bananna's

Penelope - posted on 01/27/2010

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Breakfast is usually a fruit (diced pears, peaches, apples or sliced banana), dairy (string cheese, cottage cheese or yogurt) and some sort of grain (oatmeal, bagel, waffle or toast.) Lunch varies but is always some sort of meat with a veggie and a fruit. She does well with ground beef, ground chicken, grilled chicken and tender cooked pork chops and beef stew. Her favorite veggies are eggplant, mashed potatoes and carrots. Supper is pretty much a variety of the same as lunch, just a bit more robust. She also loves pasta. For snacks we usually give her a fruit or a grain. She loves those Gerber graduate puffs! For liquids, she breastfeeds 3 or 4 times a day and drinks a bit of water or juice with her meals. Even with all that she still nurses as night. Ack! I'm having trouble getting her to eat green veggies, too. Any advice?

Hope - posted on 01/26/2010

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Emma usually gets a fruit and yogurt and/or toast in the morning. If she happens to get up for lunch it's usually a veggie. Dinner lately has been whatever we're having. Chicken, beef, pork and a veggie. I make my own baby food while she still gobbles up but i'm starting to transition her and letting her feed herself.

Tarah - posted on 01/26/2010

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Ladies I will be happy to make a cook book for the children.... I will even do some that as the kids grow they will be able to help out and have fun with mommy in the kitchen... it will be a few day and then i will let you knowwhen i have it posted.

Bethany - posted on 01/26/2010

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Charlotte has a breast feed first thing, then breakfast of weetbix and milk, or porridge, and some little bits of toast, probably a quarter of a slice, and about a quarter of a banana, or a few slices of pear or cooked apple.

After her morning nap, she has lunch of whatever I'm having, but cut up. Pasta and meat and sauce, or bread and meat and veges/salad. Probably about enough to fill 2 egg cups roughly. Some yoghurt and some of Grandma's fruit cake.

After her afternoon nap, I breast feed her for the 2nd time, and she has some afternoon tea, a biscuit, or some yoghurt, or a piece of pita bread with cheese spread or smooth peanut paste. I don't give her fruit after lunch, as I have read that fruit late in the day can lead to poos waking them at night. A carb snack is better.

Around 5.30 or 6 pm she has dinner of a yellow and a green vege and some meat (if she'll eat it, she has a bit of trouble with meat) or fish or beans, some kind of protein anyway, and a carb, either pasta, or potato, or whatever, and some yoghurt to finish.

Before bed, she has her 3rd breastfeed. She's down to 3 a day now, from 6. She is eating and sleeping better now I have cut her feeds down this schedule.

I go by the rule "the meal is over when the kid stops eating" though I do give her 2 or 3 "courses" because she finishes with one thing, but will have a go at another if she's still a bit peckish.

Karrington - posted on 01/26/2010

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I am on board with Amber about that cookbook with baby recipes! I buy frozen vegetables and make veggie/beef stew and my son loves it! He eats chicken and turkey. I make homemade pot pies with veggies and turkey and a bit of gravy! I basically make him what we are eating but healthier.

Tarah - posted on 01/26/2010

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Sounds great let me know how it goes and if you want any other ideas i would love to help if i can...

Amber - posted on 01/26/2010

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Perfect! Thanks for the information... I will have to try this...Right now my daughter only eats fresh fruits and veggies...yogurt...cheese...pretty much all table food, but not meats yet..She can do ground beef..I havent tried chicken yet, I will tonight.....

Tarah - posted on 01/26/2010

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I cook the meats that we will be having thhat night for dinner some times i cook before hand since i work other times he wants to play so i cook after work. If there are left overs i protion them out and i put some in the Fridge and some i freeze for when there is a babysitter or he goes to my parents house. My son is very much into trying new things so it helps to. Right now i am doing it large enough pieces that he is able to pick it up with his hands.



As for the Mock stuffing I have gone to the basics since I went to school to be a chef. I have taken most of the spices out and i use stale bread. ( whole wheat is what we use in our house) some times i mix a little bit of rice in with it as well to give different textures. I then juice the carrots, and celery for my cooking liquids so that he is getting more veggies then other think. Next i use different veggies in with the breading, more carrots, a little bit of corn, peas, green beans, snap peas, and others. I dont use all at the same time but i try to give him a good mix. Once i have the different parts cooked and mixed together i add a little bit of Chix or Beef broth and bake the stuffing.



While that is baking i make a small batch of mashed pototos to mix with part of the stuffing. Depending on which veggies i put in the stuffing sometimes i use sweet pototos and other times i just use the normal ones.

Amber - posted on 01/26/2010

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Do you cook your meats ahead of time and then Refrig them? Or freeze them? What is your mock version recipe for the grains?

Tarah - posted on 01/26/2010

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My son gets 2 ounces to 3 ounces of each food group at every meal (well except sugar there is none of that anywhere). For meets we are giving him pieces of chicken, beef, bacon, sausage and turkey so e can try the foods for himself. we did take him off of baby foods since he didnt really want to eat them a whle lot.with the meat he eats about half and the rest is on the floor. For fruits he eats about an ounce at a time and we try to give him apples, bananas, and berries. Veggies are hard most of the time i am making a mock version of stuffing (for the grains) and i mix the veggies in with it so they are cooked but he cat really tell. eats almost all of that. When he is wanting to just chew we give him pieces of carrots that arnt cooked to chew on and he eats them so it is good. For snacks we try to give him little gerber grads puffs.



He is wanting to eat in truth whatever mommy is eatting so he nows eats eggs and cheese quite offten and he loves it.. we also only give him water or milk no juice

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