nutrition ideas for 11 months old baby?

Iman - posted on 12/14/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )




what are the best sources of nutrients for an 11 months old baby?


Debbie - posted on 02/19/2010




Check out this link to a feeding therapists website. I used to work with her.

Merry - posted on 02/08/2010




My son likes refried beans and they are a good source of protein. Beans are a good healthy food that often gets forgotten about.

Barbara - posted on 01/16/2010




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Bethanie - posted on 02/24/2010




Quinoa is an EXCELLENT product to feed your child at this age. You can get it either in flake form for cereal or to mix in baked items or in uncooked, whole form. Usually available in the all natural food sections in stores or at a Natural foods market. I would definitely flavor it up with a little brown sugar, baby yogurt or cinnamon, as it is really bland otherwise (if using for cereal).

This is an also excellent website in general for information on what to feed your baby and recipes. Once your child is transitioned onto whole milk, I would start substituting a multivitamin as well. My son gets a half dose of Enfamil Poly Vi Sol w/iron in his morning milk everyday. At 11 months he was eating pretty much everything and I didn't skimp on the seasonings. We don't like flavorless food, so why should they? :)

Laura: there are WAY better sources of protein then refried beans. Unless you're using the Vegan ones, most contain lard...not something I would want to consume. See the quinoa link above if you are looking for a good source of protein for your son.

Dezere - posted on 02/03/2010




Honestly, just formula or breast milk and try to have them on different baby foods. You can try different foods you eat, but just try to stay with the basics. if they show interest in your food...let them try it. theres really a whole lot of sources of nutrients for babies.

Tracey - posted on 02/03/2010




My 11 month old eats everything we eat.. loves his fruit and veggies and cheese and youghurt. he has a variety of meats in his diet and so far has liked them all, but his favourite i would have to say is chicken. As long as you offer a wide variety from all the food groups and let them eat at their own pace then all is good!!

Sunny - posted on 01/07/2010




Lots of wholegrains such as brown rice, millet, barley, oats to which you can add different fruit/veges. Yoghurt is also great as you can mix in some blended fruits. I also blend some nuts and seeds in such as almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pepitas, linseeds as they are high in protein etc. But that's up to you as some don't start till later with nuts due to allergies, if you do, I would try slowly and make sure they are ground not whole.

Lydia - posted on 12/23/2009




I fed mine with everything we ate at that age... Just don't use hot spices or to much salt avoid artificial flavours. If your little one eats fruits and veggies, whole wheats and meat additional vitamines shouldn't be needed... Just let him eat everything out of is own hand...

Cara - posted on 12/16/2009




I would agree with the rest of the ladies. But I would also add in a baby multivitamin. My son has been taking one since he was 6 months old. It is in a powder form, so you can mix it in baby food or in a bottle or whatever. But choose a high quality one, so you aren't paying for junk. My son's is from Shaklee. You can find them here:

Hdlb123 - posted on 12/15/2009




Breastmilk for formual still, but he can have alot of variety in his foods. Just try to keep it balanaced, fruit and vegetables, meats and whole wheats. yogurt and cheese if you have introduced dairy already. Try to stay away from things that arent going to give him anything nutritionally at this age: cookies, treats, sugary cereals, fast food etc.

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