This is what Roman eats every day: (He's ten and a half months old)
Oatmeal with an egg mixed in.
A cup of yogurt. (6oz)
One of those Del Monte cups of diced fruits. (4oz)
Some variety of fresh or frozen vegetables.
A jar of 3rd foods vegetables. (6 oz)
Some of whatever we have for dinner. (until he stops eating)
A jar of 3rd foods dinner. (6oz)
Sometimes some sort of snack in the evenings, whether its something we're snacking on or a Gerber Graduates snack, but not every night.
18-22 oz of whole milk.
Plus he has a multi-vitamin every day.
So, I'm just concerned that he's getting enough nutrition and everything.
His dr. never tells me anything, so what do you guys think? Good? Or is something missing...?
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I think that sounds pretty good, very balanced. Doctors usually recommend waiting until 12 months to start on whole milk, but if your son is doing fine, I'm sure it's ok. And if his pediatrician hasn't said anything about his diet, it's probably fine.
Audrey doesn't eat nearly that much, but she's always been a snacker. She gets three solid meals a day, 6-8 ounces of watered down juice and about 30 ounces of formula. She usually has half a banana or 4-5 strawberries with Cheerios or other cereal for breakfast; a vegetable, cheese and some vegetable flavored crackers for lunch; a meat stick, baby raviolis for dinner and two baby cookies for dessert. She's been feeding herself table foods since she was 6 months old which helps her regulate the amount of food she eats. I notice that she'll eat more if we're feeding her from our plate. She gets excited by new food textures and flavors and will over eat.
Anymore, the debate as to what is considered a nutritious eating regimen is so skewed it's a miracle we get any straight answers. Apparently now the consensus amongst healthcare personel is that baby meats should be introduced as early as four months for the iron. I do not agree with this because many of the baby meats on the market have more additives than the produce, and it's so hard for a new baby to digest the heavier protiens. My son is 2.5 months old, and loves baby rice with apples and squash and a little bit of breastmilk to make it a good consistency. His doctor told me to stop because of his age and the amount of food allergies in our family, but he had no aversions to the baby food and had a slew of allergies and intollerances to formula, regular and soy. He's also 16 lbs. What Roman eats, though it could be argued a little early by some docs, sounds just fine. Is he showing signs of intollerance or allergy? Losing weight? Showing signs of a vitamin imbalance such as lethargy or depression? Doc isn't griping? Keep it up. Every baby is different.
Aww I love diet related questions I like making sure my children get a well balanced diet. You seem to have plenty of veg and fruit in there which is great so keep it up. Don't be scared to let him have a treat every now and then because i think its important to keep the children's metabolism quite fast. If you obsess too much with his diet at such an early stage his body won't be used to digesting any of the other unhealthy snacks so when he does have them his body will store them as fat really quickly. That's why I like making sure that i keep it varied
It is great food plan for baby. It is necessary to take care about baby's eating formula regarding the food. I am always confused with my baby's nutrition. Nutritions and vitamins are very much helpful for babies to keep them healthy and physically strong.