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How many containers of baby food a 1 year old eat even when she is still under weight?

She eat about 8-10 container plus 2 snack daily

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Natasha G.

Asked by Natasha G. at 11:29 PM on Sep. 23, 2013 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • That is an excellent question for her doctor.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 11:55 PM on Sep. 23, 2013

  • This seems like a question you would ask her pediatrician.

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:27 AM on Sep. 24, 2013

  • That seems like a LOT to me. Is she triple her birth weight? If so, she is NOT underweight. Ignore growth charts.

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:34 AM on Sep. 24, 2013

  • What does her doctor say about her diet?
    What leads you to believe she is underweight?

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 12:51 AM on Sep. 24, 2013

  • wow that seems like a lot? are you only feeding her baby food jars? At 1 your baby can eat what you eat , I never gave my kids baby food maybe a dessert or banana one once in a while all you have to do it cut into small pieces and cook till soft. When I worked at a daycare the 1 year olds ate breakfast ( cheerios, banana, egg, fruit, toast, ) they would eat snacks , one jar of baby food , lunch and another snack . Eat dinner at home. They probably had about 3 bottles as well. Id ask ur doc to don't go by charts everyone different.

    Answer by Cherriemama831 at 1:27 AM on Sep. 24, 2013

  • Goodness, my baby hardly went through that many containers in a week at a year old. But she was stil getting bottles, and she ate lots of table food. Dry cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, cheese cubes, scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, rice, pumpkin puree, peas, fruit that I diced up in small pieces, etc. Talk to her doctor.

    Answer by Ballad at 2:33 AM on Sep. 24, 2013

  • None. She should be fine on table food. Just Mary had cut up whatever you eat into very small bites. As far as her weight - my dd was 14 lbs at 1 year, my pediatrician recommended I give her formula to drink instead of milk. Not toddler formula, which is lower in fat and calories, but regular formula. She told me exactly how to mix it and exactly how much to give her based on her weight, growth curve, and needs. Your pediatrician should be handling this if your daughter is truly underweight.

    Answer by missanc at 5:57 AM on Sep. 24, 2013

  • Can you give us a better idea of what your child is eating everyday? Is that 8-10 containerS or 8-10 oz container? What does she snack on? What is she drinking and how much? Still breast feeding or formula? Your child's pediatrician or a nutritionist at your local health department are more quipped to answer this question specifically for your child's needs. Also try

    Answer by mommy_jules at 7:36 AM on Sep. 24, 2013

  • That seems like quite a bit. The good thing about toddlers is they usually stop when they are full. If you are forcing more down her, then you have an issue. You are better off asking this of her pediatrician. She may not be underweight at all.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:31 AM on Sep. 24, 2013

  • What does her Pediatrician say?

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 11:01 AM on Sep. 24, 2013

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