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19 month OLD and food

wondering if this is enough food for him
breakfast; 6oz yogurt and 4-5oz of apple juice
lunch; chef boyardee mirovable container of something the whole thing
6oz of formula[he has a medical issue for it]
snack;apudding cup and 4oz juice
dinner ; 2oz meat 3oz pasta and a stage2 veggie
snack;water and some fruit
bed;formula 6oz


Asked by clark.s.mommy at 1:31 PM on Feb. 19, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • that sounds like about the amount I give my 15 month old. More veggie servings would be good. The amount of formula doesn't seem that off to me - my son drinks 16 oz of milk/day and then water after that. I don't agree with giving juice, but if you're going to you might could try the V8 splash that has the fruits&veggies in there.
    But overall it looks pretty close.

    Answer by missanc at 3:15 PM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • does he seem satisfied? if so id say hes doing fine. at that age i know my dd told me if she was still hungry.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:38 PM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • if he seems full and happy after he's done, then you're doing good! if he wants more...offer more!

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 1:42 PM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • he has a medical problem and doesn't like to eat or knows when hes hungry or full this is what i get into him what i wanted to no is if it is enough

    Answer by clark.s.mommy at 1:44 PM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • like examples of what ur child eats and how much

    Answer by clark.s.mommy at 1:46 PM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • Cut out the juice. It is not good for your child. It is empty calories and only a step above soda. Replace the juice with real fruit.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:47 PM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • It is a lot of sugar and not a lot of food...

    Apple juice is almost pure sugar.
    If the yogurt isn't plain & unsweetened, it's got a lot of sugar in it, too --even if it's sweetened with fruit juice. The fruit in it is really jam --at least 1/2 sugar, if not a lot more than that.
    You'll be horrified to find that the chef boyardee has a tremendous amount of simple carbs, partly in the refined and overcooked pasta, but also as added sugar.
    Formula is high in sugar, but it is supposed to be.
    The pudding cup and juice are two piles of sugar in one snack --and if you made pudding at home you'd use half (or less) as much sugar as the commerically prepared ones.
    The additional pasta at dinner is more simple carb, even if nothing on it has added sugar.

    There is a lack of whole, simple fresh food. The formula is the healthiest thing in this day, and that's unfortunate.

    Answer by LindaClement at 1:52 PM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • well since he cant swallow much of anything instead of being rude ggive me ideas of soft mushy foods he could eat he canot swallow or digest anything not broken down and mixed with water

    Answer by clark.s.mommy at 1:59 PM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • It sounds like enough food...if he seems satisfied, he's getting enough. Sounds like you need some more fruit and veggie servings though and some more whole grains. Try a Gerber pasta meal instead of Chef Boy...made with whole grains and added veggies. You could also make your own pasta meals and freeze them in toddler size portions for easy preparation. You could do a Mac and Cheese with whole grain elbow noodles and pureed butternut squash in the sauce for example. This adds whole grains and veggies plus its yummy.

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 2:51 PM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • if hes having a hard time eating, then why dont you try giving baby food? you can make it at home, sweet potatos, bananas, green beans, mac n cheese (just cook the noodles longer to make them softer), peaches, apple sauce, etc
    Im not trying to be rude, just trying to give you ideas. hope it helps.
    oh, and maybe you could talk to the dr and see about giving more formula a day? like once in the morning and once in the afternoon? so he can have breakfast, then formula instead of a morning snack, lunch, formula instead of afternoon snack, and then dinner?

    Answer by mrsjosey1018200 at 2:55 PM on Feb. 19, 2010