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scared to feed 12 month old

were u scared to feed your 12 month old? the nutritionists said my baby can eat table for now but i am so scared of him choking so I feed him small portions...and he usually doesnt eat all of it. It makes me feel like i am under feeding him. What was/are your 12 mth old daily meals? breakfast, lunch , dinner. How much whole milk should they have a day? My son drinks a gallon of milk in two days.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:42 PM on Aug. 7, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i would make my DD chicken soup
    carrots, celery, potatoes and chicken breast.. i would put some in the blender so it wouldnt be too much 4 my DD
    ask your doctor about portions ur 12mo should be eating

    OMG a gallon ive herd its too much to give a child of milk.. try apple juice and veggie juice w half juice half water and also plain water

    Answer by Leilene07 at 11:44 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • Your son is drinking entirely TOO much milk, that is why he isn't eating. The appropriate amount is between 24-32 ounces a day. Your baby should not consume more than 32 ounces of milk a day or your child could become anemic.

    Appropriate serving sizes:
    Grains: 1/2-1 cup
    Think: ½ slice whole grain bread
    ¼ whole wheat bagel
    1 pancake
    ¼ cup cooked pasta
    ¼ cup cereal

    Veggies: 1/4 cup

    Fruits: 1/4 cup

    Meat/beans: 1 scrambled egg
    3t easy to chew meat
    1 1/2 oz.


    Answer by Glamourina at 11:45 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • I'd also personally avoid juice and water. Juice maybe 1-2 times a week if you really insist on it at most but definitely not daily.

    Answer by Glamourina at 11:46 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • My kids ate everything at 1. Literally, whatever we had. Water is important if you eat solids. It is also important in summer.

    Answer by icanbeabitch at 11:49 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • yes chicken soup is best with vegetables and all, then blend it in the blender with not too much of the chicken juice so you can kinda get a puree, like a gerber

    Answer by chriskris at 11:50 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • My DD, at 12 months (she is now 15 months) was eating all table foods, no baby food. She never ate baby foods.. She hated the texture. She started table foods at 7 months. She loves black beans, broccoli, cheerios, cheese, fruit, rice,
    That is WAY too much milk. My 15 month old still breastfeeds and gets no other milk so I have no idea how much she gets. But like others said 32 oz at the MOST and I would stick to more 24 oz. And I would skip juice except on very rare occasions and be sure to water it down.

    Answer by SoniaL at 11:54 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • Way too much milk, hun. My daughter had maybe 2-3 cups on 10oz of milk a day depending on if he wanted it. The rest of the time she had water or juice mixed equally with water. As for food, she was eating pretty much anything we eat, with the exceptions of peanut butter and honey (which i think they cant have until two). We stayed away from giving her things with too much sugar or salt though. There are things that are choking hazards, such as hot dogs, but as long as you cup them up small enough, there shouldnt be a problem. I was nervous to feed her table foods as well, but she had no problems. It's alot easier when they eat the same things you do.

    Answer by MommyLee08 at 11:55 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • My daughter will be 1 next week. She eats everything we do. She goes through a gallon of milk every three days. But she eats a lot. She is 20 pounds and 28 inches.

    Answer by lady-J-Rock at 12:22 AM on Aug. 8, 2010

  • Start small. Literally. Cut up everything tiny and be brave. Everyone has to eat.

    Answer by Aemelia at 12:27 AM on Aug. 8, 2010

  • My daughter has been eating table food since nine months. I just cut up into really small pieces whatever we're having. She will be one in about a week. She still nurses and I plan on going well into her second year, so she won't get cow's milk until she is closer to weaning. Here is a sample of what she might eat in a day. Breakfast - half of a banana. Lunch - part of a whole wheat English muffin with a little pizza sauce and half a slice of cheese, a quarter to a half of an avocado and a couple pieces of fruit like grapes or strawberries. Dinner - about a quarter of a chicken breast and some green beans. Again everything is cut really small. She also loves cheese for a snack. She only drinks water or breastmill from the source.

    Answer by Christina807 at 7:57 AM on Aug. 8, 2010

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