My still breast-fed (3X per day) 12 mo. old has been having 4-6 poops per day...very abnormal for him. Gluten/milk allergies run in my family so that struck a cord with me and I may need to cut back on them.
Here's the thing...I'm an inexperienced mom/cook and I tend to fall back on easy foods. Since he eats A TON, mainly fruits and veggies aren't cutting it. I need some filler foods. So I added organic whole grain brown rice. (Gluten free, right?) It has 2g fiber per 1/4 cup which is about what he will eat in a serving. Is that a lot?
My sons main diet consists of fruit (His favorites are mango cantaloupe, bananas & grapes), veggies (peas, carrots, green beans, corn), scrambled eggs, brown rice, cheerios (possible culpret?), and gerber or other snacks.
So my question is, if I take brown rice & cheerios out, what can I add in as healthy fillers? It's hard to think of anything if I'm not going to be adding any dairy/gluten.
Answer by coffeeyum at 5:04 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
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Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:47 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
Fillers? It sounds like you have a little nutritional info but I've never heard of a mom looking for fillers.
At 12 mo bf 3 x a day wasn't enough. He should have still been getting most of his nutrition from bf, more like 6-8 or more times a day. He could increase bf and continued bf is recommended until at least age 2. He doesn't need to drink any cow's milk and doesn't have to eat andy milk products. Usually lactose intollerance (not an alleragy) doesn't develop until after age 3. Your toddler most likelly can eat cheese, yogurt, and kefir with no problem. Of course a wide variety of fruits and veggies are good.
What about meats? You need to make sure his iron levels are ok and he is getting iron from his diet or supplements. Low iron is bad for brain growth.
Answer by Gailll at 7:29 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
He may be eating a ton because he doesn't breastfeed enough. Of course human milk is the best thing for him. Oatmeal (the real thing not baby oatmeal) is filling and gluten free. If there is a healthier food grocery food store in your area you may find a display of gluten free food. The main food to avoid is wheat.
My 22 mo bf grandson is allergic to wheat and 8 other foods including chicken, beef, and eggs. Just avoiding wheat isn't that hard.
Answer by Gailll at 7:44 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
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