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Feeding / 9 month old

By 9 months, my children are eating thinly sliced deli turkey, pasta, and cut up pieces of fruit.  We will often begin some dairy (cheeses and yogurt).  They usually are eating 3 meals a day.

Children should be off (or weaning off) baby foods and on all table foods by 12 months. They should be eating mostly what their parents are eating.

Normally we see a decline in formula/milk intake between 9 to 12 months as children continue to eat more solid foods.  The typical 9 month old drinks 25 to 35 oz of formula a day, while the average 12 month drinks 10 to 16 oz of whole milk. Encourage your child to take a sippy cup and wean them off bottles as soon as possible. It is okay for most children to start whole milk at 10 to 11 months.

9 to 10 month olds are typically your "best eaters". Parents often ask when to stop feeding them.  Most of these "good eaters" gradually eat smaller and smaller quantities until 18 months.  Between 18 to 36 months children often eat infrequent small quantities.

Transition from Baby Food to Table Food

I want to start weaning my 10 month old off baby jar food and on "real/finger foods" but I haven't the slightest idea how much and what kind of food to give for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. ...(more on the Transition from Baby Food to Table Food)

When can I give my baby cow's milk?

The AAP recommendations to start whole milk at 1 year is a rounded age. Cow’s milk is safe for most 10 to 11 month old children. Unlike formula, cows’ milk should only be a portion of (... more on When can I give my baby milk?)

Honey for Babies

honey for babies

I know that babies under 1 are not supposed to eat raw honey but when can they eat food with honey in them (i.e., Honey Nut Cheerios, Honey Maid graham crackers, etc.)?

Raw honey is not recommended for children less than 12 months old because of the risk of infant botulism.(... more on Honey for Babies)

Picky 11 month old

For three weeks my 11-month-old daughter is not eating any solid food but these organic broccoli, kale and cheddar baked snacks. I thought the issue was her wanting to feed herself mostly, so I've given her (... more on Picky 11 month old)

When can you feed children eggs?

Can I feed my 9 month old eggs? We feed our children eggs beginning at 9 months. Classically, doctors recommended feeding egg yolks at 12 months and egg whites at 2 years. Egg whites were delayed as they (... more on When can you feed children eggs)

Babies and Peanut Butter

When is a good time to introduce peanut butter into child's diet? Everything you read is so conflicting. In the last 5 years, there have (... more on Babies and Peanut Butter)

 

 

 

Written January 2011 by
Dr. Gordon, Orlando Pediatrician

 

 

 

 

 

 

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