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I'm somewhat unsure how much I am supposed to be feeding my baby girl at 10 months. She gets a 210ml feed for breakfast, followed an hour or so later by baby cereal (3 tablespoons), then lunch at 11.45/12, which is usually a jar equivalent (125g) of veg or fruit, and sometimes half or even a whole yoghurt if she still seems hungry. At about 2.30, she gets 210 ml of milk again, then at teatime (5pm), another jar equiv of either 125g or 160g, and sometimes a top up of yoghurt, depending on the consistency of the food. Before bed, she gets another milk feed of 240ml.
She is a fairly fussy eater, only eating sweetish veg and most fruit, but attempts to give her meat have been pretty unsuccessful, which is why I give her such a lot of yoghurt.
She is also quite chubby (dare i say it, fat?), weighing 10kg and roughly 70cm tall. The dr doesn't seem too concerned, but said I shouldn't feed her any more than I do at present.
Now, 2 questions: is she getting too much food? And should I be dramatically cutting her milk? I have read that from 1 year plus, about 300ml is enough to satisfy their needs, and my daughter gets roughly 660m.
Sorry for the long post, but would appreciate any pointers. Thanks
I would personally concentrate on letting her feed herself with finger food. She won't overeat if she's regulating her own intake. She is also old enough to be biting, chewing etc at ten months - it sounds like everything is soft at the moment?
yes, everything is soft, mainly because she rejects lumpy food. I have introduced some finger foods like banana and toast, and most of it ends up on the floor. I'm hesitant to go completely cold turkey with finger food, as she only just started sleeping through the night a couple of weeks ago, which coincided with moving to three meals a day from two.
Am I right in thinking that she has 22floz of first milk a day and is above average for her height?
Agree that more finger food might be helpful, maybe replace the lunchtime meal with finger food?
You are right though, once she is 12 months its 300ml of full fat cows milk per day, so oncef you get nearer to that age you might want to replace the afternoon bottle with a snack and drink or if you think she needs the bottle to nap, drop the morning bottle, go straight to breakfast and offer a snack around 10ish.