I look after an 11 month old baby who has been more or less BLW.
As an example, his food today consisted of; 5am - bottle of formula, 7.30am - readybrek and a beaker of water, 9am - 6oz formula, 10.30am - quarter of an apple, a soft dried apricot and a rice cake (didn't really eat much of this sucked it, nibbled it, chucked it on the floor!) lunch - pasta, tomato sauce, grated cheese, olives, cucumber sticks, plain yoghurt and beaker of water, 1.30pm - 4oz formula, 3pm - breadsticks and hummus, 5.30pm - chicken, veggies and rice, fruit, water, bedtime - formula.
I don't really have any concerns about what he eats, he's a good weight, healthy and happy. He's very enthusiastic about eating and when you put food in front of him he tucks in with great gusto, however his parents see this enthusiasm as him being starving hungry and I'm constantly questioned about when his last snack was, what has he eaten, how much etc. I came back to work today after the long weekend to be told that they want him to have 3 or 4 snacks a day as well as meals as they are concerned he's hungry.
I'm at a loss as to how I can fit in more snacks and I genuinely don't think he is hungry. Does this diet sound ok for an 11 month old? A lot of what is offered does end up on the floor but he can feed himself pretty well and does seem to know when he's had enough.
Hi My DS doesn't eat anything like that much! His day looks like this 6am- BF 7.30am- porridge and some water in beaker 11am- maybe a bread stick or rice cake 11.30- BF before nap 1.45pm- lunch- leftovers from our dinner from night before, fruit, yoghurt, carrot stick No afternoon snack 5pm- tea- crumpet or sandwich etc, banana 7pm- bottle for bed
Similar to sharond, I don't really offer snacks to my 11 month old dd unless its while I'm preparing lunch or tea or if we are out and about and lunch is delayed a bit. Or to pacify her in the buggy :0 Generally she isn't hungry outside of meal times and she has her milk a couple of hours after breakfast and lunch. Once I start reducing her milk though at 12 months then I'll start offering more snacks, probably around 10am and 2-3pm.
If its any help the nursery dd attends offer snacks at 10am, 2pm and 5pm. But it think this is more in case any of the children don't eat much at their main meals. The snacks aren't huge, rice cakes and fruit generally.
7am - 7oz milk, small pot of cheerios and grapes/banana (very rarely gets eaten!) 10am - offered a sippy cup of water, plus something like a bit of toast that he's stolen off me. 11.30am - Water, and lunch of something like tomato pasta or cheesey pasta or oatcakes with fruit and cheese. 3pm - 7oz milk 5pm - dinner of pasta/rice dishes or potatoes and chicken etc. 7pm - 7oz milk.
breakfast around 8.30: whole banana microwaved, about 2 tbsp baby rice mixed in, about 2 big tbsp Greek yoghurt. 6 oz formula. Lunch: about 1 oz pasta & 1 oz tomato sauce, 2 oz fruit fromage frais. 6oz formula. Mid afternoon: single baby biscuit, or a cut up pear, or about 1/2 slice bread with thin spread of butter. She doesn't always want anything mid afternoon. Tea: about 5 oz in total of mashed potato, mixed vegetables, minced turkey OR shepherds pie & vegetables, OR rice, salmon, broccoli & cheese sauce. 6oz formula.
All home made. Water to drink throughout the day. She is a big girl (not fat but tall, strong, nearly walking) & is in 12-24 months size clothes.
I worry we don't feed her enough sometimes, but she is very vocal, happy & strong willed & makes it very clear if she is hungry.