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Could anyone give me some new ideas on what i could feed my son throughout the day. He's 9 months old with two teeth. usually in the morning I breast feed him and then he will get either a orange or banana and a smal cup of oatmeal. Then at lunch he has squash with beans, corn and tomatoes. Then for dinner he will eat what ever we have (usually) and ovcourse he gets breastfed whenever he wants.<br><br><br><br>
I just need some new ideas since this family is nine months new to veggie diet and i want to know what is ok for babies to eat.<br><br>
I don't know if I'm doing a good job! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:">
 

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at nine months, your baby should still really be getting most of his nutrition from breastmilk...all the solids and stuff are really secondary, right? so don't you worry too much about making sure he gets the right nutrients...your breastmilk alone (as long as he's still nursing quite a lot) will provide him with everything he needs up to 12 months of age or beyond!<br><br><br><br>
that being said, around 9 months i stuck to many fruits and vegetables. my midwife (who is also a naturopath) told me that babies' digestive systems aren't really equipped to handle the harder to digest stuff like grains and concentrated proteins until they are around a year old. it sounds like your little one is getting plenty of good healthy food. keep nursing! that is the surefire way to make sure he grows up big and strong!
 

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Thank you Kreeli,<br><br><br><br>
I guess I have just been feeling really overwhelmed. My mother, sister-inlaw and Aunts have all been telling me that I don't feed him enough. That b/c he's a big baby that he should be eating more solids. I do breast feed him a lot and in the beginging everyone was very supportive but now that he is getting older I'm starting to hear "haven't you weaned him yet?" "Are you going to nurse that child when he's in school?" and ofcourse the tell me about the lady who nursed her daughter unti she was eight.
 

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I think it is benneficial to breast feed until a year old. You can always pump breast milk if you are not able to breast feed. My little sister has a baby who is 8.5 months. This is what a day of feeding goes like:<br><br><br><br>
Morning:<br><br>
-4 ounces Breast Milk<br><br>
-Bowl of Dried Baby cereal mixed with 1.5 ounces formula for good consistency<br><br>
-Fruit Baby Food if still hungry<br><br><br><br>
Lunch:<br><br>
-4 ounces Breast Milk<br><br>
-Combination of veggies and fruit Stage 2 Baby Food<br><br>
(usually he will have two veggies, and one fruit- but the baby does need to be introduced to a food and then eat the same food for a couple days after being intrioduced)<br><br><br><br>
In between Lunch and Dinner:<br><br>
-6 ounces Formula<br><br>
(this step is sometimes skipped depending on how long/when the baby sleeps/ is hungry)<br><br><br><br>
Dinner:<br><br>
-4 ounces Breast Milk/ Formula<br><br>
-Like Lunch, Combination of Fruits & Veggies (3 different) Stage 2 Baby Food.<br><br><br><br>
I watch my nephew (8.5 months) every Wednesday for the whole day, so I think I am pretty well educated about his diet! Although my sister is not veggie, so during lunch and dinner, one of the two types of vegetable selections has meat in it (for instance, one of them will be rice & chicken, the other will be green beans, and the other will be bananas).<br><br><br><br>
Hope this helps!!<br><br><br><br>
-emily
 

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LittleButt,<br><br>
One of the best books on feeding babies is Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron. I found my copy at a flea market, but this book is defenitly worth getting/ordering whatever! The recepies are vegetarian and most are vegan (or can be veganized). Save yourself time and money (those little jars get expensive) Ruth tells you how to make it all at home. This book is always open at my house. aside from food, she has non-toxic household cleaning solutions, crafts,ect. ect. The website on the back of the book (a huge 593 page book!) is <a href="http://www.superbabyfood.com" target="_blank">www.superbabyfood.com</a>
 

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Thank you everyone so much!<br><br>
Punkmommy i just checked out the super baby food web-site. This book sound great. I'm definately going to get it. I make most of his food anyway but this will give me some great ideas.<br><br>
Thank you so much!
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by littlebutt</i><br><br><b>Thank you Kreeli,<br><br><br><br>
I guess I have just been feeling really overwhelmed. My mother, sister-inlaw and Aunts have all been telling me that I don't feed him enough. That b/c he's a big baby that he should be eating more solids. I do breast feed him a lot and in the beginging everyone was very supportive but now that he is getting older I'm starting to hear "haven't you weaned him yet?" "Are you going to nurse that child when he's in school?" and ofcourse the tell me about the lady who nursed her daughter unti she was eight.</b></div>
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ok, first of all, stop listening to you family members! as long as your baby is slowly and steadily gaining weight and doesn't seem hungry, he isn't suffering! trust your instincts and tell your family to stuff it! (okay, not really, but you get my point).<br><br><br><br>
here is a little bit from the FAQ at the <a href="http://www.lalecheleague.org" target="_blank">la leche league website</a>, emphasis mine:<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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How long should a mother breastfeed?<br><br>
A mother and her baby should breastfeed for as long as they wish to breastfeed. The American Academy of Pediatrics currently recommends that "breastfeeding continue for at least 12 months, and thereafter for as long as mutually desired." * As solids are introduced, usually around the middle of the first year, your baby will shift his primary source of nutrition from your milk to other foods.<br><br><br><br><b>All the benefits of human milk--including nutritional and health--continue for as long as your baby receives your milk. In fact, as your baby takes less human milk, these advantages are condensed into what milk is produced.</b> Many of the health benefits of human milk are dose related, that is, the longer the baby receives human milk, the greater are the benefits.</div>
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as long as you keep nursing, your baby will recieve all the nutrition he needs for now. don't you fret! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Breastmilk is all a baby really needs at this point. Our pediatrician said that he didn't care if babies don't have any solids until a year old because they are getting the best nutrition from breastmilk and their chances of developing allergies are reduced the longer they go without solids. So tell your family that and tell them to leave you alone!<br><br><br><br>
That said, some babies *want* solids more than others. My first daughter really wanted solids from about 5-6 months old. My second daughter wasn't interested until she was about 9 months old. Both were/are breastfed. Take your babies cues about what he wants.<br><br><br><br>
Some favorites for my girls at around this age were:<br><br><br><br>
sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, banana, applesauce, pureed pears, peaches. Both liked tofu, cereals, etc. I think it's around that age that you can start finger foods like cheerios and small pieces of toast too. When they were a little older both loved (and still love) mashed beans (kidney, pinto, etc.) pieces of waffle, yogurt (soy or dairy).<br><br><br><br>
My youngest is 13 months old now. She eats just about everything we do (she was the one that was slow to get started on solids.) She eats toast, waffle, lots of different cereals, soups, all kinds of fruits and veggies, yogurt, small pieces of grilled cheese sandwhich, small pieces of veggie hot dogs and chik nuggets, cut up grapes, apples, animal cookies, crackers etc. She still nurses several times a day. Hang in there and don't stress! Breastmilk is still the best. Let him take the lead and he'll be eating all kinds of food in no time!<br><br>
Christa
 

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My son always ate mashed potatos. Believe it or not, he used to cry for tomatos. They (doctors) also recommend starting with one food for a couple days (to see if they have any allergies) then introduce another and so on.<br><br><br><br>
As far as breastfeeding, it was my understanding that you are supposed to either breastfeed or give formula for a full year. I don't know of any baby that stops before a year.
 
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