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BLESSED_WITH_2
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1/23/07 1:05 A

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Matt's pedi recommends 16oz, but Matt only drinks about 12oz (from a sippy cup, he is weaned from nursing and a bottle). But he eats other dairy products like yogurt, cheeses, etc... We offer milk, then water at every meal. If the bottles of milk interfere w/ your DS's meals and appetite, than it might be too much.

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1/21/07 6:32 P

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Thanks for the helpful advice. I may have mentioned this, but how much milk should DS get? We give him about 3-4 bottles in addition to 2-3 meals. My DS says we should keep him at this amount even when completely weaning. I do think he needs fluids, like all of us, but wasn't for sure if that is too much. I know DS expects the milk, or he gets upset. Thanks.


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1/21/07 10:28 A

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Brayden is now 13 months and he has been off of a bottle since he was 12 months. We never even went to the stage 3 baby foods just straight to table food. this is how our schedule looks.

Breakfast- yogurt, handful of cheerios, fruit snack- raisins,or graham cracker or cheese lunch- grilled cheese, deli sandwich, or whatever was left over from previous dinner. snack- gerber gummies, fruit and grain bar, or animal crackers dinner- wharever we eat, veggie and meat of some kind. snack before bed- pudding

We had a little bit of a problem weaning to the sippy cup. He would never take formula from his sippy only a bottle and when I switched to whole milk it was the same so instead of giving him whole milk when I usually gave him formula that became the snack time with water, and he got milk in his sippy cup at meal times. Which eliminated any milk before bed becasue that wasn't a meal time. Also because he wouldn't drink regular milk out of his sippy I mix it with either chocolate ovaltine or nesquick strawberry, now he drinks it with no problem.. I talked to his pedi before I did that and she said anyway you can get him to drink it out of a sippy cup os good. Hope this helps.


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1/20/07 4:49 P

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today my son (almost 15 months) had the oddest lunch. He ate some crasins (dried cranberries) a go-gurt (yogurt in a tube), and a gerber biter biscuit. I offered him mac-n-cheese, but he refused to eat it. last night he had a hot dog (torn into small pieces to prevent choking.


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1/15/07 10:32 P

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Nicey - here they recommend you wait until 12 months before introducing peanut butter, Alex has no problem at all with it. I'm not sure if he actually likes the stuff though!


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I am so glad someone has started this thread.... coz I am a baffled mommy.. I worry that Caleb does not have enough variety in his food.. he is a very picky eater.. and has always been... He is not underweight, but could do with putting on a few pounds.. so I thought perhaps someone could help me..

Caleb will not eat any red meat.. the only way I can get him to have some is to use the juices after cooking to make a gravy for him..and he loves to suck on bones, but that is it!! He also hates veggies.. and unless I blend them and hide them in his food he wont eat them.. but this is also becoming a problem, because he is not really interested in me feeding him anymore, he wants to do it on his own... so chunky texture food is easier..

Also, most foods he will put in his mouth, suck out the juices and then spit out the food...

I have really gone to town in the past trying to get him to eat things, but his list of aceptable foods seems very small to me..

He loves fruit.. and will eat his cereal with no problems..but dinner type foods are a huge issue...

Caleb is still on two bottles per day.. one before nap, and one at bed time. The one before his nap is very small, but the bedtime one is a large bottle. He is still on formula at the advice of our Pedi as Caleb has been sick on and off since birth and does not have any baby fat. He is a really tall, lean baby, so every morsel of food that he will eat is a victory..

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1/15/07 8:09 P

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I switched my son at 13 months from formula to regular milk, I would've done it at 12, but I had a stock pile of formula to finish, and it's so costly I wasn't going to let it go to waste!
I still have problems getting him to eat though, he prefers, sadly... the completely pureed baby jars, like the complete mush. I give him a bunch of other things to try, grilled cheese, pita, deli meat, bits of meat cut up small that he can chew, and he eats it now, more than he did, but he often is gagging or choking on it, lately that's been happening a lot and he's been puking up at least one of his meals :(
For breakfast I found a toddler cereal for 12 months and up made by milupa, he really likes it, so I give him that with a fruit cup.
Lunch is either a sandwich or bits of deli meat or something, with cheese, if he's being picky tho, I'll just feed him two of the baby jars 'cause that goes down without a fuss, and dinner whatever we're eating, pasta, stir fry, or somethin, cut up tiny for his mouth, and again, if he's being picky, a couple of jars, with some yogurt, or fruit in between meals for snacks, or arrowroot cookies or something.

Does anyone know anything about gag reflexes in 14-15 month olds, is it common for them to choke on things, even little bits? I may have to speak with his pedi and see.

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1/15/07 2:14 P

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well DD is only 12 months but this is her eating thing, she hasnt eaten those stage foods in like 2 months ... they're just blah.. its either chopped into little pieces or its graduate toddler foods... in a day she usually has, fruit, cereal, yogurt, cottage cheese, her little baby snacks, tofu, a graduate meal , and some veggies.. she eats alot of stuff, she doesnt eat meat, and she still nurses... And if I'm not with her and she gets milk its still BM b/c I have a freezer full, once that's gone when I'm away she'll receive goats milk....

oh yeah BTW: I noticed alot of people saying they feed their little child PB, I would recommend that b/c its not recommended to give a child under 3 peanut butter or any substance containing peanuts before the age of 3, for the possible introduction to an allergen , or to have a reaction to an already had allergy to the substance.. you should def check with yoru doctor about it before giving that to baby =]

but I agree that you can introduce alot more @ this point they cna eat practically anything now


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1/12/07 12:48 P

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It sounds like your LO is still having quite a few bottles, if you slowly remove some of the daytime ones and keep trying different sippys and straw cups you will find that he will start to eat more food, he is probably filling himself up too much on the formula to eat very much, just take your time, try taking away one bottle every week or 2 just don't drop it down to less than 2 until he's drinking at least some milk from a cup. I hope this helps!!


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1/12/07 10:45 A

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Clay's favorite foods are anything on someone else's plate. This morning he refused to eat egg and toast with me, but ate cereal with his daddy 45 minutes later.Yesterday he acted hungry before dinner, so I made him a hot dog. He ate 3/4 of it. I sat there handing him small pieces for the 20 minutes it took. he went through a veggie phase where he would eat almost nothing but veggies, he also went through a fruit phase and a mac n cheese phase.I feed him whatever he'll eat.


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1/11/07 9:59 P

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We've been feeding Aiden what we eat for since before he was a year (except for milk, we waited will 1 for that). We just made sure that texturally it was appropriate for him. At 1, he was eating cut up pieces of waffle, diced fruit, EVERYTHING.


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1/11/07 9:18 P

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GOO,

Tell him you "lost it". He is comming up 18 months nearing 2 right? He will understand lost, all gone, help me look...oh no, lets go read a book. He may look for a few days but it will work. Mean yes, we all dont want to lie to them. It will work. We did it to my cousine 3 kids at about a year and a half two ish.

As for a 14 minth old. Mine were all on table food before a year, we just cut it up for them. The jarred food is not everly appealing, and they kids were asking for "some some some" and little by little with tasted of my dinner they didnt want theirs any more.

As for weaning to milk, ask your DR. DD1 was Breast to formula at 3 mos then to milk 10 months, (mixed half formula and half milk for a while) DD2 was weaned at a year from breast on to milk, in a sippy, she could not drink from a nipple her tounge is too long, and DS was weaned Breast to milk at 10 1/2 mos. he is 15 mos now and I am weaning off the bottle to a sippy, it is going fine. He has a bottle in the a.m. when he first gets up and a bottle last thing at night while he hgets his story, but only because DH keeps giving them. I am thinking of losing the bottles... "DH they are lost help me look.... seee all gone" lol
I still uy the enfalac toddler once in a while just as a supplimentary beverage, mind you they dont really like it.






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1/11/07 9:44 A

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we're jsut now transitioning from bottle to sippy. our LO flat out rejected the sippy at first. it's been slow,but daycare helped because 1) they offered the sippy 2 - 3 times every day and 2) LO saw all the other kids drinking from sippy.

we use the avent bottle and i ordered the soft sippy spout and handles for converting her bottles to sippies. she doesn't like the handles, but does really good with the soft sippy spouts. (drugstore.com is you are interested in the product...they have the best price i could find) our LO also really seems to do well with the Nuby with the sippy top. i recently saw them in a huge bin on sale at walmart...wish i would have bought several but at the time i wasn't sure she'd like it. oh well.

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1/11/07 8:50 A

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With the sippy, buy cups with soft spouts. Those are simialr to the bottle. You can get them anywhere. Just make sure they are soft. We just gave Hunter a sippy one night since he had already been using one from time to time throughout the day. We never gave the bottle back but you can start off slow and eliminate one bottle per day. At night we would hold him and let him drink his sippy (just like the bottle). That way it was an easy transition for him. We also still warm his sippy milk. He perfers it like that. I hope this helps. Good luck

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1/11/07 3:56 A

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Thanks. Reading these posts, I feel like I haven't been feeding my DS enough, but he is already 25 pds. I did nurse him for 6 mos, too.

I am going to start feeding him the meals you guys suggested. Also, how did you guys do the weaning of bottle/whole milk. I am still trying to get Max to use a sippy cup too. I guess we are confused.


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1/11/07 12:43 A

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sphaghetti, cup o noodles (low sodium), little sandwiches, waffles, pancakes, whole milk, fruit of all kinds, etc..

He can eat whatever we eat at this point. I just would watch for extra spices or sodium.

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1/10/07 10:36 P

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I think your LO will lead the way, but here is a general idea of what Matt eats---he is 13mo and eats every 2-3 hours. He eats what we eat, so they are all homemade; not babyfood. He drinks whole milk now, and has since 12 months old. He also drinks water at every meal/snack:

breakfast-whole grain cereal, milk, fruit
snack-yogurt, graham crackers
lunch-chicken salad/beans, wheat bread, veggie, milk
snack-cheese, fruit
dinner-poultry/fish/beans, brown rice, veggie, milk
snack-applesauce & oatmeal

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DD is almost 14 months old and she has been on milk/soy milk (poopy issues) since she was 12 months old. She has never ate the baby cereal or the baby jared foods. It wasnt a lack of trying them on my end, she just never cared for them. I feed her the Lil' ones food. It actually has some consistancy to it. Or she eats what ever we are eating. Loves veggies and fruits. Mac and cheese, hot dogs, really anything she can hold and feed herself with. She drinks all kinds of juices, but I try to buy the all natural unsweetened kinds. Loves the high pulp orange juice. I only give her milk at night and one bottle in the morning. She LOVES fuit cups. She wont sit and eat a meal, she plays, grabs a bite, plays and grabs a bite. Has always been that way.
Hope something I have said helps, I get on a roll and my replies can get pretty long! Sorry.
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1/10/07 7:55 P

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My son is 15 months old. He has been off the bottle and baby food since he was 11 months. We feed him EVERYTHING. For bk it's usually waffles, banana, milk. Lunch is a pb&j snadwich or a lunchable or hotdog. Dinner is whatever we are eating. He LOVES greenbeans and any fruit he can get his hands on. We cut up cantelope and other fruits. He also likes to crunch on cereal (cheerios or something).

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I am clueless to what one should be giving a 14 month old for meals at this point. I usually give my DS 3-4 8 oz bottles, a rice cereal bk, fruit for lunch and stage 3 meal and some of our meal for dinner. I am not sure when I should wean him to regular milk(formula gets pricey). I don't know when I should start cutting stage 2-3 foods either. My DS loves to eat, so I really don't have a problem with feedings, just need to know what typical meals are for this age. I forgot to ask my dr, and Gerber's plan has a lot of things like Meat sticks, which add up cost wise. I could probably make some meals on my own that would be suitable too. Thanks for your feedback.


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