Feeding Tips to Feed Eleven-Month-Old:
By the time one’s baby is 11-months-old, he or she is likely to be able to eat on their own. One can give one’s baby the same food as the rest of the family after mashing it a bit or cutting it into small pieces to help one’s baby chew and digest it better. Also, one needs to be sure to watch over one’s child during meal and snack times to make sure they do not choke over any food.
How Much a Baby can eat at this Stage?
By the time the baby is 11-months-old, he or she can eat a wide range of items across fruits, vegetables, and meat. Three meals, as well as a snack, coupled with formula or breast milk, are what an average 11-month-old baby does need each day. The meal, as well as snack timings, will much depend on one’s baby’s daily routine as well as yours.
How Much Quantity per Day?
The appetites of one’s baby will vary depending on his or her level of activity and their growth spurts to a large extent. The following is an approximate estimation of the quantity of food one’s baby needs each day:
- Up to half a cup of cereal
- Half a cup of vegetables
- Up to half a cup of fruits
- 3 tbsp of dairy
- half a cup of mixed cereals
- 4 tbsp of meat or other proteins
Things to follow if not sure whether one’s baby is getting enough breast-milk or formula
While feeding one’s baby, a few concerns are bound to assail one every now and then. These will indeed include the worry whether one’s child is getting enough milk or formula every day or not.
Here are some ways in which you can assess this:
If one’s baby appears contented after every feed, it is an indication that he or she is getting enough milk.
When one experiences let-down, it is an indication that is being replenished on a regular basis.
One needs to check the baby’s urine and see if it is clear and odorless. This indeed a sign of a well-fed baby.
One’s baby has regular bowel movements.
Formula Fed Baby:
Convert one’s baby’s weight into pounds and multiply it by 2 and 2.5 to get two values that will be considered as lower as well as upper ranges for the amount of formula one’s baby needs each day.
As one’s baby approaches their first birthday, the formula feed is indeed likely to decline to just one big feed per day.
See if one’s baby does wet a minimum of six diapers in a 24-hour period.
Best Foods for Your Eleven-Month-Old Baby:
It is actually important to cultivate healthy eating habits in one’s baby right from an early age. So, keep a watch for any possible allergies and go ahead with introducing one’s child to all kinds of foods.
A great source of vitamins as well as minerals, fruits must be an integral part of one’s baby’s daily diet. From apples to oranges to bananas and pears, there is nothing that one’s baby cannot try.
Poultry and Fish:
Packed with proteins, fish, and chicken can indeed be extremely helpful in the child’s brain development and normal growth.
Different types of cheese such as a cottage, cheddar, ricotta, and goat can indeed enhance the taste of one’s baby’s meals while meeting daily protein needs.
Pulses and Grains:
Everything under this category can indeed be offered to one’s 11-month-old baby. Switch between the grains and pulses in order to give one’s baby some variety at mealtimes.
Dairy items such as yogurt and curd are good foods for young children. Except for cows’ milk which is given only after the age of one.
Leafy vegetables, especially green ones such as spinach and fenugreek are particularly beneficial to babies as they contain iron.
All kinds of vegetables are good for one’s baby. Make it a point to use three different vegetables, one at every meal of every day.
Eggs, especially the yolk is good for babies at this age. It is also easy for them to eat and digest.
11-Month Baby Food Chart/Meal Plan
Here is a sample 11-month-old baby food schedule:
• On Waking Up
• Morning Snack
• Evening Snack
• Late Night
• Healthy Cereal
• Pieces of Apple
• Cud Rice With Vegetables
• Chicken or vegetable soup with toast
• Ragi Dosa
• Banana Slices
• Broken Wheat Khichdi
• Dosa with sambar
• Banana Pancake
• Sweet Potato Wedges
• Chappathi With Dal and Other Gravy
• Parantha with Dal
• Regular Dosa
• Mashed Papaya
• Rice With Fish Curry
• Vegetable pulao with curd
• Egg Yolk On Toast
• Stewed Pear
• Khichdi With Vegetables and Curd
• Rice and gravy
• Broken Wheat Porridge
• Rusk/Teething Biscuits
• Idlis and Sambar
• Chappathi with paneer curry
• Paneer Bhurji Sandwich
• Melon Cubes
• Stuffed Parantha
• Baked veggies with mashed potatoes
• Homemade Baby Food Recipes
• Semolina (Suji) Halwa
• ½ cup semolina (suji)
• 1 cup of water
• ½ tsp powdered cashews/almonds (optional)
• ½ tsp ghee
• 1 date, pureed