I should probably post this in Life with a Babe, but I wanted the vegan perspective. I am vegan, DH is omni, and so far 9mo FD is lacto vegetarian. I am not planning on introducing her to meat. My question is more about general baby diets. So far I have gotten conflicting info from the dietician at WIC and from the doctor. The impression I got from the dietician was that she should just be a baby and have formula and baby food/cereal until 12mo. The doc I saw today said that we should be introducing more and more "real" food so that at 12mo she can make a clean break from formula and baby food.
So my first question is, what do you all think about this. Does she magically go from being a baby to a kid the day she turns 1yo? Meaning at that point no more formula, no baby food/cereal/purees? So we should be starting the transition now with that end date in mind? I know there is nothing magical about babyfood, I am just worried that she might not be ready to be on full time solids at that point. Of course they want her to start on whole milk at that point.
So my next question is about vegan milk options. What is good for a 1yo? I have read here that some don't have enough fat for them, but I don't remember which. And in general, can you give me some ideas of baby friendly foods to start her on? I would like to avoid dairy as much as possible and I think DH would go for it as long as I can give him a healthful alternative. Our planned comprimise before having kids was that they would be ovo-vegetarian. But that was when we talked about our imaginary bf bio children. Now that we have FD, I want to make sure I have all of the info I need to make it happen and keep her healthy.
Thanks in advance!!!