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I have a one year old dd. She is my first baby and I am curious as to if I am giving her enough of what she needs for a healthy diet. I have been breastfeeding her, and still am now, and our dr told me that up until she is one that breast milk is a sufficient source of all nutrients for her and that after one it is considered to be just a supplement to other foods. I'm a single mom and I go to school full time, so I mainly feed her the organic baby food in a jar(due to limited time). I give her broccoli(which she loves) and dried mangos, but I have been primarily giving her vegetables up to this point because the fruits with the asorbic acid added to them seemed to irritate her(she has eczema issues). But I haven't added meat,milk,much fruit,eggs, or anything really solid into her diet. She also is just starting to get two teeth, so I was afraid to give her anything to "solid". So anyhow, I feel like vegetables are not enough for sure, and I'm so new at this I'm just not sure what to be doing at this point in time for her diet. I'm not big on dairy-so I don't want to necessarily do milk, but not soy either and rice milk has lots-o-sugar in it! Any feedback would be greatly appreciated for this first time mom!! Thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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as long as she is still nursing a lot, i wouldnt worry, but you can definitely start introducing more protein and fat sources. one at a time, so you can judge if it bothers her or not. my 11 month old ds loves tempeh fried up with coconut oil (lots of good protein and fat), as well as avocado, ezekial bread (high protein sprouted grain bread), yogurt (soy and dairy, usually plain), and whatever else we are eating. rice, soy or cow milk is not necessary. yogurt is much easier to digest, and you can get it plain and sweeten it with jam, fruit, etc if you want. i would suggest just taking it slow at first, adding a new food every few days, and eventually she can just eat what you are eating. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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