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my daughter is still almost exclusively breastfed ~ she eats one or two biter biscuits a day for snack, and whatever veg or fruit we give her bites of that we're eating, and when i'm at work she has lunch that's usually something like, oatmeal or rice with vegetables or fruit. she doesn't have that "solid" meal every day though ~ only on the days i work ~ and even though it's working for us i'm concerned it might not be enough...<br><br>
what "should" a 10-month old be eating?
 

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According to my ped and some of the research I've done on feeding solids, a child does not need any solids for the first year--BM is all they need nutritionally. In fact, I've heard of a lot of families that give no solids for the first year especially if there are allergies in the family.
 

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Well, not sure what the big THEY says they need <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> but I can tell you what my nearly 10 month old eats. Mostly good-old momma-milk. A couple of times a day we give her bits of food, sometimes stuff for her sometimes stuff off our plates. I'll use yesterday as an example - as close to average as our life gets <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
Lunch- had on her tray - one baby (cooked) carrot stick, a few cherrios, and mamma had some yogurt for her and some spinach/carrot baby food, and a small bit of whole wheat bread<br>
actually ate- maybe 2-3 cheerios, possibly one tiny bit of carrot, 2 TINY bites of the spinach stuff, 2 TINY bites of yogurt (by tiny I mean less than 1/8 of an inch on the end of a baby spoon) a few crumbs of bread and some water.<br><br>
Dinner- (we were eating out- mexican food- her favorite) She ate- 1 bite (probably about 1/16th of an inch on the end of a big people spoon) of refried beans, and 2 bites of beans and rice together (probably 5 grains of rice all together) and 1 bite of guacamole. Oh, and some water<br><br>
I give her water a couple times a day- just because she likes it (and is teething and likes to teeth on a sippy cup with ice water...)<br><br>
Of course she has lots of free-access mamma milk.<br><br>
hope that helps!<br><br>
-Angela
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">: I am interested in how much other 10 mo olds eat also. My 10 month hardly eats anything but bm. He loves yogurt, however, and will eat a small bowl of it. However, anything else, he just nibbles on.
 

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thank you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Another mama of a 10 month old who eats very little but breastmilk. Little bites of things here and there, but she's not very into it. We just had a well baby visit, and the doctor said it was of no concern -- your job is to offer, it's her job to eat. And that breastmilk is really the best food anyway. She said, "It's not like she's going to be 15 and still drinking exclusively breastmilk. She will eat when she wants to. As long as she's growing fine, no worries."
 
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