Thursday, May 3, 2012

Feeding Baby: 9-10 months

Third post in the series:

Add finger foods to baby’s diet!  Good foods include (as baby is ready for them) wafer cookies/crackers and other bite-sized finger foods (crunchy toast, well-cooked pasta, Cheerios, bite-sized pancakes, grilled cheese, mac n’ cheese, small pieces of meat, diced fruit, diced cooked veggies, diced cheese), chunky jarred foods, boiled/mashed egg yolk, cottage cheese, and strawberries.

Start to add new flavors/spices (turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, rosemary, oregano, etc.).  Research indicates that if diverse flavors haven’t been introduced by age 1, a baby may prefer a more narrow bland diet when she grows up.

Cut foods into cubes or interesting shapes.

Good supplements include Brewer’s Yeast (1/2 – 1 tsp. / day) – adds protein and B vitamins, and flaxseed – adds omega-3’s.

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