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EvieJ EvieJ 6 years
Comment 1 says: "There should not be "three meals a day" offered, it's mostly for the experience and getting used to it, not for nutrition. Obviously some eat more and some eat less, and some have medical conditions such as reflux that requires heavier food. But three snacks a day is more accurate until they're a year." And my reply is still that my daughter would have starved had she not had nutrition from other foods. She did not have "snacks", she had meals. It wasn't due to reflux or any other medical condition, just the fact that she was a normal baby! Up until the age of 1, babies require approximately 100 calories per kilo of body weight (that's 2.2 pounds). Dont' forget that an infant's birth weight doubles after about five months and triples by the first birthday, by which time the infant's length increases by half. Adequate and appropriate nutrition is essential during this period, for infants that *do not receive sufficient calories*, vitamins, and minerals will not reach their expected growth.
cheersdarlin916 cheersdarlin916 6 years
I agree with EvieJ, my son would have been so hungry had I waited till he was a year old.
EvieJ EvieJ 6 years
Sorry, Anonymous, but I completely disagree with you. My daughter would have starved if I would have kept her on a formula-only diet for her first year. I started her on food when she was about 4 months old, simple things like apple, pear, sweet potato and carrot purees. By the time she was a year old, she was having breakfast (cereal, porridge, toast, even pancakes, plus a dairy source and fruit), then a small bottle mid-morning (which she dropped at 12 months), then lunch (ex: pasta and/or chicken and/or rice, vegetables and another dairy), an afternoon snack (fruit, vegetable or avocado and a dairy, and then dinner. She would then have a bedtime bottle. She just turned 13 months and has an incredibly varied diet.
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