What should be the diet of a 9 months old baby?
Q: I have a nine months old daughter who weighs 7.3 kg. I breast fed her exclusively for 6 months and then started semi-solids. How much milk should she be having because as I am weaning off and she takes my milk only once a day. Her diet chart is like this: 9.30 am- one breast feed on waking up; 11.00 am- banana mixed with 3 oz milk; 2-3 pm- a cereal bowl (150 ml); evening- 2-3 glucose biscuits dipped in milk (about 2 oz); 8.30 pm- cereal again or khichdi (150 ml). I am told that she should be consuming 15 oz milk daily. Does my child's diet lack something? As for her development, she has been sitting since 6 months but has no interest in crawling. She stands on giving a hand but cant support herself, of course. I know that her weight is on the lower side but then shes been b/f for so long. Also she was born 2.7 kg. Is her calcium intake sufficient or not?
A:A baby of 9 months should take about 5-7 feeds a day. Try to give her 2 more feeds, one at about 5 pm and other which can be a breast feeds/top milk feed at the time of going to bed.