Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Fortunate | 2011-05-05


Baby Food

Hi Doc

Please share ideas for well-balanced baby home food. My son is 11 months, I give him mealie- meal porridge in the morning with margarine &  baby formula, fruity purity as a snack, for lunch and supper - mash potatoes or butternut with some kind of gravy, sometimes fish curry, bits of chicken or viennas. I recently thought of adding tuna and yogurt to his menu. Is this safe for his age?
Is he getting enough nutrition? What can I do to give him some veggies. He refuses cereal and vegetable purity.

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I hope that our regular forum members will give you some advice. It would also be a good idea to write in to our new Parenting Line on Health24.

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Posted by: Nini | 2011-05-06

There is so much you can do at this age!!!!

For breakfast, what about some weetbix, or oats-so-easy, or maltabella now in the winter. The list is endless.
Lunch - sandwhich with ham and cheese, or peanut butter and jam / soup / fish fingers / chicken nuggets / recently discovered my lg loves 2 min noodles which is great.

Dinner - sweet potatoe / soup / spigetti bolognaise. Basically anything we eat, except spicy food and curries.

Fish is always a GREAT option. Tuna is fine.
Yogurt is definately a MUST HAVE in his diet.

Snacks - What about cutting up some grapes / or slices of banana / or make some custard and jelly / or yogurty / or rice cakes

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