Our expert says:
Children at 1 year of age do not miss variety in their menus, it is the adults that worry about variety and also bland flavours - one-year-olds are fine with simple, bland meals. However, you can certainly try her on fish (grilled or steamed hake, etc, or tinned pilchards, or lite fish fingers) and eggs. You can certainly use lean meat, skinned chicken and fresh and Weighless fruits for her. It is true that international experts agree that children under the age of 2 years should have full-cream milk and yoghurt to ensure that they obtain sufficient energy. Seeing that your lassie is drinking soya formula and soya yoghurt this does not apply to her. You should also check to see if she is getting the correct amount of these foods (not too much) as they have a relatively high energy content. Click on 'Child' at the top of this page and then on 'Nutrition' and read the articles on 1-year-olds - check the portion sizes and the volume of milk that is recommended as overfeeding may be contributing to her overweight. Does she walk yet? If so, encourage her to be more active as this will also help her to lose weight.
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