how would my 15month old baby eat more?

@im_anna (718)
Philippines
March 23, 2007 10:57am CST
she drinks milk 3 times a day, and in between she only eats a small portion of solid food 3 times a day. how do you do it? how do you keep food interesting to the babies.
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@magikrose (5425)
• United States
23 Mar 07
After having 4 kids I have come to realise that they will when they are huingry and when they are hungry they will eat what there bodies need at that time. What that means is if your child is only wantingto eat mac & cheese then they may need the dairy or the starch in the pasta. The same goes for peanutbutter and jelly sandwiches, it could be the protein in the peanutbutter or the grain in the bread. Any way if your peditrician is giving your baby a clean bill of health I wouldent worry about it. Every child eats and growns diffrently and as long as your doctor says your baby is healthy then what you are doing is the right thing.
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@im_anna (718)
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
it is true for my 4 year old. when she was still baby, she wouldn't want to eat, very depended on milk. now that she has grown up, her food intake has improved
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@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
23 Mar 07
While I think Snacks are great, I also think they should not replace meals. SO if she is not eating alot during her meal time, maybe she is snacking too much. Not all children need a snack in between every meal, and sometimes they do, and other times they don't... you will begin to notice the signs taht they're hungry. We never tried to cater to our son really, he ate what was put in front of him, if he decided he didn't want it, that's fine, his food went in the fridge for later. They will learn to eat what you serve them if you are consistent. He has to try everything on his plate before he's allowed seconds of anything. If he refuses to try his peas, he can't have more apples.. He's doing very well and we don't ever have any issues over what's on his plate. GOod luck!
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@im_anna (718)
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
i agree with you, snacks shouldn't replace meals. It happened twice, our helper gave my baby some biscuit while i was preparing the meal, by the time the meal was ready, she don't want to eat anymore.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
25 Mar 07
I have thee children and at that age I was always told to make sure they ate something solid before offering them milk as they fill up on the milk and don't get around to trying lots of different foods. Different foods are the key and lots of small inviting serves of fresh foods. Good luck.
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• United States
24 Mar 07
I've read that the more you push them to eat when they don't want to the more picky they'll be. I don't know this first hand because my daughter eats very well. However, I've never push her at all. Huh! Maybe some truth in it. They eat when they get hungry. If she's healthy then I wouldn't worry. Sometimes they are just to busy figuring out the world to eat. She'll make up for it later. My daughter will only eat a little if she's busy playing but makes up for it later at dinner.
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@cjthedog64 (1554)
• United States
23 Mar 07
I'd talk to your pediatrician first off. Not that anything is wrong, but there might be some nutritional problems. At 15 months, she should be eating 3 meals and having a couple of snacks. Milk would be more with meals than just by itself. My DS is also 15 months and we just expose him to a wide variety of foods to see what he likes and prefers. Buffet restaurants are good for trying new foods. Try having her eat a meal, then have milk afterwards. She might be filling up on the milk and not hungry for food. My son is switching to a sippy cup and doesn't drink as much that way. He's hungrier and wants real food.
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@jolanda33 (721)
• Netherlands
23 Mar 07
i think your daughter gets enough food! if she is hungry i am sure she lets you know. my 10 months old one gets 2 bottles a day, and two normal meals, between them some fruit! most important thing is drinking! so she gets 3 bottles that's more then enough!
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@latq901 (21)
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
My daughter is also 15 months old. And I'm glad she likes milk now than before,(could be because of the appetite stimulant vitamin her doctor gave her.) About solids, she doesn't eat much though, I just give her what she likes, and I'm happy that she likes food that are healthy like fruits and vegetables. How do I do it? I'm not really an expert but one thing -let her see that you also eat those foods that you like her to take, and give her the luxury of eating the way she wants, like eating using her hands, just make sure you wash her hands before she eats.
@im_anna (718)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
thanks for the suggestion. she does like to be in control