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What are feeding tips for your 12-month-old baby?

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  • Your baby may be pickier and less interested in food. This is normal at this age.
  • Give baby a variety of healthy foods. This is a good time to grow his taste buds.
  • Remember, baby may not like a particular food on the first try. But keep trying!
  • Giving fruit is ALWAYS better than juice. Limit juice to ½ cup a day. Water is even better.
  • Unless your baby's doctor suggests 2%, your baby should start drinking whole milk now because he needs the fat for growth.
  • 2 to 3 cups of whole milk a day is a good amount.
  • If you are weaning your baby from the bottle, wean gradually, first at mealtimes and finally before bed.
  • Putting just water in baby's bottle may help with weaning.

From: Baby's 12-Month Checkup: What to Expect WebMD Medical Reference

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Kidshealth.org: "Your Child's Checkup: 1 Year (12 Months)

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on August 18, 2019

SOURCE:

Kidshealth.org: "Your Child's Checkup: 1 Year (12 Months)

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on August 18, 2019

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