As your baby approaches their first birthday, their nutritional needs will continue to change and evolve. It’s important to provide a well-balanced and varied diet to support their growth and development. Learn about the best foods to introduce at this age, as well as helpful tips for introducing new flavors and textures. Get expert advice on how to ensure your 10-11 month old is getting the nutrients they need to thrive.
10-11 Months Baby Nutrition
What new nutrients are added to your baby’s diet at 10 and 11 months ? How do meal frequencies change? Let’s take a look together.
Your baby’s 10th-11th birthday. Eating can turn into a game for him.
Food can be scattered on your baby’s head rather than going to his stomach.
10.-11. Mealtimes in months mean not only eating, but also making new discoveries and learning new information for your baby.
Your baby may mash potatoes at the table, smack yogurt, get dirty, and egg pieces may come out of his ears. In this way, your baby gains new experiences. You should be patient during this period and try to teach him what is right without getting tired.
Number of Meals and Frequencies of Feeding in 10-11 Months Baby Nutrition
Still, the most important nutrient for your baby is breast milk; he can get formula if he can’t get breast milk.
Three meals a day should come from additional food.
A 10-11 month old baby has a stomach capacity of 210-250 ml.
What Does a 10-11 Month Old Baby Eat?
In addition to the nutrients given at 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th months, the following foods can be given to a baby:
Fish is a very rich source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A and D, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium, iron, zinc, and iodine.
Fish supports the brain and nerve development of babies. It has positive effects on the intellectual development of babies and improves their learning capacity. Fish also supports your baby’s retinal development and vision functions.
At 10 and 11 months, fish can be added gradually to your baby’s diet, but some babies may show an allergy to it. In consultation with your doctor, you can add fish to your baby’s diet in small quantities.
Note! Deep sea fish are not recommended as they contain heavy metals. During this period, surface fish should be introduced.
What are deep sea fish?
- Gray mullet
- Sea bass
In 10–11 months, your baby can consume all the meals you cook at home. However, as we mentioned in the 9th month of baby feeding, we should not add salt, tomato paste, or spices to the meals .
Ready-made packaged products, egg whites, foods containing simple sugar, and foods with high allergic potential such as tomatoes and broad beans are still dangerous for your baby.
Spinach: With the addition of spinach, the nitrite rate increases. We recommend making spinach for one meal and not giving it back to your baby at other meals.
Orange: Orange can cause both gas and allergic reactions in babies. It can also trigger diaper rash in the summer. For this reason, you can easily give your baby fruits and vegetables with the least allergy potential. I also recommend consuming seasonal fruits and vegetables.
This is important information! It is critical to add 1-2 drops of lemon juice to the egg yolk or to serve one of the vitamin C sources alongside the egg. Vitamin C facilitates the absorption of iron in the body.
When is normal milk given to the baby?
Fresh cow’s milk is an important source for children.
However, cow’s milk is not recommended before the age of one, since it causes micro-bleeding in the digestive system before your baby’s sixth month, has a low iron content, a high protein and sodium content (2–3 times more than breast milk), and cannot replace breast milk .
Excessive consumption of cow’s milk during infancy (0-11 months) prevents babies from getting used to new tastes and flavors and diversifying foods. It delays the development of eating functions.
Low-fat milk is not recommended before 1 year of age, and skim milk is not recommended before 5 years of age .
Cow’s Milk for Babies
- It contains high saturated fat.
- Cow’s milk has low levels of essential fatty acids, vitamin C, zinc, and niacin.
- It contains low amount of iron with low bioavailability.
- May cause gastrointestinal bleeding.
- It may cause high kidney solid load due to the high protein and some minerals it contains.
Goat Milk for Babies
It contains 3 times more sodium when compared to breast milk. This causes kidney solid load in your baby, (excessive load on the kidneys and fatigue of the kidneys), hypernatremia (electrolyte imbalance), azotemia (increased urea nitrogen, creatinine level in the blood).
Goat milk contains 3 times more protein than breast milk. This causes metabolic acidosis (accumulation of acid ions that need to be excreted through the kidneys or the loss of excess bicarbonate ions), dehydration (water loss due to diarrhea or vomiting) in the baby.
Goat milk contains less folic acid than breast milk, and it is also very weak in iron in its structure.
Goat milk, like cow’s milk, is not recommended before 1 year of age. Giving before the age of one may cause problems such as developmental disorders and anemia.
Cow, goat, and sheep milk proteins are similar to each other. At least 90% of children with cow’s milk allergies also have an allergic reaction to goat’s milk and sheep’s milk.
Goat milk should not be given to babies with cow’s milk allergies.
You may find it interesting to read our “5 Reasons to Give Your Baby Goat Milk” article.
10-11 Months Baby Nutrition Chart
|When you wake up: breast milk|
|Breakfast: Egg yolk + 1 teaspoon of curd cheese + 1 teaspoon of molasses|
|Snack: Breast milk|
|Lunch: Vegetable soup + 1 slice of whole rye bread|
|Snack: Breast milk|
|Snack: 1 small bowl of yogurt + 1/4 apple|
|Dinner: 1 meatball|
|Snack: Breast milk|
|Overnight: Breast milk|
Attention! This list may vary for each baby. There are babies who suckle frequently and babies who prefer to be fed in a variety of ways. This nutrition chart only shows the example of “which meals can you add additional food to during the transition to complementary foods”.