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Diet Plan
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This forum is for questions and support regarding child nutrition issues such as: Acne and food, Allergies and food, Balanced Menus, Diabetes, Finicky Eaters, Healthy Snacks, Nutrition, Weight Loss.

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Diet Plan

What is healthy diet plan for 16 months old baby girl?
Is your child male or female?
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Female
What is your child's age?
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16 months
What is your child's height?
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32
What is your child's weight (kgs or lbs)
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17.5 lbs
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Her weight is below the 5th percentile and her height between 75- 95th percentile for her age. She is very tall so she appears even thinner for her weight. At 16 months old she can eat on her own. Have you tried finger foods, and giving her foods you eat, cut up smaller? As a guideline for a 16-24 month old child should eat the following: Dairy 4 feedings a day –Milk or breast milk (4oz), cheese (½ oz), yogurt (½ cup), or cottage cheese (¼ cup). Starch 4 feedings a day – Cereal (¼ cup), pasta (¼ cup), rice (¼ cup), bread (½ slice), or crackers (2). Fruits & Vegetables 4 feedings a day – Fruits (including 100% juice limited to only 4-6ozs) & Vegetables (¼ cup). Protein source 2 feedings a day – Meat or fish (1oz), egg (1), or beans (¼ cup). She should eat 3 meals and have snacks between meals using the foods above to be spread out throughout the day. Hoped this helped you.

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