Both his weight and height are below the 3rd percentile for his age. At 11 months he can start to eat finger foods and regular foods cut up in small pieces and he can start to feed himself (with his hands) at 3 meals a day. As a guideline for a 11-12 month old child should eat the following: Breast-milk or Formula (8oz) 3-5 feedings a day, Dairy 1 serving a day – cheese (1/2 oz) or yogurt (1/2 cup). Starch 2 feedings a day – Infant Cereal (2-4 Tbsp), bread (1/2 slice), crackers (2), or pasta (3-4 Tbsp). Fruits or Vegetables 2-3 feedings a day – (3-4 Tbsp). Meat 2 feedings a day – 3-4 Tbsp) or beans (1/4 cup). Suggest giving him Pediasure, milkshakes, or smoothies with fruit (milk or yogurt, banana or strawberries (or any type fruit), ice cream blended) for all meals (in place of milk) for additional calories for weight gain. Hoped that helped you.
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