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    Default How much food is enough & milk

    Hi all, I'm struggling with my girl again and I would like to know how many calories are needed or how it can be worked out.

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    https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmr...n_brochure.pdf

    This has the recommended daily intake of the food groups for kids from age 2 but you follow it from 12 months old - it's not really a calorie based thing at this age, more offering the right amounts of the right foods and letting them eat a variety until they are satisfied and not hungry ( all toddlers vary in size so it's hard to give exact calories ) , after 12 months if they are getting all their nutrition from food they don't need any milk, if not then keep up the milk feeds so you are getting enough wet nappies and they are not hungry but really try increase the solids otherwise they will rely on milk and not want to try the food

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    Thank you, my girl has gone off food the past week and as you probably recall I've already had a battle with her. She's become fussy. Hopefully tomorrow she finds her appetite again. I. Getting plenty of wet nappies and dirty nappies.

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    Default How much food is enough & milk

    I've read anywhere between 1000-1400 calories a day (for a 1 year old)

    Although keeping in mind not every calorie is the same. Eg 100 calories in pudding is not comparable to 100 calories of broccoli.



    I have a 15 month old who might have 1500 calories one day and then the next he may only have 800. I don't track calories as such but he's such a skinny little dude I do a rough estimate in my head some days.
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    How do you know how much each food is?

    The past week I've struggled with her food. It's Like she hates everything.

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    Default How much food is enough & milk

    I don't think it's something that you need to track and obsess over. I count calories as part of my own lifestyle so I am familiar with the food we eat. I use an app called myfitnesspal for myself.
    Perhaps it would be more helpful to familiarise yourself with the recommended daily intake of foods is for bubba.


    This website has some good basic info http://www.*******.com.au/Toddler-Fe...+3+article.htm


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    I wouldn't stress about calories, just ensure you are offering a variety of foods with some decent nutritional value.

    She may be less hungry one day then she is the next.

    My Dd is 19 months old, she eats little but often, doesn't mean she doesn't refuse what is offered multiple times a day, babies can be picky, especially when they can't understand the reasoning behind why it's good to try things before deciding they don't like them.

    Some kids eat less then others, for various reasons. My Dd is naturally slim and full of energy, which leads me to believe she has a fairly fast metabolism. She eats when she's hungry and majority of it is healthy so that's good enough for me.

    I know it's hard but I would try and relax a little unless you think there is a medical reason as to why she's not eating, then perhaps a visit to the GP wouldn't hurt.

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    I've recently gone to the dr and have done blood test & awaiting results which will take 2 months.

    Hopefully it's all good.

    It's very stressful

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    Perhaps make an appointment with your child health nurse to talk through your concerns & get some more information. Best of luck.


 

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