Feeding babies is hard, especially if it is your first baby.
You may have found yourself wondering what to feed your child and how much.
This is one of the reasons we started this website - because I was once one of you, a mom alone trying to navigate this new parenting thing all alone.
And trying to find the best and most accurate advice I could online. That is why I called up my sister to help me.
These meal plans were developed by Dora Babic-Cikos, Phd, our resident nutritionist and my sister.
You can check our her book Wean With Confidence for a full 6-12 Month Meal Plan here (7 months of nutritionist made meal plans and over a 100 recipes).
Why should I trust this meal plan?
The sample menu below is on the based on the FAO/WHO/UNU Energy Requirements energy and nutrient recommendations for an average 10-month-old who weighs 20.7 lbs (9.4 kg).
If your baby is bigger or smaller than this that is ok. Every baby is different and this is just an average.
This is not a personalized plan, so please bear this disclaimer in mind.
How to introduce solid foods?
Following the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Dietetic Association and World Health Organization we suggest you introduce solid foods one-by-one and for at least a day at a time.
All the recipes are to be served as finger food, to allow your child to develop their pincer grasp.
However it is possible you are still feeding your baby purees. If so, you should be transitioning away at this age (unless there are developmental reasons not to). You can learn more about how to do that safely and successfully in the STARTING SOLIDS – HOW TO TRANSITION TO FINGER FOODS guide.
Because of physical differences, growth spurts, or teething, your child may need/want more or less food than what’s proposed. This is completely normal as every child is unique.
The idea is to offer the proposed average amount of food needed and to go from there.
If however, you need or want personalized advice or have any concerns related to eating, please speak to your pediatrician or a pediatric nutritionist.
How much breastmilk/formula does a 10 month old baby need?
Amounts of breastmilk/formula are approximate for this age, adjusted for the nutrient content of the other meals.
Notably this is much lower this month than in the 9 month old meal plan due to the addition of a third solid meal.
As before, if your child wants more or less throughout the day, feel free to feed on demand.
The amounts per meal can also be split into multiple meals.
How much water do I give my 10 month old baby?
Ideally, you would also give your child 6-8 oz of water in addition to the below food and breastmilk/formula as well.
Note that different kinds of food also contain different amounts of water so that will vary with a different menu.
For children 10 months old we suggest adding a third meal of solid food.
This means that the amount of water intake can be split between three meals now.
However, at this stage it also makes sense to offer a little water in between meals as well – just not too close to liquid meals (breast or bottle feeding) as it can interfere with their appetite.
10 Month Old Meal Plan
Breakfast – Sweet Potato Fruit Pudding (click here for recipe)
- ⅓ medium-sized sweet potato
- 1 medium-sized apple
- ¼ medium-sized peach
Lunch – Broccoli Cheese Cakes (click here for recipe)
(makes 12 muffins; lunch portion is 2 muffins)
- 2 cups whole grain flour
- ⅔ cup cottage cheese
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 6 cherry tomatoes
- ¾ cup plain yogurt
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 egg yolk
- 5 oz breastmilk or formula
Dinner – Potato Leek Cod (click here for recipe)
- 2 oz cod fillet
- 1 medium-sized potato
- ½ medium-sized leek
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 6 oz breastmilk or formula
Meal plans and baby food charts for other ages are available in the baby food charts section such as Meal plan for 6 month old baby, 7 month old baby food chart, 8 month old baby food chart, 9 month old baby food chart, 10 month old baby food and diet chart, 11 month old meal plan and 1 year old baby food chart.
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