Babies: Nutritional guidelines for babies

Fruits and Vegetables: banana slices, ripe papaya sticks, avocado slices, soft cooked apple wedges, soft cooked sweet potato sticks, orange sections with membrane removed

Protein Food: chopped cooked egg yolk, shredded cheese pressed into a ball for easy pick up, cubes of soft cheese, tofu sticks, pieces of tender cooked flaked fish, scrambled egg

Dairy foods: grated cheese, cubes of soft cheese, lumps of cottage cheese

Nutrient requirements, seven to twelve months

  • Protein -- 14 grams
  • Iron -- 10 milligrams
  • Calcium -- 600 milligrams
  • Vitamin A -- 375 RE
  • Vitamin C -- 35 milligrams

Baby's Daily Feeding Guide

Birth to between four and six months

  • Breastmilk or formula (breastmilk on demand; 16-32 oz. formula until four months, 24 - 36 oz. formula four to six months)

Four to six months (if solids are started)

  • Breastmilk or formula (breastmilk on demand; 24 - 36 oz. formula)
  • Iron-fortified rice cereal two times a day
  • Vitamin C- and A-rich strained fruits or veggies

Six to nine months

  • Breastmilk or formula (breastmilk on demand; 24 - 32 oz. formula)
  • Iron-fortified baby cereal, 1/2 cup a day
  • Soft mashed, ripe or soft-cooked fruits or veggies
  • Strained meats and combination dinners, tofu (if not sensitive to soy) Ten to twelve months
  • Breastmilk or formula (breastmilk on demand; 16 - 24 oz. formula)
  • In addition to cereal, add toast, bagels, crackers, dry cereal, whole grain bread, pasta, rice, cooked grains, muffins (if not sensitive to wheat)
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