Guidelines for Babies

Daily Baby Feeding Guide

Food 0-4
Breastmilk or formula  16-32 ounces 24-36 ounces 24-32 ounces

16-24 ounces

Cereals and bread none iron fortified rice cereal 2x day iron fortified baby cereal, all varieties, 1/2 cup day. Toast, bagels, crackers, dry cereal, whole grain bread add pasta, rice, cooked grains, muffins
Fruits and Vegetables none Vitamin C and A rich strained soft mashed, ripe or soft cooked fresh peeled ripe, soft cooked
Protein foods none none yogurt, strained meats and combination dinners, tofu cows milk, egg yolk, dried beans, peanut butter

On the matter of how much: Each baby is different so leave the decision of how much to eat upto them. Because only they know when they are hungry and when they are full, and because they can't communicate that too clearly, what you must do is provide a good variety of wholesome food on a regularbasis then let them decide how much they will eat. Over the course of the day they will eat what they need, although their intake from one meal to the next may vary dramatically. At the minimum a one year old shouldbe getting the following to meet those nutrient needs listed earlier:2 cups of milk (full fat)4 servings of 1 to 2 tablespoons each of fruits and vegetables (one with vitamin C and one with A)2 servings of meat or equivalent of 1 to 2 tablespoons each.4 servings of breads or cereals, each about 1/4 an adult serving, and one must be an iron fortified cereal.

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