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BABY'S FOOD
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From birth to 6 months

Breast milk

Nursing on demand
 
Exclusively breastfed babies should receive 10mg (400IU) daily of a vitamin D supplement.
 
Iron-fortified Formula
Formula feeding on demand, about 8 to 5 feedings every 24 fours. At approximately 4 months about 6 to 4 feedings every 24 hours. Boil all water for formula and drinking water.
 
Iron-fortified Infant Cereal
None
 
Other Grain Products
None
 
Vegetables
None
 
Fruits
None
 
Meat and Alternatives
None
 
Milk Products
None
 
Texture
Milk from breast or bottle
 
Other advice
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From 6 to 9 months
 
Breast milk
Nursing on demand
 
Breastfed babies should receive 10mg (400IU) daily of a vitamin D supplement until enough vitamin D is provided by baby’s food, or until one year of age.
 
Iron-fortified Formula
Formula feedings on demand, about 5 to 3 feedings evry 24 hours.
 
Iron-fortified Infant Cereal
At approximately 6 months you may start to introduce iron-fortified infant cereal –rice or barley. Mix with breast milk or formula. Feed cereal from a spoon, not from the bottle. Start with 2 or 3 teaspoons, progress to 2 to 4 tablesspoons twice daily.
 
Other Grain Products
Introduce other grain products like toast or unsalted crackers.
 
Vegetables
Offer pureed cooked vegetables –yellow, green or orange. Progress to soft mashed cooked vegetables, 4 to 6 tablespoons a day.
 
Fruits
Offer pureed cooked fruits, very ripe mashed fruit (e.g.banana) 6 to 7 tablespoons a aday.Around 7 to 9 months fruit juice may br offered from a cup.
 
Meat and Alternatives
After vegetables and fruits , offer pureed cooked meat, fish, chicken, tofu, mashed beans, egg yolk,1 to 3 tablespoons a day.
 
Milk Products
Offer plain yogurt (3.25%MF or higher), cottage cheese or grated hard cheese, 1 to 2 tablespoons a day.
 
Texture
Runny, thin cereal from spoon. Progress to thickened cereal. Finely mashed soft solids.
 
Other advice
Avoid egg whites, added sugar, salt.
 
 
From 9 to 12 months
 
Breast milk
Nursing on demand.
 
Breastfed babies should receive 10mg (400IU) daily of a vitamin D supplement until enough vitamin D is provided by baby’s food , or until one year of age.
 
Iron-fortified Formula
Formula feeding or whole cow’s milk, about 4 to 3 feedings every 24 hours.
 
Iron-fortified Infant Cereal
Continue with iron-fortified infant cereal.
 
Other Grain Products
Introduce other plain cereals, bread, rice and pasta, 8 to 10 tablespoons a day.
 
Vegetables
Offer mashed or diced cooked vegetables, 6 to 10 tablespoons a day.
 
Fruits
Offer soft fresh fruits, peeld, seeded and diced or canned fruits packed in water or juice, diced, 7 to 10 tablespoons a day.
 
Meat and Alternatives
Offer minced or diced cooked meat, fish, chicken, tofu, beans, egg olk, 3 to 4 tablespoons a day.
 
Milk Products
Introduce whole (homo) cow’s milk. Progress from a bottle to a cup. Continue with plain yogurt (3.25% MF or higher), cottage cheese or other cheese, 2 to 4 tablespoons a day.
 
Texture
Soft minced or diced table foods.
 
Other advice
Avoid egg whites, added sugar, and salt.

Written by: Healthplus24 team
Date last updated: July 13, 2011