The Best First Foods for Your Baby | Fit Pregnancy

The Best First Foods for Your Baby

Fulfill your baby’s nutrient needs with these feeding guidelines.

baby eating

 

Daily special

Use this one-day sample menu for 8- to 11-month- olds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a daily feeding guide and be sure to watch for signs of satiation: When your baby turns her head from the spoon or seems to lose interest, she’s telling you that she’s had enough, says Kathleen Reidy, Dr.P.H., R.D. 

 

 

Breakfast:

6 to 8 ounces of breast milk or formula
1 to 4 tablespoons of fruit or vegetables
2 to 4 tablespoons of iron- fortified infant cereal
(A 5-tablespoon serving of iron-fortified barley cereal provides almost half of a baby’s daily iron needs.)

Lunch and Dinner:

6 to 8 ounces of breast milk or formula
2 to 4 tablespoons of iron-fortified infant cereal and/or 1 to 4 tablespoons of meat, fish, poultry, egg yolk or beans
1 to 4 tablespoons of fruit or vegetables

Snack: 

2 to 4 ounces of breast milk or formula 
1 to 2 crumpled whole- grain crackers

Page:

Most Popular in baby