Infants 12 months old:
|Infant rice cereal should be introduced by now. The infant needs
divided in two feedings. Start with iron-fortified cereal. Mix cereal
with breastmilk or formula.
|DO NOT put infant cereal inside the
bottle. This is a choking hazard! Feed cereal from a spoon only.
Infant should be drinking from a cup now.|
|An infant of this age should be getting nutrition from breastmilk or whole
milk. Your child needs 2-3 servings from the milk group a day.
One serving of milk is 1/2 cup.|
may begin the following:|
1/4 cup green vegetables
1/4 yellow or orange vegetable
1/4-1/2 cup of chopped fresh or
(You can use a strainer, blender or food grinder.
Offer plain food without added salt or sugar.)
1 oz ground (or 1/2 cup) meat, poultry,
fish, tofu, cottage cheese, or cheese
1 whole egg
1/4 - 1/2 cup of potatoes, rice, pasta,
|No more than 4 oz. of Infant Juice (Vitamin C fortified) may be introduced.
The 4 oz. should be divided into two feedings.|
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