Acceptable baby food by months
Birth to Four Months (Breast Milk or Formula Only)
Four to Six Months - For Liquids (breast milk or formula)
5-7 oz. every 4-5 hours about 5 times a day (24-36 oz.)
For Solids (liquid-soaked rice cereal, later try adding grain cereals)
Start with mixing 1 teaspoon dry iron-fortified oat cereal with 4 to 5 teaspoons breast milk or formula. Little by little thicken mixture by increasing to 1 tablespoon dry cereal combined with breast milk or formula. Mixture should be fed twice a day.
Six to 9 months - For liquids Breast milk or formula
For solids (iron-fortified cereals, pureed or strained fruits and vegetables)
3 to 9 tablespoons cereal given over 2 to 3 feedings per day
1 teaspoon fruit, gradually increased to 1/4 to 1/2 cup in 2 to 3 feedings per day. Banana, pears, applesauce, peaches, apricots, plums, and avocado.
1 teaspoons vegetable, gradually increased to 1/4 to 1/2 cup in 2 to 3 feedings per day. Acorn squash, green peas, sweet potatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, asparagus, green beans, spinach, snow peas.
10 - 12 months for liquid breast milk or formula, non citrus juice such as pear or apple. For solids - sugar snap peas, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, beans, mango, papaya, cantaloupe,cherries, eggplant, lamb, lean beef, chicken or turkey.
12+ months - For liquids - Continue to breastfeed as long as baby and you like. Juice and water.
Approx 4 oz. cow’s/soy milk (or yogurt) up to 4 times a day.
For solids - Finger foods include cut-up lightly-toasted bagel pieces, well-cooked piece pasta (no noodles), teething crackers, and low-sugar cereals. All vegetables and fruit.