Is mom asking about starting baby on solid food?

Here are some guidelines to help mom make excellent choices for baby's nutrition, health development and raching milestones.

  • Enfagrow Suggested Feeding Guide

    Excellent choices...

    When solid foods are introduced to baby’s diet, mom can continue breastfeeding or formula feeding until at least 12 months. Enfagrow® Toddler Transitions is tailored for children 9-18 months and is formulated to provide nutrition to help your mom's toddler reach milestones..


  • Your baby is ready for solid foods when:

    • her birthweight has doubled
    • she can sit upright with some support
    • she shows interest in food when others are eating and may even grab food from your plate

    Enfagrow Icon Tips for starting your baby on solid foods

    1. Start with half a spoonful or less and encourage your baby through the process, but do not show disappointment if he or she is not interested.

    2. Be patient! Don’t worry if you have to offer a new food to your baby 10 - 20 times before they’ll try it.

    3. Always make sure your baby is sitting up to eat; position the baby so he or she can see the face of the person feeding him.

    4. Never force your baby to eat more after indicating fullness; this helps your baby learn to eat just the right amount.

    5. Make eating fun. Allow your baby to play with his or her food between bites. Although it’s messy, hands-on fun helps support your baby’s development.


  • 6 - 8 Months

    Dairy

    Formula
    4-5 feedings per day, 6-8 fl oz per feeding (up to a maximum of about 32 fl oz a day)

    Cereals / Grains

    Fortified cereal grains
    Start baby on iron-fortified infant cereals mixed with breast milk or formula.
    2-4 Tbsp, 2 times per day
    2 crackers or 1/2 slice bread, 1 time/day

    Introduce finger foods that have more texture, like:

    • Oat cereal O's, Toast Fingers
    • Crackers

    Fruits / Vegetables

    Pureed fruit or vegetable. Limit fruit juice to 4 oz per day and offer in a cup not a bottle.
    Between 2-3 Tbsp and 2 times per day

    • Applesauce, Avocados, Bananas, Carrots, Green beans, Peaches, Pears, Peas, Squash, Sweet potatoes

    Meats / Protein

    Pureed or finely ground lean meats and poultry
    1-2 Tbsp, 2 times per day

    • Beef, Chicken breast, Pork, Turkey

  • 8 - 12 Months

    Dairy

    Formula
    4 feedings per day, 6-8 fl oz per feeding (about 24-32 fl oz a day)

    Enfagrow® Toddler Transitions

    May include small amounts of (but no cow’s milk):

    • Cheddar or Swiss cheese, Cottage cheese, Yogurt

    Cereals / Grains

    Fortified cereal grains
    3-4 Tbsp portions, two crackers, or 1/2 slice bread; 4 servings/day

    • Bagels, Crackers (unsalted), Graham crackers, Melba toast, Noodles, Teething biscuits
    Avoid honey in toddler’s first year, as it can cause infant botulism


    Fruits / Vegetables

    Soft cooked vegetables, washed and peeled fruits
    3-4 Tbsp, 2-3 times/day

    • Applesauce, Avocados, Bananas, Carrots, Green beans, Peaches, Pears, Peas, Squash, Sweet potatoes,

    Meats / Protein

    Chopped meat, fish or poultry
    3-4 Tbsp 2 times per day

    • Beef, Chicken breast, Pork, Salmon, Tilapia, Turkey, Tuna
    Introduce one single-ingredient food at a time and wait 3-5 days before starting another.



  • 1 - 2 Years

    Dairy

    Whole milk
    Enfagrow® Toddler Next Step
    16–24 fl oz of breast milk, whole milk, Enfagrow Toddler ransitions or Enfagrow Toddler Next Step

    May include small amounts of:

    • Cheddar or Swiss cheese, Cottage cheese, Yogurt

    Cereals / Grains

    Fortified cereal grains
    3-4 Tbsp, 2 crackers or 1/2 slice bread, 6 servings/day

    • Breads (whole wheat), Crackers (unsalted), Pasta, Rice (includes brown rice), Oatmeal

    Fruits / Vegetables

    Fruits and vegetables
    About 1-2 cups divided over the day

    • Applesauce, Avocados, Bananas, Carrots, Green beans, Peaches, Pears, Peas, Squash, Sweet potatoes

    Meats / Protein

    Lean meat, eggs, fish, poultry, or cooked dried beans
    3-4 Tbsp 2 times per day

    • Beef, Egg, Pork, Turkey, Chicken Breast, Legumes (chickpeas, black beans), Salmon, Tilapia, Tuna

  • 2 - 3 Years

    Dairy

    Low-fat or skim milk
    16 fl oz low-fat or skim cow’s milk per day

    • Low-fat yogurt, Other dairy products

    After age 2, your child’s diet should be moderately low in fat. A high-fat diet can lead to health problems, including heart disease and obesity.

    Cereals / Grains

    Fortified cereal grains
    3-4 Tbsp, 2 crackers or 1/2 slice bread, 6 servings/day

    • Breads (whole wheat), Crackers (unsalted), Pasta, Oatmeal, Rice (includes brown rice)

    Fruits / Vegetables

    Fruits and vegetables
    About 2-3 cups divided over the day

    • Applesauce Avocados Bananas, Avacados, Bananas, Carrots, Green beans, Peaches, Pears, Peas, Squash, Sweet potatoes
    Avoid hard, raw fruits and vegetables, popcorn, hotdogs and meat chunks that may be a choking hazard


    Meats / Protein

    Lean meat, eggs, fish, poultry, or cooked dried beans
    3-4 Tbsp, 2 times per day

    Good sources of calcium include: low-fat or skim milk, yogurt and cheese, cooked greens, canned salmon (with bones)