Types of Solid Foods

Solid baby foods must be introduced gradually. During the initial transition period, breast milk or formula will continue to be your baby’s primary source of nutrition. As you introduce more solid foods, your child’s intake of breast milk or formula will decrease accordingly. Once they have learned how to swallow solids, the solid food will provide a nutritional complement to his liquid diet.

The chart below shows different types of solid food (in order of introduction)

Foods Birth to 6 Months 6-9 Months 9-12 Months
Breat Milk

Formula

Feed on cue

Bottle feeding on demand.

Feed on cue

Bottle feeding on demand.

Feed on cue

Bottle feeding on demand.

Iron-fortified single-ingredient food NONE Iron-fortified infant cereal (2-4 tbsp / 25-60 ml twice per day) Continue with variety of cereals
Vegetables NONE Pureed or mashed cooked vegetables of all color. (4-6 tbsp / 60-90 ml per day) Mashed or diced cooked vegetables (6-10 tbsp / 90-150 ml per day)
Fruits NONE Pureed or mashed cooked fruits or very ripe mashed fruit.. (6-7 tbsp / 90-105 ml per day) Soft peel, diced fresh or canned fruits. (7-10 tbsp / 105-150 ml per day)
Grains NONE Dried toast or unsalted crackers Cereals, bread, rice and pasta (8-10 tbsp / 120-150 ml per day)
Meat and alternatives NONE Mashed or strained meat, fish or poultry, mashed silken tofu, well cooked legumes or egg yorks (1-3 tbsp / 15-45 ml per day) Minced or diced cooked meat such as fish or chicken. Tofu, beans or egg yorks could be included. (3-4 tbsp / 45-60 ml per day)
Milk products and milk NONE Plain yogurt, cottage cheese or grated cheese (1-2 tbsp / 15-30 ml per day) Diced/grated cheese, yogurt (2-4 tbsp / 25-60 ml per day)

Note:

Please avoid honey, added sugar and salt.

Please consult your physician about when to start nut products.

Leave a Reply