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Food Chart for Babies

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BabyThe first year in the life of an infant requires good nutriton to support the rapid growth and development that occurs during this period. The above factors make it important to develop a food chart that is tailor made to suit the needs of a baby. This helps the mother plan meals that are well balanced and wholesome. Iron, carbohydrates and proteins are some of the nutrients that need attention. The blog below discusses a food chart that helps an infant achieve optimum nutrition. Read on to know more. 

 

Chart Based On Food Pyramid For Baby Nutrition

4- 6 Months

 

6- 12 Months

 

Foods Allowed

Foods Not Allowed

Foods Allowed

Foods Not Allowed

CEREALS

 

 

 

Rice, finger millet, oats

Wheat, wheat germ

All

Nil

FRUITS

 

 

 

Only strained juices

Whole fruits

All

Nil

VEGETABLES

 

 

 

Strained juices and purees

Whole vegetables with skin and seeds

All

Nil

DAIRY

 

 

 

Curd

Milk, cheese, flavored yogurt

Milk, cheese

Nil

EGGS

 

 

 

Cooked egg yolk

Whole egg

Whole cooked egg only at 12 months

Raw eggs, mayonnaise

MEAT

 

 

 

Nil

Meat, organ meat and fish

All meats and fish

Organ meat, processed meat

 

By the end of one year, the baby must be familiar with the diet that the family consumes and a variety of foods must be introduced. The above food chart is a very handy tool to help a mother ensure that all the nutrient needs of her infant are met.

 

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2 Comments

Anonymous's picture
Can't we introduce even poultry meat, mashed up or minced to the baby in his first year?
sumitaThomas's picture
Yes, the chart shows that all meat are allowed after 6 months. Any earlier, it can cause choking and will not be well accepted by the infant.
Food Chart For Babies