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WIC : wic-firstyear

Baby's First Year

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  • Breast milk or formula with iron provides all necessary nutrients for your baby's first 6 months of life.
  • Start cereal 6 months.
  • Start vegetables and fruits at 6 to 8 months.  Use plain, not mixed vegetables or fruits.
  • Avoid adding sugar to fruit, or salt or fat to vegetables.
  • Use strained or finely chopped meat, chicken, or fish. Also try cooked dry beans (mashed to prevent choking) and cottage cheese.
  • Buy plain meat, not meat dinners or meat-vegetable combinations.
  • Start meat, egg yolk, and other high protein foods at 6 months.
  • Offer more "table foods" as your baby gets older.  Encourage self-feeding even though it's messy!

 

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