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Feeding Patterns & Diet - Children 6 months to 2 years

An age-appropriate diet:

Recommendations

6 to 8 MONTHS

At this age, your baby will probably eat about 4 to 6 times per day, but will eat more at each feeding.

There are several ways you can tell that your baby is ready to eat solid foods.

You should also know:

8 to 12 MONTHS OF AGE

At this age, you can offer finger foods in small amounts. Your baby will probably let you know he is ready to start feeding himself by grabbing the food or spoon with his hand.

Good finger foods include:

You can also introduce teething foods, such as:

Continue to offer your baby breast milk or formula 3 to 4 times per day at this age.

You should also know:

1 YEAR OF AGE

You should also know:

OLDER CHILDREN

All children need plenty of calcium to support their growing bones. But not all kids get enough. Good sources of calcium include:

If your child eats a balanced, healthy diet, she shouldn't need a vitamin supplement. However, some kids can be picky eaters. Usually they still get all the nutrients they need. But if you are concerned, ask your doctor about giving your child a pediatric multivitamin.

When to call the doctor

Call your doctor if you're concerned because:

References

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