Now I Can Sit On My Own
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Look at me! I can sit well without any help. I am between 6 and 8 months old. I am ready to start eating solid foods daily.
I like my food plain!
No need to add sugars, syrups, honey, butter, salt or spices.
I may be able to:
- Use my hands to bring toys and food to my mouth
- Try to pick up small things
- Keep pureed food in my mouth to swallow it
- Clean food off of a spoon with my mouth
- Drink from a cup with help
- Learn to crawl
When I am hungry, I may:
- Reach for food
- Point to food
- Get excited when I see food
When I am full, I may:
- Push food away
- Close my mouth tight
- Slow down eating
- Start playing with my food
Wait to give me cow's milk, shellfish, whole eggs, egg whites until I am 1 year old.
Wait to introduce peanut butter until I am 2 years old.
What I can eat/How much I might eat each day:
|What I Can Eat||Serving Size||# Times per Day|
|Breastmilk||Breastfeed me whenever I show you that I am hungry, about 3-5 times each day.|
|Infant Formula||6-8 ounces||3-5 (24-32 oz total)|
|Infant Cereal (prepared thin)||2-4 tablespoons||1-2|
|Meats, egg yolk, beans or tofu (strained or pureed)||1-2 tablespoons||1-2|
|Vegetables (plain, cooked, strained or pureed)||2-3 tablespoons||1-2|
|Fruits (soft or cooked, strained or pureed)||2-3 tablespoons||1-2|
|100% Juice||I can have up to 4-6 ounces in a day, but pureed fruit is better for me.
Let me use a cup to drink my juice (not a bottle).
|Publication 4325||New York State Department of Health||www.breastfeedingpartners.org||This institution is an equal opportunity employer.||Ver. 4/09|