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Baby's First Foods

The Best Foods for 12 Months and Up

New Foods
Add whole cow's milk to his diet. He'll need the extra calories and fat until he's 2; then you can switch to lower-fat or skim milk.

How Often?
Three or four meals, plus two snacks; the same pattern as above.

Sample Daily Menu
* 4 to 8 tablespoons -- that's 12 to 24 teaspoons of cooked vegetables or fruit, cut into small pieces or pureed
* 4 servings of grain food (a serving is ¼ slice of bread or 2 tablespoons of rice, potatoes, or pasta)
* 2 servings ½ ounce or 1 tablespoon each serving) of cooked meat, poultry, fish, or eggs

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