Age 4-6 Months

Food  Serving size Servings per day
Breast milk or infant formula 6-8 ounces (oz.) 4-6 servings
Infant cereal
Fruit of vegetable purees
Protein purees (meat or beans)

 
1-2 tablespoons (tbsp.)
 
1-2 servings


Age 6-8 Months

Food  Serving size Servings per day
Breast milk or infant formula 6-8 ounces (oz.) 3-5 servings
Infant cereal 2-4 tablespoons (tbsp.)  2 servings
Fruit or vegetable purees 2-3 tablespoons (tbsp.) 1-2 servings
Protein purees (meat or beans) 1-2 tablespoons (tbsp.) 3-5 servings


Age 8-12 Months

Food  Serving size Servings per day
Breast milk or infant formula 6-8 ounces (oz.) 3-4 servings
Infant cereal 2-4 tablespoons (tbsp.)  2 servings
Fruit or vegetable purees 3-4 tablespoons (tbsp.) 2 servings
Protein purees (meat or beans) 4 tablespoons (tbsp.) 2 servings
Whole milk yogurt 8 tablespoons (tbsp.) 1 serving

How many tablespoons are in a jar or container of baby food?
2½ oz = 5 tablespoons
3½ oz = 7 tablespoons
4 oz = 8 tablespoons
6 oz = 12 tablespoons

Did you know?
It’s okay if your son/daughter isn’t eating the recommended amount of infant cereal or purees. He/she might just need more breast milk or formula to make sure he/she eats enough calories to grow and develop.


Rev: 2/2016

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