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Meal Patterns - Infants

Meal Component Birth through 3 months 4 to 7 months 8 through 11 months
BREAKFAST - Serve the following 3 components
1. Breast Milk or Formula 4 - 6 fl. oz. 4 - 8 fl. oz. 6 - 8 fl. oz.
2. Infant Cereal None 0 - 3 Tbsp 2 - 4 Tbsp
3. Fruit or Vegetable None None 1 - 4 Tbsp
LUNCH or SUPPER - Serve the following 4 components
1. Breast Milk or Formula 4 - 6 fl. oz. 4 - 8 fl. oz. 6 - 8 fl. oz.
2. Infant Cereal None 0 - 3 Tbsp 2 - 4 Tbsp
3. Fruit or Vegetable None 0 - 3 Tbsp 1 - 4 Tbsp
4. Meat or Meat Alternative Lean meat, poultry, fish, egg yolk, cooked beans or peas None None 1 - 4 Tbsp
Cheese None None 1/2 - 2 oz.
Cottage Cheese None None 1 - 4 oz.
SNACK - Serve the following 2 components
Breast Milk or Formula 4 - 6 fl. oz. 4 - 6 fl. oz. 2 - 4 fl. oz.
Grain or Bread
Bread None None 0 - 1/2 slice
Crackers None None 0 - 2 crackers