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0 – 4 Months

What to feed

  • Breast milk only

Texture

  • Fluids only

Tips

  • Breast milk is the main food for new borns, containing essential nutrients for complete growth and development of the baby. There is no need to supplement the milk with any other food at this stage.

4 – 6 Months

What to feed

  • Breast / formula milk is still the main food source
  • Pureed foods can start to be introduced at this age to supplement the milk
  • Look for foods which are easy to digest such as pumpkin, sweet potato, carrots

Texture

  • Smooth, runny puree

Tips

  • Start with just one meal a day to supplement the breast milk
  • When introducing a food, start by serving just 1-2 teaspoons to see if the child has and allergic reaction or not
  • Should make the same menu for 5-7 days to observe allergies before changing menu
  • Adjust the viscosity of food with milk so that children can drink the food if necessary
  • No need to season the food

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7 – 9 Months

What to feed

  • Protein sources can be added to the diet at this stage.
  • Try finely chopped meats such as pork, chicken, liver or fish or half a boiled egg
  • It is a good time to also introduce more vegetables and fruits such as spinach, carrot, banana and apples

Texture

  • Puree with thicker texture

Tips

  • Two meals a day to supplement breast milk feeding is appropriate
  • Increase the viscosity of the food at this stage to help with first practice of chewing and swallowing
  • Do not add salt, sugar or honey to flavor the food

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10 – 12 Months

What to feed

  • Think about ways to incorporate the 5 food groups in baby meals
  • Increase the amount of protein food such as boiled eggs, liver, pork, chicken and fish
  • Feed colorful fruits and veg with increasingly thicker textures
  • Start feeding finger foods such as boiled carrots
  • Try more advanced menus such as porridges, steamed eggs, macaroni soup

Texture

  • A variety of textures including thick purees with small pieces mixed in

Tips

  • Recommend feeding 3 meals a day, together with breast milk
  • Its a good stage to allow the children to interact or even play with their food. But finger food should initially be soft (such as boiled carrots) so that it can be easily swallowed
  • Parents need to be calm and patient if their children are "difficult" or "fussy" eaters - some children may go through teething at this stage and have sensitive gums which may hurt when eating

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1 – 2 Years

What to feed

  • Try to cover the 5 groups in all 3 daily meals
  • The baby can start to drink supplementary cow's milk in a cup or carton (2 - 3 times per day)
  • Feed a good variety of fruits and vegetables
  • Cooking techniques such as stir-frying, frying or boiling can all be used
  • Consider new menus such as egg fried rice or mean in soups

Texture

  • Soft, easy to chew food with is smooth or chopped into small pieces

Tips

  • Prepare food to be appetizing and varied
  • Make sure meats or vegetables are not too hard or chewy
  • Train your baby to start using eating utensils to become more independent eaters

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2 –3 Years

What to feed

  • Eat to complete the 5 food groups in all 3 daily meals
  • Drink 2 - 3 glasses of fresh milk per day
  • Feeding food which is similar to adult food is allowed
  • New menus such as fried Macaroni with Eggs, Soup with egg tofu and pork chops can be introduced

Texture

  • Cut into pieces, with similar texture as adult food

Tips

  • Some children become easily distracted in other activities at this age which can be a challenge
  • A variety of interesting menus should be used to keep them interested in food
  • Allow children to participate in cooking to get them interested in food
  • Abstain from snacks before meals (1-2 hours)
  • Try to keep mealtimes at the regular time on each day to form good eating habits

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