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30-60 mL (2-4 tbsp) per serving
2-3 times a day
DHA is an Omega-3 fat prominent in your baby's brain and important for his normal brain and eye development. By your baby's 2nd birthday, most of his brain growth will have already occurred.
If using an infant formula, use a formula supplemented with docosahexaenoic acid(DHA). Once on solids, fatty fish is another excellent way to ensure your baby's diet is rich in DHA
6-12 months: 70mg/day of DHA
Iron is essential for your baby's physical and mental growth, and as he grows he needs more to avoid iron deficiency anemia. Once your baby is on solids, make sure you provide iron rich foods.
Iron from animal products, especially meat, is absorbed more easily than from other sources. Vitamin C also helps absorption of iron from plant sources (non-heme-iron).
7-12 months: 11mg/day
Your baby needs calcium for healthy development, especially of his bones and teeth.
The Canadian Paediatric Society recommends not introducing pasteurized whole cow's milk (3.25%) until at least 9-12 months of age.║
7-12 months: 260 mg/day
At 6 months, you can begin introducing iron rich solid foods one at a time. Wait a least 2 days after each to identify which foods your baby won't tolerate well. The amount she drinks well naturally decrease as her solid food intake increases.
For up to 9 to 12 months, your baby will get most of her nutrients from breast milk or formula. As your baby is learning to eat a variety foods with different textures, think of solids as a supplement to her diet.
Keep in mind, cow's milk can become part of your babies diet†, however, it is not nutritionally complete and should not be used to fill nutritional gaps.
Start with nearly liquid foods, then gradually introduce foods with thicker textures. Always supervise infants when they're eating.
Avoid foods like nuts, raw carrots, popcorn, hard, sticky
or round candy, raisins, hot dogs and whole grapes.
All infants: Sugary drinks or foods
Infants under 1:Honey (risk of botulism)
Limit fruit juice as it may take the place of
more nutrient-rich foods. Give only if baby is
older than 6 months and drinking from a cup. Limit to 125 to 175 ml per day.
Breast milk provides the optional nutrition for your baby.
Lactating women should have at least 200 mg
of DHA/day§. Eat foods rich in DHA, especially
fatty fish such as salmon, to support your baby's
normal brain and eye development.†
All breastfed infants should receive a daily
Vitamin D supplement of 400 IU (10 μg) until
their diet provides it or they reach one year of age.
Babies in northern communities or with dark
skin should get 800 IU (20 μg) per day from
October to April.