500 – 750 mL/day (2–3 servings/day)
SOLID FOOD INTAKE
3 meals and 2 snacks
DHA is an Omega-3 fat prominent in your baby's brain and important for their normal brain and eye development. By your baby's 2nd birthday, most of their 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
1–3 yr olds: 70 mg/day of DHA
Iron is essential for your baby’s physical and mental growth, and as they grow they need 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).
Your baby needs calcium for healthy development, especially of their 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.†
* Average level of DHA and ARA in worldwide breast milk is 0.32% and 0.47% (mean ± standard deviation of total fatty acids) based on an analysis of 65 studies of 2,474 women).
† The Canadian Paediatric Society recommends not introducing pasteurized whole cow’s milk (3.25%) until at least 9-12 months of age.