Baby Nutrition Table – The Foods Your Baby Needs

This simple table shows the elements required for balanced baby nutrition and lists the foods you need to include in your little one’s diet.

This table is a useful guide after your baby reaches about 10 months of age – by this time he will have been introduced to the various food groups mentioned and he will rely more completely on solid foods for his dietary needs.

Please do remember that this information is merely a guide to the basic elements for good nutrition and that it is always important to discuss your little one’s specific needs with your doctor.

Good baby nutrition is essential for healthy growth and development, but these recommendations apply equally to the rest of the family – particularly when your baby begins to enjoy the family meals. So use some of the food sources listed here to create some healthy meals for you all to enjoy.


What He
Needs

Vitamins


Benefits

Help the body to absorb food and use it effectively.  Also help the immune system.

Good Sources
for Baby

Fresh fruits and vegetables

Minerals

Needed to ensure that the vital organs function properly. Also regulate the body’s water balance.

Breastmilk or formula, eggs, cereals, meat and green, leafy vegetables

Proteins

Help the body to grow and to repair itself.

Poultry, meat, grains, dairy products, eggs and legumes

Carbs

Provide the energy needed to maintain bodily functions

Breastmilk or formula, whole grains, pasta, potatoes, beans, legumes, dairy products and fruit

Fats

Store energy for the body

Breastmilk or formula, vegetable oils



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