The job of protein in your child's diet will help her grow up big and strong. Protein (along with the iron, B vitamins, and zinc in these foods) builds muscle.
How much protein does your child need each day?
0 to 8 months: None
8 to 10 months: 1 tbsp (Offer cooked, pureed meats or poultry, cheese cubes, tofu, or egg yolk)
10 to 12 months: 2-4 tbsp (Offer cooked, pureed meats or poultry, cheese cubes, tofu, or egg yolk)
12 to 24 months: 2-3 servings (One serving equals 2 tbsp cooked meat, fish, or poultry, 1 egg, 1/4 cup cooked beans. Shoot for protein portions the size of your child's palm, 2-3 times a day)