Feeding Babies and Toddlers by the Food Groups
Adults have it easy: The USDA puts out guidelines. But for babies and toddlers, the recommendations can be hard to nail down. Here's what you should shoot for when feeding your child through his or her second birthday.
After your child reaches one year of age, the calcium, vitamins A and D, and protein in cow’s milk provide the bulk of his calcium needs. Growing bones need calcium and the foundation for strong bones is formed now!
How much cow’s milk does your child need each day?
0 to 10 months: None
10 to 12 months: 1 serving (Equal to 1/2 cup whole milk yogurt or 3/4 ounce cheese)
12 to 24 months: 2-3 servings per day (One serving equals 1/2 cup whole milk, 1/2 cup yogurt, or 3/4 ounce cheese)
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