Infant Meal Pattern Charts

Lunch and Supper

Birth – 5 months

6 – 11 months

4 – 6 fluid ounces breastmilk1 or formula2

6 – 8 fluid ounces breastmilk1 or formula2, and

 

0 – 4 tablespoons

Infant cereal2,3

Meat,

Fish,

Poultry,

Whole egg,

Cooked dry beans, or

Cooked dry peas, or

0 – 2 ounces of cheese, or

0 – 4 ounces (volume) of cottage cheese, or

0 – 4 ounces or ½ cup of yogurt4, or a Combination of the above5, and

 

0 – 2 tablespoons vegetable or fruit or a combination of both5,6

1 Breastmilk or formula, or portions of both, must be served; however, it is recommended that breastmilk be served in place of formula from birth through 11 months. For some breastfed infants who regularly consume less than the minimum amount of breastmilk per feeding, a serving of less than the minimum amount of breastmilk may be offered, with additional breastmilk offered at a later time if the infant will consume more.

2 Infant formula and dry infant cereal must be iron-fortified.

3 Beginning October 1, 2019, ounce equivalents are used to determine the quantity of creditable grains.

4 Yogurt must contain no more than 23 grams of total sugars per 6 ounces.

5 A serving of this component is required when the infant is developmentally ready to accept it.

6 Fruit and vegetable juices must not be served.

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Birth – 5 months

6 – 11 months

4 – 6 fl oz breastmilk1

or formula2

6 – 8 fluid ounces breastmilk1 or formula2, and

 

0 – 4 tablespoons

Infant cereal2,3

Meat,

Fish,

Poultry,

Whole egg,

Cooked dry beans, or

Cooked dry peas, or

0 – 2 ounces of cheese, or

0 – 4 ounces (volume) of cottage cheese, or

0 – 4 ounces or ½ cup of yogurt4, or a Combination of the above5, and

 

0 – 2 tablespoons vegetable or fruit or a combination of both5,6

1 Breastmilk or formula, or portions of both, must be served; however, it is recommended that breastmilk be served in place of formula from birth through 11 months. For some breastfed infants who regularly consume less than the minimum amount of breastmilk per feeding, a serving of less than the minimum amount of breastmilk may be offered, with additional breastmilk offered at a later time if the infant will consume more.

2 Infant formula and dry infant cereal must be iron-fortified.

3 Beginning October 1, 2019, ounce equivalents are used to determine the quantity of creditable grains.

4 Yogurt must contain no more than 23 grams of total sugars per 6 ounces.

5 A serving of this component is required when the infant is developmentally ready to accept it.

6 Fruit and vegetable juices must not be served.

Birth – 5

months

6 – 11

months

4 – 6 fl oz breastmilk1

or formula2

6 – 8 fluid ounces breastmilk1 or formula2, and

 

0 – 4 tablespoons

Infant cereal2,3

Meat,

Fish,

Poultry,

Whole egg,

Cooked dry beans, or

Cooked dry peas, or

0 – 2 ounces of cheese, or

0 – 4 ounces (volume) of cottage cheese, or

0 – 4 ounces or ½ cup of yogurt4, or a Combination of the above5, and

 

0 – 2 tablespoons vegetable or fruit or a combination of both5,6

1 Breastmilk or formula, or portions of both, must be served; however, it is recommended that breastmilk be served in place of formula from birth through 11 months. For some breastfed infants who regularly consume less than the minimum amount of breastmilk per feeding, a serving of less than the minimum amount of breastmilk may be offered, with additional breastmilk offered at a later time if the infant will consume more.

2 Infant formula and dry infant cereal must be iron-fortified.

3 Beginning October 1, 2019, ounce equivalents are used to determine the quantity of creditable grains.

4 Yogurt must contain no more than 23 grams of total sugars per 6 ounces.

5 A serving of this component is required when the infant is developmentally ready to accept it.

6 Fruit and vegetable juices must not be served.

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