Nutrition for Infants

1 Month

Breastfeeding and Work or School

Plan ahead so you can keep breastfeeding when you return to work or school. New laws protect moms' right to express breast milk at work.


3 Months

Babies Need Only Breast Milk or Formula

Your baby's tummy will not be ready for solid foods, including cereal, until she is at least six months old.


6 Months

Tips for Starting Solid Food

Breast milk or formula will be your baby's main form of nutrition for the first year. Give all the breast milk or formula your baby wants before offering food from a spoon.


9 Months

Babies Do Not Need Juice

Juice is not recommended for babies under one year old.


Eat Together as a Family

Your baby learns about eating by watching you. Talk with your baby about the new foods she is tasting.


Switch from a bottle to a cup

By age one, your baby should be drinking from a cup at meals and snack times. 


12 Months

Your Baby Needs Healthy Foods Every Day

Your baby needs healthy foods for growth and energy.


Milk for One-Year-Olds

If you are breastfeeding, your breastmilk has the fat, protein, and other vitamins your baby needs for healthy development. If your baby is formula-fed, whole cow's milk is recommended at this age.