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Good Nutrition for the Highchair Set

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Nutritional Needs of Infants

Recommended Dietary Allowances*


Nutrient

Birth to 6 months

6 to 12 months
Protein (grams/kilogram) of baby's weight 13 g 14 g

Vitamins
   
A (micrograms (ug)) 375 375
D (ug) 7.5 10
E (milligrams (mg)) 3 4
Vitamin K (ug) 5 10
C (mg) 30 35
Thiamine (mg) 0.3 0.4
Riboflavin (mg) 0.4 0.5
Niacin (mg) 5 6
B-6 (mg) 0.3 0.6
Folacin (ug) 25 35
B-12 (ug) 0.3 0.5

Minerals
   
Calcium (mg) 400 600
Phosphorus (mg) 300 500
Magnesium (mg) 40 60
Iron (mg) 6 10
Zinc (mg) 5 5
Iodine (ug) 40 50
Selenium (ug) 10 15


Babies under 1 year get most of their vitamins and minerals from formula or breast milk. When solid foods are introduced they are to supplement, not replace, breast milk or formula. Solid foods should become major sources of nutrients only gradually over time.

*Source: Food and Nutrition Board, National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, Revised 1989.

 

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