After 6 months, the child can now be introduced to semi-solids and solids.
*Breast milk or formula
*Pureed or strained fruits (banana, pears, applesauce, peaches, avocado)
*Pureed or strained vegetables (well-cooked carrots, squash, sweet-potato)
*Small amounts of unsweetened yogurt (no cow’s milk until age 1)
*Pureed legumes (black beans, chickpeas, black-eyed peas, lentils, kidney beans)
*Iron-fortified cereal (oats, barley)
Wondering how much to give?
Here is the ideal quantity:
*1 teaspoon fruit, gradually increased to 2 or 3 tablespoons in four feedings
*1 teaspoon vegetables, gradually increased to 2 or 3 tablespoons in four feedings
*3 to 9 tablespoons cereal in 2 or 3 feedings
The quantity will differ as per the age and weight of the child.