Birth – 5
6 – 11
4 – 6 fl oz breastmilk1
6 – 8 fluid ounces breastmilk1 or formula2, and
0 – 4 tablespoons
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.