Feed Your One Year Old Using the USDA Food Guide Pyramid

Parenting September 27, 2008|Print

Parenting Tips for Your 12 Month Old Child


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Feed your baby milk, about 2 to 3 cups daily, with a variety of other foods from the food groups listed below.

Most health authorities recommend that a baby should be at least 1 year old before whole milk is given. Until your baby is 1 year old, breast milk or formula is the most appropriate milk to feed her.

In addition to milk, give several small servings from each of the following food groups over a two-day period:

  • Vegetables, fruits
  • Meat, fish, poultry, eggs
  • Cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese
  • Bread, crackers, cereal, rice, spaghetti


Learn more about Your 12 Month Old Child from Just In Time Parenting. You can also go to our Resource Links for additional information on child care and development.
Note to Parents: When reading this newsletter, remember: Every baby is different. Children may do things earlier or later than described here. This newsletter gives equal space and time to both sexes. If he or she is used, we are talking about all babies.
References: These materials were adapted by authors from Extension Just in Time Parenting Newsletters in California, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Tennessee, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Wisconsin.