Infant diet meal plan
Continue to wean your child with breast milk or an iron and calcium fortified infant formula. Add four or more tablespoons of cereals, soft vegetables and mashed fruit a couple of times every day. Moreover you can also add protein foods which can include thoroughly cooked and strained or finely ground chicken, boneless fish, veal etc. You can also introduce the child to yogurt and egg yolks; most children under the age of 12 months have a high chance of being allergic to egg whites, hence egg yolks are safer.
You may also feed the child soft finger foods such as soft fruit, cooked vegetable pieces, pasta or whole grain biscuits dunked in milk. As you are feeding the child, allow the child to pick up and pluck bite sized pieces of foods, as an encouragement to eating on his or her own.
Diluted fruit juice can also be added to the diet. However take care to see that the juice has been freshly squeezed and is not part of a canned or tinned product. Do not attempt to offer foods that have a chance of getting stuck in the throat, such as types of dried fruits and nuts, popcorn, carrot and celery sticks, grapes, sweet corn, candies, beans or large pieces of vegetables and fruits.