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Safe Food for Babies and Children: Making Homemade Baby Food for Babies 6 Months and Older (FN1848)

This handout provides general guidance for making pureed foods at home, which can be a money-saving option or a personal preference. Making your own baby food has several advantages. You will expose your baby to more flavors, which could allow for a more adventurous eater. You also can limit sugar and salt to provide good nutrition for your baby.

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Safe Food for Babies and Children: Introducing Table Foods to Children Ages 8 Months to 1 Year (FN1842)

This publication provides general guidance for adding table foods to the diet of your growing baby.

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Safe Food for Babies and Children: Introducing Solid Foods to Your Baby (FN1835)

This handout provides general guidance for adding solid foods to the diet of your growing baby. Be sure to consult with your child’s health-care provider for additional information.

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Eating During Pregnancy

Safe and Healthy Eating During Pregnancy - FN657

During pregnancy, women are more vulnerable to food-borne illness because of hormone changes that lower immunity. Fortunately, most cases of food-borne illness can be prevented by following the guidelines provided in this publication.

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Warming Bottles Safely

Safe Food for Babies and Children: Warming Bottles Safely - FN716

For the first year of a baby's life, breast milk or infant formula should be used to provide the nutrition necessary to promote growth and general health. Pre-mixed infant formula and expressed breast milk do not need to be heated prior to feeding. However, many babies prefer warm bottles because of the similarity to warm milk fed from the breast.

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