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Similac® Advance® Omega-3 & Omega-6, our closest formula ever to breast milk, is the ONLY formula containing galactooligosaccharides and lutein*, a nutrient babies can only get from breast milk or Similac® Advance®**.
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My baby's development:
Crawling and cruising are the hallmarks of this month as your 8-month-old baby experiments with all-new ways to explore the world around her. When your baby is standing, you can help by holding her favorite toy just out of reach and getting her to "cruise" along the furniture to get it.
As your baby continues to grow and develop, she will benefit from a variety of foods to support her growth and development.
Iron-fortified cereals (rice, barley, wheat, oat, mixed cereals, soy)
Mashed fruits and vegetables (bananas, peaches, pears, grapefruit, avocados, asparagus, cooked carrots, squash, potatoes, or sweet potatoes)
A variety of legumes (black-eyed beans, lentils, chickpeas, mixed beans)
Cow’s milk is difficult for a young baby to digest and it doesn’t contain the right amount of iron and other essential nutrients that are very important for your baby’s health and development.2 This is why the Canadian Pediatric Society does not recommend introducing cow’s milk until your baby is 9–12 months old. If he’s not eating a variety of nutritious foods, including iron-rich foods, you should wait until he is at least 12 months old before introducing cow’s milk.3
Similac® Go & Grow® Omega-3 & Omega-6 is the ONLY formula for babies 6-24 months containing galactooligosaccharides and lutein† and is more nutritionally appropriate than cow’s milk for your 8-month old2,3. Learn about Similac® Go & Grow® with Omega-3 & Omega-6.
Just one cup (250 mL) of Similac® Go & Grow® Omega-3 & Omega-6 has :
Now is a great time to create more involved bedtime rituals, such as reading the same book or doing quiet activities together. A soothing activity that lasts 10 to 30 minutes is ideal. This will help your baby look forward to bedtime, and find it easier to accept the separation from you when you finally leave the room.
Your baby’s fine-motor skills are developing every day. Support her progress with these helpful tips:
Please note that every baby develops on a different timetable, but by the end of month 8, your baby likely will be able to do the following:
†† Excluding inherent sources of lutein
*Based on the Dietary Reference Intakes [DRI's] for 7-12 month old babies.
1. Healthy teeth for children. Canadian Pediatric Society. March 2013. Available at : http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/healthy_teeth_for_children. Accessed on: 08/10/15.
2. Cow’s Milk – Infants. National Institutes of Health U.S. National Library of Medicine. 08/22/2013. Available at : http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002448.htm. Accessed on: 08/05/15.
3. Nutrition for Healthy Term Infants: Recommendations from Six to 24 Months. Health Canada. 01/19/15. Available at : http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/infant-nourisson/recom/recom-6-24-months-6-24-mois-eng.php#a10. Accessed on: 08/2015
4. Dietary Reference Intakes: Reference Values for Elements. Health Canada. 03/22/15. Available at : http://hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/reference/table/ref_elements_tbl-eng.php. Accessed on: 08/10/15.
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