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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:
Your 9-month-old baby continues to grow and develop, and needs the right foods and nutrients to maintain his health. Introduce new foods to your baby gradually and one at a time to determine whether he is allergic. If you notice unusual reactions during or after feeding your baby a specific food, discuss them with your health care professional.
Grains & Cereals: Offer other plain cereals, whole grain bread, rice and pasta.
Vegetables: Move to soft, mashed cooked vegetables.
Fruit: Try soft fresh fruits, peeled, seeded and diced or canned fruit, packed in water or juice (not syrup).
Meats and meat alternatives: Continue to offer egg yolk, cooked meats, poultry, and boneless fish; tofu; beans with soft skins, such as lentils, split peas, pintos, black beans. Mince or dice these foods into very small pieces.
Dairy products: Continue to offer dairy foods like yogurt (3.25% fat content or higher), cottage cheese or grated hard cheese.
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 9 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 :
Your baby has learned a lot in the last eight months; you can continue your baby’s brain development in simple ways:
Every baby develops at a different pace, but by the end of your baby's ninth month, he will likely be able to do the following:
† Excluding inherent sources
*Based on the Dietary Reference Intakes [DRI's] for 7-12 month old babies.
1. Feeding your baby in the first year . Canadian Pediatric Society. April 2014. Available at : http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/feeding_your_baby_in_the_first_year. 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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