Once the infant has mastered single grain cereals, it may be time to introduce single ingredient pureed fruits, vegetables, and meats/poultry. The order of introduction doesn’t matter, but it may take 10–15 tries before the infant accepts a new taste or texture.
Gerber fruit and vegetable purees are made with natural fruits and vegetables and pureed into developmentally appropriate textures. Meat/poultry puree textures progress along with the infant’s feeding skills and developmental stage.
- GERBER® 1ST FOODS® are single ingredient pureed fruits and vegetables
- GERBER® 2ND FOODS® are multiple ingredient pureed fruits, vegetables, grains, and meats with thicker textures than 1ST FOODS®. GERBER® Organic 2ND FOODS® are now available in a variety of flavors
- GERBER® 3RD FOODS® purees contain tender bits of pasta and vegetables to introduce chunkier textures for older infants learning to mash and chew
As part of the Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ Nutrition System, Nestlé recommends breastfeeding as the ideal nutrition for babies. The World Health Organization states that the optimal duration of exclusive breastfeeding is 6 months and recommends continued breastfeeding for as long as possible after the introduction of complementary foods.