Table 2: Intake of selected foods among boys and girls at 6, 9, and 12 months of age ( 𝑛 = 1 4 1 at 6 months, 𝑛 = 1 2 2 at 9 months, and 𝑛 = 1 1 0 at 12 months).

BoysGirls
%Mean (SD) g/day%Mean (SD) g/day

6 months
 Partial breastfeeding77.971.6
 Exclusive breastfeeding11.13
 Iron fortified formula21.919.8
 Whole milk3.31.7
9 months
 Iron-fortified formula59.744.2 (243.7)*68.348.8 (173.0)*
 Whole milk33.90 (14.7)*36.70 (27.5)*
 Breast milk5021.7 (287.6)*506.5 (297.5)*
 Fruit & vegetables10099.0 (61.5)98.389.5 (48.2)
 Porridge77.431.6 (33.1)8530.2 (26.0)
 Dairy products§502.9 (56.5)*553.8 (58.3)*
 Meat798.2 (21)*7010.0 (26.9)*
12 months
 Iron-fortified formula53.456.2 (222.6)*75212.9 (193.3)||
 Whole milk56.911.8 (67.7)*51.96.7 (51.3)*
 Breast milk26.50 (25.3)*13.40 (0)1, 5
 Fruits & vegetables10083.7 (51.3)94.271.65 (46.2)
 Porridge82.878.6 (79.9)92.393.0 (83.7)
 Dairy products§72.478.5 (81.1)90.490.3 (69.7)
 Meat10039.4 (39.5)94.230.0 (26.3)

*Median and interquartile range (IQR).
Mean values include nonbreastfed infants.
The food group includes infant purees and fresh fruits and vegetables. Percentage represents infants receiving either fruits or vegetables.
§Dairy products are milk products and cheese, excluding drinking milk.
| | Significantly different from boys (Mann Whitney 𝑈 test; 𝑃 0 . 0 5 ).