MACRONUTRIENT

MACRONUTRIENT REQUIREMENTS FOR BABIES

The composition of breast milk is a great starting point for our understanding of kids’ macronutrient needs. The macronutrient ratio of human breast milk is quite variable, and may even change based on a baby’s specific needs.
BREAST MILK RATIO
Carbohydrates — 57% to 70%.
Fat — 28% to 39%
Protein — 7% to 10%
The USDA used this information to establish a baby’s macronutrient guidelines:
  AGE RECOMMENDED DIETARY ALLOWANCE
PROTEIN

0 - TO 6 MONTHS

7 TO 12 MONTHS

9.1 GRAMS PER DAY

11 GRAMS PER DAY

CARBS

0 - TO 6 MONTHS

7 TO 12 MONTHS

60 GRAMS PER DAY

95 GRAMS PER DAY

FAT

0 - TO 6 MONTHS

7 TO 12 MONTHS

31 GRAMS PER DAY

30 GRAMS PER DAY

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