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6-9 Months:          

  Average 4-6                  Solid foods and              At 8-9 months        Fruits and vegetables     At 9 month may                Baby may pick up

 Solid foods and             24-30 oz formula         foods with more     with new tastes and        give white meats.             food with fingers

                                               per day.                             texture.                     texture.                                                                                    and put it into the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mouth, chew and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      move it around.

9-12 Months:

With more solids          The formula                May try finger        Two servings of                       One serving of                Pincer grip develops

number of feedings      intake will go            foods, once a             fruits and vegetables           meat or poultry,              Pick up small things

will go down, average   down to 24 oz.         day                                  per day.                                      egg yolk per day              put in the mouth.

4 per day.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    May offer spoon.

1. No egg white,acid foods or sea foods until 12 months of age. They increase the risk of developing allergy later on in life.

2. If your baby does not like one kind of food, try few times before giving up. You should

try it again after a few days if necessary.

3. Do not give peanut, hard candy or other small hard food objects until your child is 3 years

of age, they can choke easily until that age.


4-6 Months:                     

Average 6 feedings        Average 4-5            Iron fortified         Start strained                  None                                                    When you baby

per day.                                feedings per            rice cereals             vegetables first                                                                              is able to hold

                                                 day.                              Start 1 tbsp per     up to 4 oz each                                                                               up straight, they

                                                                                        oz of milk or          meal. One new                                                                               are ready to start

                                                                                        formula each         food each week.                                                                            solid foods.

                                                                                        meal. Increase       Fruits and juices

                                                                                        as tolerated. Oat    at 6 months. Watch

                                                                                        meal cereals at       for signs of allergy

                                                                                        6 months.                 diarrhea,rash etc.

Breast Milk                    Formula                Grains               Fruits & Vegetables              Yogurt, Meat & Poultry                      Feeding  Tips

0-1   Month:                   Feed every            None                  None                                            None                                                      Some babies eat

On average feed           3-4 hours or                                                                                                                                                               every 2 hours, day

every 2-3 hours,           6-8 feedings                                                                                                                                                              and night, others

or 8-10 feedings           per day. Feed                                                                                                                                                             less frequently. It

per day. Feed on           on demand.                                                                                                                                                                 is best to feed your

demand.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     baby on demand.

1-4 Months:

Average 6-8                   Average every         None                  None                                            None                                                   Sucking of fingers

feedings per day.         4-5 hours or 5-6                                                                                                                                                         or fists, rooting,

Baby will sleep              feedings per day                                                                                                                                                         head turning etc.

longer at night.                                                                                                                                                                                                          indicates hunger,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          feed your baby.