Feeding Your Growing Baby
In the first year of your baby’s life, your baby will eat a variety of things. These foods will support your baby’s growth and development. Until 6 months of age, your baby will consume only breastmilk and/or formula. Typically, breastfed babies eat about 12 times a day and formula fed infants eat 6-10 times per day. Around 6 months of age, you can start introducing some solid foods.
Your role at mealtimes is to offer breast milk or formula at regular times; your baby’s job is to decide how much to eat. Feeding based upon cues, rather than a schedule, ensures you are bottle feeding when you know your baby is actually hungry. Reading their cues of hunger and fullness if the first step in feeding “on-demand.”