Baby feeding and nutrition

Feeding

Age Amount of formula^ Number of feedings per 24 hours Development Solid foods Water
1 month 2 to 4 ounces per feeding 6 to 8 times No No
2 months 5 to 6 ounces per feeding 5 to 6 times No No
3 to 5 months 6 to 7 ounces per feeding 5 to 6 times No No
4 to 6 months 28 to 32 ounces per day 4 to 6 times Make first cereal feedings very soupy and thicken slowly. Yes No
7 months 30 to 32 ounces per day 3 to 5 times Start finger foods and cup. Yes Yes
8 months 30 to 32 ounces per day 3 to 5 times Formula intake decreases; solid foods in diet increase. Yes Yes
9 months 30 to 32 ounces per day 3 to 5 times Eating more table foods. Make sure diet has good variety. Yes Yes
10 to 12 months 24 to 30 ounces per day 3 to 4 times Baby may change to table food. Baby will feed himself or herself and use a spoon and cup. Yes Yes

^Breastfeeding highly preferred to formula feeding

Formula Types

Enfamil

  • milk based, for most babies

Lactose Free

  • milk based lactose free for fussy, gas diarrhea due to lactose intolerance

Prosobee

  • soy based milk free lactose free
  • for family history of allergy or milk sensitivity

Nutramigen

  • protein free, hypoallergenic, lactose free
  • for colic or other symptoms due to milk protein allergy

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