|Food to Offer||Birth to 5 Months||6 Months|
|or Iron-Fortified||End of 1st Mo.: 20-26 oz.|
|Infant Formula||End of 2nd Mo.: 24-31 oz.||End of 6th Mo.: 30-36 oz.|
|End of 3rd Mo.: 26-35 oz.|
|End of 4th Mo.: 30-39 oz.|
|End of 5th Mo.: 32-38 oz.|
|Iron Fortified Cereal||1/4-1/3 cup rice cereal|
|once or twice a day.|
|(Use some of recommended|
|breastmik or formula ounces|
|to mix with cereal)|
This is a guide for when to add foods and how much to offer. Each age shows the foods to be offered over a 24- hour period. Keep in mind every baby is different. Your baby may take a little or more less than the amounts listed. This is normal. If you have questions about feeding your baby, ask your doctor or a dietitian.
Breasting feeding is the best way to feed your baby the whole first year. If you choose not to breastfeed offer your baby iron-fortified infant formula.
Newborns need to eat often – breastfeed babies every 2 to 3 hours around the clock and bottlefed babies every 3 to 4 hours. Babies eating this often do not need extra water. Breastmilk/formula is all babies need to grow in the 1st 6 months.