Feeding your baby: 3 tips to getting it right

Feeding your baby: 3 tips to getting it right

There’s no need to sweat the small stuff when it comes to feeding your baby. Here are some basic guidelines to keep in mind!

Feeding your baby should be a time of bonding and relaxation. Here are three things to remember to keep the process calm and enjoyable for both you and your baby.

  1. There is no deadline on breastfeeding. If your 15-month-old still loves to breastfeed and you do too, then stick with it. At around six months, your child is getting nutrients from solid foods, so his desire for breast milk may lessen.
  2. Breast milk or formula is enough to keep your new baby hydrated. The only time when you need to give your baby water is when she's sick and losing fluids through vomiting or diarrhea. In this case, consult with your pediatrician first.
  3. The first solid food can be a fruit or vegetable. In the past, parents were encouraged to start with rice cereal or another single grain cereal. We now know that a fruit or vegetable (think mashed banana or pureed avocado) is a great first food. Just make sure it's soft and has a single ingredient.

Feeding your baby is an ideal opportunity to bond with your baby, and also cultivate a tradition of happy eating with her mom!

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Follow on WIC tips

Iris 11/25/2015

I'm starting to feed my baby now and I'm following the tips from WIC program. And I also think start with rice cereal is a good choice.

When should I start?

Vanessa 11/19/2015

My twins will be 4 months next week. When should I start to try rice or mashed banana?

Loves creal

Dava 11/18/2015

My baby started at 5 months and just loves rice cereal and now at 7 months also single grain oatmeal, veggies are good but he gets sick from bananas and hates peaches!


B 11/16/2015

Enjoyed this article



My boy is 9 months & he loves everything that I try with him. Make eating a good time & get good results!

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