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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Baby food

2/7/2016

My kids always started with a fruit then a vegetable then a cereal

6 MONTHS

chels 1/26/2016

he dont like it he rather stick to what hes used to i cant jam it in his mouth but he dont ever get full enough what do i do

How Much

1/21/2016

My baby girl is almost 11 months and we've just started giving her more table food chopped really fine instead of as much baby food. How much food should she be eating compared to a container of baby food?

HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?

Melissa 12/30/2015

My son will be 10 months on Saturday. He still has no teeth, but I've been introducing him to soft table foods. How do I know if I'm giving him enough food to eat? With the Gerber foods everything is measured for me, but with a handful or two of Cheerios what is that equivalent to??? I want to make sure he is getting enough calories for his age.

Teeth

12/28/2015

My 7 month old has no teeth yet but loves food! He is such a chunk lol I am lucky to have such a good eater.

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