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Baby food chart month by month

Newborn Baby Food Chart

What to feed

Only Breast milk or Infant Formula milk is the only recommended food for new born baby and is sufficient to meet all her nutritional and growth
requirements.

Recommended milk is breast milk only. You should start giving formula or any other substitute in case breast milk supply is not sufficient for the
baby or she feels hungry even after having mother’s feed.

Feeding Tips

You should increase baby’s diet as baby’s digestion system is developing. Stomach size is the size of baby’s fist.

Baby Food Chart for Breastfeeding Kids


Age(Months) Time (Hours) Feeding(ml)

Birth to 1 month Every 2 hours 60–120 ml

1 to 4 months Every 2 to 3 hours 120-210 ml

5 to 6 months Every 3 to 4 hours 107-125 ml

1-3 Months Baby Food Chart


Starting Solid food for 3 months baby is very risky as babies who are introduced to solids this early are more prone to get food allergies in future
than babies who are exclusively breastfed until six months of age. Breast milk is the only nutritious and safe food option for a 3-month-old baby.

If you are concerned by your low milk supply you can feed formula milk as a substitute for breast milk. But one should never switch to formula
milk that easier as it won’t solve either of the purposes. The best way to increase your milk supply is to continue feeding breast milk to your baby
and having an adequate diet. In case you still choose to feed your baby with formula milk, given below is the chart for formula fed baby from
birth to 3 months of age.

Food chart for formula fed baby


Age(Months) Time (Hours) Feeding(ml)

Birth to 1 month Every 2 hours 60-120 ml

1 to 3 months Every 2 to 3 hours 120-150 ml

3 to 4 months Every 2.5 to 3.5 hours 150-210 ml

Baby food chart for 6-9 month old

Baby Food Chart For 6-9 Months Old

Introductory Baby Diet Chart After 5 Months


At this stage, your infant’s milk or formula intake will increase (up to one litre in a day). You will also notice that your baby will start showing
the signs “momma, I am ready to eat solid foods”
You should watch for signs

 Baby’s neck is stable


 Can sit with back support on chair
 Showing interest in food (staring at your food)
 Seems hungry after sufficient breast feed (crying, uneasiness, thumb sucking)
 Put a spoon in her mouth and see if she can open and close mouth around the spoon.

What to feed

 Breast milk or formula milk


 Mashed banana and apple
 Well cooked, pureed and strained carrot and sweet potato
 Pulse soup after boiling pulse in sufficient water (water of moong dal)

Feeding Tips

The first food must be a single grain food. You should keep a gap of at least three days between two new foods. Test with small quantities.

Watch out for any type of allergies.

If you see any allergies then discontinue that particular food and talk to pediatric regarding possible remedies of allergy. If your baby refuses to
eat whatever you are offering then don’t force, just try it next day.
Semi-solid food for 6, 7 and 8 months baby

By this time your baby’s first teeth will emerge. At this stage, your baby starts crawling.

Her digestive system is developing. You should introduce new foods while your baby is busy in exploring the world. She is doing more physical
activities, so she needs more solid foods along with milk.

What to feed to baby

 Breast milk or formula


 Iron-fortified cereal like rice, oats mixed with milk
 Fruit Pureed like banana, peaches, pears, plum, mango. Mix two fruits together to taste it better.
 Vegetable pureed (completely cooked) like sweet potato, carrots, squash, beans and potato.
 Pulse soup after boiling pulse in sufficient water.
 Rice water after boiling rice in clean and filtered water. Give your baby just strained water.
 Unsweetened yogurt from low-fat milk (very small quantity)
 Small portion of Tofu or cheese

Feeding Tips

Introducing solid foods into your baby’s diet doesn’t mean to stop breast milk or formula; these are the most important source of nutrients for
your baby.

Never force your baby to eat a little more. Solid intake will increase gradually, it depends when you started giving her solid food.

Solid food for 8 & 9 months baby


Your baby already started crawling and sitting without support. She is more active and engaged in her plays.

She might refuse to eat her foods because she has more important activities to do like pulling pillows
down, tearing newspaper and opening drawers or kitchen racks. This is the time when parents need to be more alert and active. You can’t leave
your baby alone even for a second.
What to feed

 Breastmilk or formula
 Introduce new grains and millets in your baby’s diet. Try with rajgira(amaranth), jau(barley), ragi(finger millet), til (sesame), pasta along
with rice & oats.
 You might like to introduce wheat, kuttu(buckwheat) at this stage. (If your baby has any kind of food allergies then talk to your doctor)
 Fruits: Apples, banana, dates, grapes, mango, kiwi, plums, peaches, pears, litchi.
 You can mash any soft fruit (banana or apple). You can cut grapes into small pieces and give it to your baby. Don’t ever give her whole
grapes. It may choke in her throat.
 Vegetables: completely cooked/steamed: Carrots, beans, broccoli, onion, peas, sweet potatoes and cauliflower and onions.
 Try foods like tofu, cottage cheese, fish, egg yolk.
 Fish and eggs can be allergic. So whenever you introduce it into your baby, monitor your child for any signs of allergic reactions. In the case
of any allergies, talk to her pediatric immediately.

Feeding Tip

At this stage, your baby may start to refuse food. Don’t force. Just try it again after some time.

Complete food for 10 to 12 months baby


Now your baby’s taste buds are developing. She will love to try new food and flavors.

Preparing your baby’s food will be easier as no more pureeing and mashing. At this time, you will better understand your baby’s tastes. You will
know what she likes and dislikes. But don’t give only her favorite food. Babies love different shapes, colors, textures. Try same food in different
forms. It is also the time to introduce spices that we Indians love.

What to feed

Fruits: banana, pear, apple, peach, papaya, melon, grapes, kiwi fruit, mango, plum, litchi

Vegetables: potato, sweet potato, carrots, squash, peas, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, tomato, spinach, capsicum
Cereal and grains: Jowar(sorghum), bajra(Pearl millet), oats, rice (white/brown), ragi(finger millet), jau(barley), wheat, kuttu(buckwheat),
rajgira(amaranth) and pasta

Pulses: Rajma(kidney beans), White Channa(chickpea), green peas and lentils

Dairy: Low fat yogurt and cheese

Non-veg: Fully cooked egg yolk, egg white, fish and meat

Little bit of spices

You can make khichdi by mixing rice & pulses together

Feeding Tip

Your baby will be able to digest anything after one year of age. You can start offering the same food to your baby that you have prepared for your
meal.

Between You & Me


Baby food and health are two prime concerns of any parent. Feed good food and cure cold, cough & loose motion with help of home remedies.
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