Feeding Babies in The First Year: A Short Portion Guide

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Do you love shopping for baby milk bottles and baby bibs in Malaysia? Shopping for these baby accessories is all fun and exciting, but soon she will grow up, and would need bigger utensils! It all begins with breast milk and formula milk, of course. 

So, how much babies should eat?

Breastfed babies must get to eat 8 to 12 times a day, and consume around 90% of milk in the nursing session’s first 10 minutes. Meanwhile, formula-fed children generally eat every 2 to 4 hours, and drink about 3 to 3 ounces of formula milk every feeding session. 

During her first few weeks, if your baby fails to wake herself up in the middle of the evening to drink milk, your physician may recommended waking her up for feedings. 

1 to 3 Months

Between your baby first and third month, the appetite of your baby will increase. Also expect her to become more vocal. By 3 months, she must be eating around 4 to 6 ounces of milk 6 to 8 times each day. 

Are you breastfeeding? Breast milk production will increase or decrease naturally depending on your baby’s needs. 

4 to 6 Months

Between 4 to 6 months, your kid may begin to grab objects, and sit up on her own. As she masters her grabbing skills, and develops great neck and head control, your doctor may recommend the introduction of solid food products into her diet, like pureed meat, vegetables and fruits to baby cereal. 

Your child must eat 1 to 2 tablespoons of food two times a day. Since she is just starting out, she wouldn’t need more than an ounce of food. Remember, solid food at this point is a snack. It shouldn’t replace milk as primary source of nutrients. 

6 to 8 Months

At around 6 months, your child would drink about 4 to 8 ounces of breast milk or formula milk every feeding session. This comes in addition to baby cereal and other baby food. It’s up to your kid to signal if she is already full.  

If it appears that she is not eating enough, or has an insatiable appetite, feel free to reach out to your pediatrician. 

8 to 12 Months

Between 8 to 12 months, your kid would begin to consume solid food. Try changing her diet. Mix a wide range of soft food items with formula milk or breast milk. Though, formula milk and breast milk are still the main sources of your baby’s nutrition.