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Our Daily Baby Feeding Plan

Every baby is different, but here's an estimate of what you can expect your child to consume each day as he grows from infancy to toddlerhood, according to most experts. No need to fixate on the numbers -- look to your child for cues that he's ready for the next step.

Age: Birth to 2 weeks
Formula: 18-24 oz (2-3 oz per bottle)
Breast milk: 8 to 12 nursings
Solids: None
Servings per meal: N/A

Age: 2 weeks to 2 months
Formula: 20-32 oz (4 oz per bottle)
Breast milk:6 to 10 nursings
Solids: None
Servings per meal: N/A

Age: 2 to 4 months
Formula: 30-36 oz (5 oz per bottle)
Breast milk: 6 to 8 nursings
Solids: None
Servings per meal: N/A

Age: 4 to 6 months
Formula: 32-40 oz(6 oz per bottle)
Breast milk: 5 to 6 nursings
Solids: 1 meal/day (optional)
Servings per meal: 2 to 4 Tbsp of cereal or pureed Stage 1 baby food

Age: 6 to 9 months
Formula: 24-32 oz (7 oz per bottle)
Breast milk: 4 to 5 nursings
Solids: 1 to 3 meals/day
Servings per meal: 2 to 4 Tbsp of 2 foods* or up to a whole jar of Stage 2 baby food

Age: 9 to 12 months
Formula: 20-32 oz (8 oz per bottle)
Breast milk: 3 to 4 nursings
Solids: 3 meals/day
Servings per meal: 3 to 4 Tbsp of 3 foods** or up to a whole jar of Stage 3 baby food

Age: 12 to 15 months
Formula: 16-20 oz (8 oz per bottle)
Breast milk: 2 to 3 nursings
Solids: 3 meals and 2 snacks/day
Servings per meal: 1/4 of an adult serving size

* Cereal, fruits, vegetables, meats, grains; transition from watery puree to a thicker or chunkier puree. You can go to combo baby foods (such as chicken and sweet potatoes) once you've given the individual foods.

** Same foods as above, plus table foods (see 13 Great First Finger Foods)

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