Suggested Infant Feeding Schedule Chart

Formula Grains Tips
Fruit &
Meat &
Usually 4-6 feedings
each day.
As your baby takes more
solids, the number of
feedings will decrease.
As baby takes more
solids, the number of
feedings will decrease.
Usually 4 feedings
each day.
Depending on the
amount of solid food
in your baby’s diet, the
formula will range from
24-30 oz. per day.
The formula intake will
fall to approximately
24 oz. per day.
Usually 1 time each
day (1/4 - 1/2 cup).
May want to try finger
foods, such as well
cooked pasta.
At 8 months, introduce
foods that have
more texture.
May want to try juice.
Continue with fruits and
vegetables to include new
single flavors and combina-
tions offering new tastes
and textures.
Usually 2 servings of fruit &
vegetables per day (1/4-1/2
cup each serving). As babies
transition more to table foods,
they can try a “chunkier”
Select easily chewable foods
cut up into small pieces. Try
more finger foods, such as
small pieces of banana.
At 7 months can
begin yogurt. At 8
months can begin
finely milled poultry
and meats.
Usually 1 serving of
yogurt (1/4-1/2 cup).
Usually 1 serving of
meat or poultry. For
variety try scrambled
eggs or soft cheese.
Every 2-3 hours, or 8-10
feedings each day.
Feed on demand.
Breast milk is best, but
if you choose formula
there is an organic option.
Every 3-4 hours, or 6-8
feedings each day, 2-3
oz. per feeding.
Some babies will eat every two
hours, day & night, others will
go for longer stretches. At this age,
it is best to feed your baby ‘on
6-8 feedings each day.
The number of feedings
will decrease as your
baby sleeps longer
at night.
Every 4-5 hours, or 5-6
feedings per day.
4-6 oz. per feeding.
Look for hunger cues such as
tongue thrusting, lip smack-
ing, head turning and “rooting,”
and sucking on fingers or fists.
Feedings go more smoothly if you
recognize the signs of hunger
before the hunger cries begin.
Usually 6 feedings
each day.
4-5 feedings each day
6-8 oz. per feeding
maximum of 32 oz.
per day
Iron-fortified rice cereal is
typically the first solid food,
followed by oatmeal & other
grains. Start with 1 tbsp. each
meal mixed with breast
milk or formula to desired
consistency and increase to 4
tbsp each meal. Begin with 1
serving each day, advance to
2 when accepted by baby.
Once baby accepts
cereal, begin with strained
fruits & vegetables. Start
with single vegetables that
are finely pureed. Advance
to approximately 4 oz. jar
per meal. Remember to try
only one new food at a time;
watch for signs of allergy
(diarrhea, rash, vomiting).
When your baby is able to
hold their head up straight,
they are probably ready to
start solid foods.
Your baby can also chew using up
and down motions and move food
around in her mouth. Your baby will
also start to pick up food with her
fingers or palms, and put it into her
mouth on her own.
You will start to see signs of baby
using the pincer grip (with thumb
and forefinger) to pick up small
objects with ease and without
having to rest her wrist on a
solid surface. As their coordination
improves, try giving them a fork or
spoon at mealtime.
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