How much do I feed my baby? And how often?

Buy a soft baby teaspoon so that you can start with one-half to two teaspoons of solid food after the usual breastfeed or bottle-feed.

Gradually increase the amount until your baby is having one or  two tablespoons of solid food two or three times a day. (The day-to-day amount may vary according to baby’s appetite.)

Babies instinctively know when they’ve had enough to eat. If your baby turns her head away when food approaches or spits it out, she’s sending you a very clear message that she’s done.

For the first year of life, breast milk or infant formula is baby’s main and most important source of nutrients. Until the age of 8 or 9 months, solids are simply a top-up after the usual milk feed.

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