The 4 to 6 Month Baby Feeding Milestones to Look For

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See the 4 different feeding milestones baby should be reaching by 6 months old. There is a clip that goes along with each milestone so you can see the different feeding milestones for baby. To see more milestones and videos visit our 4 to 6 months age page

As always, all of our content is validated with American Academy of Pediatrics findings and reviewed by pediatric therapists.

By 6 months, baby should:
• Shows interest in food
• Begins to eat cereals and pureed foods
• Opens mouth as spoon approaches
• Moves pureed food from front of mouth to back milestones video series helps parents and caregivers track their baby’s development and detect possible delays. provides FREE tools to maximize all children’s motor, sensory, and communication development.

Use resources to track baby’s milestones and help identify potential early feeding difficulty. If you notice your baby is not meeting their 4-6 months feeding milestones, contact their health care provider.

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