Feeding Your 4-6 Month Old Baby
How much should a 4 month old eat? What can babies eat at 6 months? When can you start feeding your baby baby food?
You have questions about baby feeding, we have answers!
What should baby be fed? Baby should drink breast milk and/or formula until they are at least 1 year old. Feeding baby solids can begin around 6 months, as long as:
- Baby can sit up in a high chair
- Baby has good head control
- A healthcare provider has said baby is ready
What are some good foods to start with as purees? Purees are best when made with fruits and vegetables that can be cooked, cooled and blended into a smooth, thin liquid. Introduce baby to one new food at a time (every 3 days). Some popular first foods to puree are:
- Green beans
Make batches of homemade purees and freeze in ice cube tray. When introducing solids, start or end the meal with milk/formula.
How much should a 4-6 month old eat? At this age, babies typically have 4-6 ounces of milk per feeding. By 6 months, babies are able to take up more (around 8 ounces), and will feed less frequently (every 4-5 hours).
For more tips on baby feeding, visit our feeding page! Here are some other resources for this age:
- Check out baby’s 4-6 month feeding milestones
- Read up on our superfood recommendations
- Find out why it’s good for baby to play with their food
- Learn more about how to burp baby