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:

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:

  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Squash
  • 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:

Happy feeding!