Feeding Your 7-9 Month Old Baby
What can a 9 month old eat? How much should a 7 month old eat? What are the best finger foods for a 9 month old?
You have questions about baby feeding, we have answers!
What can you feed your 7-9 month old baby? Baby should drink breast milk and/or formula until they are at least 1 year old. If baby can crawl or sit independently, try introducing yogurt, soft finger foods, and soft mashed foods. Be sure food pieces are small. When first introducing mashed foods, try mixing with a puree to thin it out.
What are the best finger foods for 9 months old? Give baby a variety of finger foods that are either mashed or cut into bite-sized pieces. Different textures and shapes should be provided. Avoid giving baby heavily salted, buttered, or sweetened foods. A few suggestions for food to give to baby include:
- Sweet potatoes
- Green beans
- Well-cooked pasta
- Soft fruits
How much should a 7-9 month old eat? By 6 months, babies are able to take up around 8 ounces of breast milk or formula, 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 7-9 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