A Quick Guide Baby Feeding
Shopping for baby shoes and baby clothes in Malaysia may be exciting, but, once you get home with your kid, that’s when the real challenge starts. Raising a newborns is more than just shopping for accessories, and baby fashion.
There are plenty of more important things to focus on. One of the most essential areas you should look into, most especially for new parents, is feeding time. Here is a quick guide about the different stages of baby food.
Stage 1 Baby Food
Stage 1 baby food should be composed of single, organic ingredients. Usually, they are pureed, with no added sugar or salt. Use this as a way to monitor your kid for any possible allergies.
Stage 2 Baby Food
Baby food at this stage would look quite similar to that of stage 1. Though, at this second stage, food can be strained, not pureed. You can also add different combinations of vegetables and fruits, instead of simple, single ingredients.
Stage 3 Baby Food
Is your baby anywhere from 8 to 10 months? Then, your kid is ready for stage 3 baby food. Commercial baby food on this stage contain around 6 oz of food every jar. These are mashed, with more texture compared to pureed food your kid is used to eating. They also have several chunks and bits of veggies and meat in them. Eating stage 3 baby food items is the best way to transition your kid to table food.
The Recommended Baby Feeding Schedule Every Month
1. 1 to 3 Months
Month 1 – 4 ounces of milk, 6 to 7 times each day
Months 2 to 3 – 4 to 5 ounces of milk, 6 to 7 times each day
2.4 to 6 Months
Months 4 to 5 – 4 to 6 ounces of milk, 5 times each day
Month 6 – 6 to 8 ounces of milk, 5 times each day
3.7 to 12 Months
Months 7 to 9 – 7 to 8 ounces, 4 to 5 times each day, 1 to 2 jars of stage 2 or 1 baby food each day
Months 10 to 12 – 8 ounces 3 to 4 times each day, 1 to 2 jars of stage 3 baby food, though most of these are finger food
How to know when it’s time to wean your baby?
- Keep your little one busy during feeding times.
- Don’t instigate all the nursing sessions. However, if your kind wants to nurse, don’t refuse him or her.
- For babies who are formula fed, weaning them off of formula milk to cow’s milk, water, or any milk alternative must happen around one year old.