Feeding Schedule

Recommended Feeding Schedule

MEAL Birth to __Month __Month __Month __Month __Month
 Breakfast
(bottle, breast)
Brest or bottle feed on demand
(2-6 ounces per feeding)
Rice Cereal, followed by other cereals such as oatmeal and barley
(Mix cereal with breast milk or formula, do not mix with juice.)
Cereal Cereal and Fruit Cereal and Fruit
<————————— Juice—————————>
Lunch
(bottle, breast)
Cereal Vegetable Vegetable and Fruit Vegetable, Meat and Fruit
Dinner
(bottle, breast)
<————————— Juice—————————>
Cereal Vegetable Vegetable and Fruit Vegetable, Meat and Fruit

*Special Notes:

· Add new foods at 3-4 day intervals
· No egg whites, strawberries, chocolate or citrus
· Begin with yellow vegetables, followed by green
· Refrain from giving “desserts” such as puddings, etc.

Recommended Feeding Schedule (Infant to Age One)

Breast Milk or Formula Cereal, Bread and Starches Fruits and Vegetables Meats and Other Protein
 Birth to ___ Months 2-6 ounces per feeding
(20-24 ounces per day)
None None None
_____ Months 6-8 ounces per feeding
(24-32 ounces per day)
Offer rice cereal mixed with breast milk or formula None None
_____ Months 6-8 ounces per feeding
(24-32 ounces per day)
2-3 servings of baby cereal and other soft breads, cereals, and starches may be offered Begin to offer soft cooked and mashed or jar baby food vegetables and fruits

3-4 ounces of fruit juice may also be offered at this time

None
_____ Months 7-8 ounces per feeding
(21-32 ounces per day)
2-3 servings daily of baby cereal and other soft, cooked breads or starches 2-3 servings daily of soft, cut up, and mashed vegetables and fruits Begin to offer soft finely cut or pureed meats, cheese and casseroles
_____ Months 16-32 ounces of breast milk or formula per day 4 servings daily of baby cereal, bread, and other starches 4 servings daily of fruits and vegetables 1-2 ounces daily of soft, finely cut or chopped meat or other protein foods

Note:  Unless otherwise specified, a serving size is considered 1-2 tablespoons

Special Notes:
· Add new foods at 3-4 day intervals
· No egg whites, strawberries, chocolate, or citrus
· Start with yellow vegetables, followed by green
· Refrain from giving “baby desserts” such as puddings, etc.

Texas Children’s Hospital Pediatric Nutrition Reference Guide, 1999