Tips for Infant Feeding

By: Allye Guajardo

Breast Feeding

Pros: Healthier for you and baby, helps lose weight, more nutrients, bonding.

Cons: Painful, up every feeding w/ baby.

Is your baby ready for solid food and weaning?

baby sits well when supported, has gained a healthy weight, chewing motions.

How to introduce new foods and when?

1. Pureed or semi-liquid food
2. Strained or mashed food
3. Small pieces of finger foods

Start whenever baby has doubled their birth weight (or weigh about 15 pounds) and are at least 4 months old.

Timeline/ Age appropriate foods for children under one year.

0-4 months: baby needs breast milk or formula.

4-6 months: formula and transitioning to solid foods (baby rice cereal mixed with breast milk or formula to a thin consistency).

6-8 months: try strained fruits and vegetables, start with vegetables, then move on to fruits.

8-12 months: baby will be ready to try strained or finely chopped meats.

Foods to avoid for children under one year old.

eggs, peanuts, wheat, soy, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish.