How Much Should You Feed Baby In A Sitting?

Start small whenever you want to figure out how much food you should give to your little one. Begin with small portions and then work your way up. Once you know that your baby is ready for solid foods you can set their feeding schedule and feed them accordingly. Your baby might have a teaspoon or two in the beginning but once they get the hang of eating, you can prepare a schedule and follow it as a general guideline.

4 to 6 months:

  • 24 to 36 ounces of formula or milk (or 5 to 8 breastfeeding sessions a day)
  • 1 to 4 tablespoons of cereal once or twice a day
  • 1 to 4 tablespoons of fruit and vegetable once or twice a day

Here are some breastfeeding tips for new moms.

6 to 8 months:

  • 24 to 36 ounces of formula or breast milk (now that your baby's a more efficient milk nurser, you'll probably breastfeed her 4 to 6 times a day)
  • 4 to 9 tablespoons of cereal, fruit and vegetables a day, spread out over 2 to 3 meals
  • 1 to 6 tablespoons of meat or other protein (like yogurt, cottage cheese or crumbled egg) daily

9 to 12 months:

  • 16 to 30 ounces of formula or milk (or 3 to 5 nursing sessions a day)
  • Around 1/4 to 1/2 cup each of grains, fruit and veggies twice a day
  • Around 1/4 to 1/2 cup of dairy foods daily
  • Around 1/4 to 1/2 cup of protein-packed foods daily


You must always remember that every baby has a different need and have different eating habits. Feeding problems will arise though, but once your little one is used to chewing, you won’t be having as much trouble feeding them. This is a trial and error stage but the best time to set a feeding schedule for your baby. As long as your little one is eating a variety of food it is good and healthy for the growth of the little ones.

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