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Important Feeding Milestones: Baby’s First Year Part 1

How do baby’s feeding skills develop over their first year?

Here are a few of baby’s feeding milestones from 0-12 months, validated by American Academy of Pediatrics findings!

0-3 Months: Baby latches onto nipple or bottle for feeding and their tongue moves forward and back to suck
0-3 Months: They will drink 2-6 ounces of liquid per feeding, 6 times day (the quality and frequency might vary in breastfed babies)

4-6 Months: Baby will show interest in food
4-6 Months: They will also open their mouth as a spoon approaches

7-6 Months: Baby can hold and drink from a bottle
7-6 Months: They will start to look and reach for food that is nearby
7-6 Months: They’ll also show strong reactions to new smells and foods

10-12 Months: Baby can finger feed themselves
10-12 Months: They will eat an increasing variety of foods
10-12 Months: They might be ready to start self-feeding with utensils!

Check out Pathways.org for the complete list of milestones per age!

00:15 0-3 month feeding milestones
00:30 4-6 month feeding milestones
00:42 7-9 month feeding milestones
01:10 10-12 month feeding milestones

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