Feeding Amounts for Infants
Infants require different amounts of food, depending on their age. From birth until four to six months old, babies will get all their nutrition from breast milk or formula. After that, you should start introducing certain solid foods to your child.
Iron-fortified infant cereals are often the first foods recommended for babies who are being introduced to solids. You should start with two to three teaspoons of cereal twice a day (it should be mixed with breast milk, formula, or water). As your baby gets older, you can add more cereal to their diet and even introduce them to pureed meats, vegetables, and fruits.
(Click Infant Feeding Schedule to learn more about the appropriate amounts of food to give your infant and to find out which foods are best for certain age groups.)