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Infant Feeding Tips

feedingParents are often looking for exact instructions on how to feed their infant. Unfortunately, no such instructions exist. Every child is unique and has their own idiosyncratic cues that indicate when they are hungry or satisfied. Learn your child’s cues and feed them accordingly, using your child’s growth chart as a reflection on how well you are doing. Infants 0-4 months of age should receive their complete nutrition in the form of infant formula or breast milk. Do NOT use low iron formulas; iron is important for brain growth and development. It is also recommended that young infants do not receive water before six months of age.

For more comprehensive information about feeding your infant, consult the American Academy of Pediatrics or schedule an appointment with our knowledgeable physicians at Children’s Wellness Center for a more detailed discussion.