Feeding Schedule for 0 – 1 month, 1- 2 Month and 2 – 3 Month Infant

This is a schedule I made for my son. Of course keep in mind that this might not be the schedule for your child.. this is a just a quick guide for you to simply develop your schedule.

People say at 1 month your baby is too small for a schedule. But its not true.. Both my kids were simply much easier to handle because of a schedule. They knew what time they should eat, sleep and take a shower.. every time they cried I knew it had nothing to do with food.. that made my life so much easier. Overtime you will develop your own style of parenting based on what works best for you and your baby. We are not perfect, it is all based on trial and error. But remember, it is you who is the expert of your child. Not your mother, your friend or your neighbor.. its you… so hope this works for you as much as it worked for me.

 

Birth to 1 Month

12.00 Midnight – 2 – 3 Oz

3.00 am – 2 – 3 Oz

6.00 am – 2 – 3 Oz

9.00 am – 2 – 3 Oz (Play Time)

10:00am – Bath (Nap Time after Bath)

12.00 noon – 2 – 3 Oz

3.00 pm – 2 – 3 Oz

5.45pm – Sponge

6.00 pm – 2 – 3 Oz (Time for bed)

9.00 pm – 2 – 3 Oz

 

1 to 2 Months

12.00 Midnight – 4 – 6 Oz

5.00 am – 4 – 6 Oz

10:00am – Bath / 5 Oz (Nap Time after Bath)

2.00 pm – 4 – 6 Oz

6.45pm – Sponge

7.00 pm – 4 – 6 Oz (Time for bed)

 

2 to 3 Months

12.00 Midnight – 6 – 7 Oz

6.00 am  – 6 – 7 Oz

10:00am – Bath / 5 Oz (Nap Time after Bath)

2.00 pm – 6 – 7 Oz

6.45pm – Sponge

7.00 pm – 6 – 7 Oz (Time for bed)

Please listen to your baby to find out when he is stimulated for tummy time/ play time and when he should be taking a nap as it is different for each child. Babies at this age sleep about 18 hours..  so I pretty much let them sleep when they want to.. I just focus on making sure they get atleast 18 hours.

Transitioning to a bottle

With my first child I had a hard time getting her transitioned out from the breast to a bottle. As she was more comfortable with me. However, with my son, I gave him ½ ounce of formula after every feeding. One to ensure he gets a proper feeding. And two, to get him used to a rubber nipple as well. This worked very well when I transitioned him to a bottle 100%. But from soothers, to bottle nipples.. I used the following design, as it was easier for the baby to latch on.

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Overall Infant Feeding Requirements

I found this online and thought it would be useful.

 

Developed by Dr. Nanci Pittman, the infant feeding schedule below can be useful as you introduce your baby to solid foods. Consult your pediatrician if you are unsure whether or not your baby is ready to begin eating solid foods. If you prefer, we have provided the infant feeding schedule as a PDF for downloading and printing.

Age Breast Milk Formula Grains Fruits & Vegetables Yogurt, Meat & Poultry
0-1 Month Every 2-3 hours, or 8-10 feedings each day. Feed on demand. Every 3-4 hours, or 6-8 feedings each day, 2-3 oz. per feeding. None None None
1-4 Months 6-8 feedings each day. The number of feedings will decrease as your baby sleeps longer at night. Every 4-5 hours, or 5-6 feedings per day. 4-6 oz. per feeding. None None None
4-6 Months Usually 6 feedings each day. 4-5 feedings each day, 6-8 oz. per feeding, maximum of 32 oz. per day. The first solid food is usually iron-fortified rice cereal, followed by oatmeal and other grains. This provides the extra iron that babies this age need. Start with 1 tbsp. each meal mixed with either breast milk or formula to desired consistency and increase to 4 tbsp. each meal. Begin with 1 serving each day and advance to 2 when accepted by your baby. Once baby accepts cereal, begin with strained fruits and vegetables. Start with single vegetables that are finely pureed. Advance to approximately 4 oz. jar per meal. Remember to try only one new food at a time; watch for signs of allergy (diarrhea, rash, vomiting). None
6-9 Months Usually 4-6 feedings each day. As your baby takes more solids, the number of feedings will decrease. Depending on the amount of solid food in your baby’s diet, the formula will range from 24-30 oz. per day. At 8 months, introduce foods that have more texture. May want to try juice. Continue with fruits and vegetables to include new single flavors and combinations offering new tastes and textures. At 7 months can begin yogurt. At 8 months can begin finely milled poultry and meats.
9-12 Months As baby takes more solids, the number of feedings will decrease. Usually 4 feedings each day. The formula intake will fall to approximately 24 oz. per day. Usually 1 time each day (1/4 – 1/2 cup). May want to try finger foods, such as well cooked pasta. Usually 2 servings of fruit AND vegetables per day (1/4-1/2 cup each serving). As babies transition more to table foods, they can try a “chunkier” texture. Select easily chewable foods cut up into small pieces. Try more finger foods, such as small pieces of banana. Usually 1 serving of yogurt (1/4-1/2 cup). Usually 1 serving of meat or poultry. For variety try scrambled eggs or soft cheese.

Testing music while in the womb

With both my children, one thing I learned was their love for music. As soon as I learned that I was pregnant, I started to listen to music with my head phones on all the time.. mostly because I was at work for about 10 hours a day and music helped me concentrate. However,  with no scientific evidence.. might be just my kids by the way.  I listen to the same type of music a bit louder when my kids were around winding down. Now I am talking about music like Bon Jovi and Katie Perry. While I tested the boundaries of music.. I noticed that my children were able to sleep anywhere amongst the loudest noises ever. I didn’t have to run home in the middle of a dinner party.. I would simply just do my mom thing and my kids would fall asleep exactly at the time that they are suppose to.

Gestational Diabetics

I have a family history of diabetics. From my great grand-parents up to my parents and aunts and uncles all live with diabetics. With my first born I was able to control my sugar intake with food  but when my second one came along I had no way out.. not because of what I ate its because of my family history..  so for those who are currently pregnant.. this is the deal…

First Blood test – 1 Hour ( No fasting)

Second Blood Test 4 Hours (8 Hour fasting)

If your blood sugar level is high.. your doctor will request you to do a second blood test, where you will have to be fasting for 8 hours. Fasting when you are pregnant is not the greatest feeling. So I recommend that you eat well in the night and do it first thing in the morning.. this way you won’t feel hungry since you are sleeping.

If your blood sugar is still a bit high.. take a look at the following guidelines hope it helps you as much as it helps me.

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