For babies aged 6 months to 1 year, although babies will require more and more energy for development, mom and dad do not need to increase the amount of breast milk or formula (formula should not exceed 32oz per day), the difference in increased nutritional needs can be supplemented by supplemental food intake.
For most healthy babies, feeding on demand is more scientific than feeding at regular intervals. One of the easier ways to determine this is to add complementary foods after normal breastfeeding/formula feeding until the baby is full. Moms and dads can pay attention to the body signals given by the baby to determine if the baby is hungry or full.
When a baby is hungry, he will usually show these signs.
1. his body will tend to food and open his mouth.
2. he will be excited to see food.
3. his eyes will follow the food.
When a baby is full, he usually does the following.
1. pushing the food away or spitting it out of his mouth.
2. is easily distracted or irritable.
3. closing his or her mouth when you feed.
4. turning their heads in other directions when you feed them.
5. uses food as a toy.
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