Feeding schedule 0-4 months
Breastfeeding: 6-8 times a day, after 2 or 3 months 5-6 times a day.
We advise to breast-feed at least for the first 6 months. It is best to do this on request. A fixed schedule can have consequences for your milk production. Every child is different and needs nutrition at different times. Feed your child when you notice that he or she is hungry. On average this will be 6-8 times a day and after 2 or 3 months this will be about 5-6 times a day.
Feeding schedule 4-6 months
Breastfeeding: about 5 times a day.
This feeding schedule does not differ much from the schedule for a child of 0-4 months. Your baby will still exclusively receive breastfeeding. However, some children between the ages of 4 and 6 months are ready for the first practice snacks. You notice that your child is ready for practice snacks, when your child makes smacking noises or follows you carefully when you are eating yourself. Do you think your child is already ready for exercise snacks at this stage? If so, discuss this with your health center or general practitioner first. When you notice that your child is ready and you have discussed this with your health center or general practitioner, for example, you could give a spoonful of a mashed fruits or vegetables in between breastfeeding. Breastfeeding remains the main source of nutrients in this phase, do not finish it yet.