Feeding schedule 6-12 months

28-06-2019
Feeding schedule 6-12 months

If your child is six months old, the feeding schedule will change significantly. Because from now on your child will improve eating more and more different foods, due to the fact that the oral motoric skills are developing rapidly. Your child learns to chew and swallow. That is a new, complex activity, and in any case different from just drinking. Your child learns most by looking at you and copying your movements. This also applies to eating with a spoon, putting food in the mouth and chewing it.

The second half of your child’s first year is all about learning to eat different foods and textures, whilebreastfeeding or follow-up milk is still the most important part of the menu. Your child builds up his or her own taste and with that his or her own opinions on the variety of foods. It might occur that your child spits something out or throws the food plate on the floor.

As your child grows older, he or she discovers more and more flavors and the portions of food will get bigger. The motoric skills are improving and your child is getting more used to eating , chewing and swallowing. Make it a fun activity and stimulate your child in a pleasant way!

Feeding schedule 6-7 months

Below, we have provided an example of a feeding schedule for both breastfeeding and follow-up milk. The best time for practicing eating snacks is after  a regular feeding or in between feedings. Your child is not hungry and this way the focus of your child and yourself is mainly on practicing eating different foods and getting used to the flavors. For an example of practice snacks, you can check out the table below.

Feeding schedule:

Timing Food
Morning (07:00 am) Breast-feeding or 180 ml of water mixed with 6 scoops Neolac follow-up milk
In between (11:30 am) Breast-feeding or 180 ml of water mixed with 6 scoops of Neolac follow-up milk + 1 or 2 spoons of vegetable snack (for example mashed pies, carrots or cauliflower)
Afternoon (14:30 pm) Breastfeeding or 180 ml of water mixed with 6 scoops Neolac follow-up milk + 1 or 2 spoons of vegetable snack or a bread crust for suckling
Evening  (17:30 pm) A total meal consisting of 200 grams:100 grams of vegetables (for example mashed pumpkin or broccoli)80 grams of rice, pasta or potatoes (pulped)20 grams of fish, meat or egg (e.g. soft meat such as chicken)
Last feeding (18:30 pm) Breast-feeding or 180 ml of water mixed with 6 scoops Neolac follow-up milk

Feeding schedule 8-11 months

When your child is between 8 and 11 months, the meals should be replaced more often. You are now starting to build the routine of 3 meals. You can give slightly larger pieces instead of mashed food. We have provided an example of a feeding schedule for breastfeeding and follow-up milk below.

Example feeding schedule:

Timing Food
Morning (07:00 am) Breast-feeding or 180 ml of water mixed with 6 scoops Neolac follow-up milk
In between (11:30 am) 1 or 2 spoons of vegetable snack (for example, capers, carrots or cauliflower)
Afternoon (14:30 pm) Breastfeeding or 180 ml of water mixed with 6 scoops Neolac follow-up milk + a wholemeal sandwich with an avocado
Evening (17:30 pm) A total meal consisting of 200 grams:100 grams of vegetables (for example broccoli or carrots)80 grams of rice, pasta or potatoes (pulped)20 grams of fish, meat or egg (e.g. fried pangafilet or fried salmon)
Last feeding (18:30 pm) Breast-feeding or 180 ml of water mixed with 6 scoops Neolac follow-up milk

 

Feeding schedule 12 months

When your child is one year old, he or she can eat the same food as you do, this will only be a smaller portion. On our webpage babthe page 12-24 months you can find some tips on healthy possibilities for your child. We divided this schedule in morning, afternoon and evening.