Approximately 75% of your baby's brain growth takes place in the first year. His vision starts blurry, but by 6 months he’ll see the world as you do. His immune system, not fully developed at birth, continues to strengthen as well. Proper nutrition drives all of these advancements.
A varied diet helps your baby develop and stay healthy, but these needs change as he grows. By providing the following foods and nutrients in the timeframes listed, you'll be giving your baby the nutrition needed to develop a strong mind and body during the first year. For more information on providing the right first-year nutrition, our Nutrition Advisors at: Kuwait : +96522252128, Sunday- Thursday 9:00am to 7:00pm , KSA: 8001200888 Sunday –Thursday 9:00am to 7:00pm for Live Nutrition Support with our trained experts including pharmacists, dietitians and experienced moms.
Birth–1 week 6–10 feedings
1 week–1 month 7–8 feedings
1–3 months 5–6 feedings
3–6 months 4–5 feedings
Breast milk or formula forms the cornerstone of nutrition in this first year, providing the protein, fat, calcium, vitamins, and minerals your baby needs.
Nutrients in breast milk or formula enable your baby to develop a strong immune system, and support brain, muscle, bone, and organ growth.
10–12 months 1 serving (1/2 cup yogurt)
Provides calcium, vitamins A and D, and protein for growing strong bones
Grains and cereals
4–6 months 3–4 Table spoon
6–12 months 4 Table spoon or more
Offers complex carbohydrates, vitamins (B complex), minerals (zinc and magnesium), your infant needs to fuel activity such as rolling, crawling, and walking
6–8 months 1 Tbsp per meal, working up to 4–5 Tbsp per day
8–10 months 4 Tbsp or more
10–12 months 4–8 Tbsp
Delivers vitamins A, B, and C, trace minerals, fiber, and protein. Vitamin C helps iron absorption. Vitamin B strengthens the immune system and nervous system and helps with muscle and cell growth. Vitamin A helps with vision, while fiber assists with elimination.
6–8 months1 Tbsp per meal, working up to 4–5 Tbsp per day
8–10 months 4 Tbsp or more
10–12 months 8–12 Tbsp
Provides vitamins and fiber important to digestive well-being and overall health
8–10 months 1 Tbsp
10–12 months 2–4 Tbsp
Cooked, pureed meats or poultry, cheese cubes, tofu, or egg yolk
Source of the protein (as well as iron, B vitamins, and zinc) that is needed to build muscle
4–12 months120 ml or more
Water is important for staying hydrated to help keep the excretory system functioning properly. It also helps your baby develop a taste for this basic necessity
1Daily frequency and volume of feeding represent averages based on estimated caloric intake of babies 0 to 12 months.
2If your baby usually breastfeeds for 10 minutes or more but no longer than 60 minutes, she is likely getting enough breast milk. Let your baby, not the clock, determine how long feeding lasts.
3The best way to feed your baby is to allow him to take as much as he seems to need. If he's fussy and hasn't been fed in more than two hours, it's probably time for a feeding.