Your baby needs only breast milk or iron-fortified infant formula for the first 4 to 6 months of life. Most formula-fed babies will eat every 2 to 4 hours and breastfed babies every 2 to 3 hours. For a discussion of how to decide what type of milk to feed your baby, read How to Choose What to Feed.
Can I give cow milk to my 2 month baby?
To provide the best diet and nutrition for your infant, the AAP recommends: If possible, you should feed your baby breast milk for at least the first 6 months of life. You should give your baby only breast milk or iron-fortified formula during the first 12 months of life, not cow’s milk.
What milk is best for babies?
Whole Cow’s Milk – Whole cow’s milk, when included with a variety of foods, can help support the growth and development of children over 1 year of age. This type of milk is recommended as a replacement to baby formula at this age by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
What can babies drink at 2 months?
Here’s a general look at how much your baby may be eating at different stages:
- On average, a newborn drinks about 1.5-3 ounces (45-90 milliliters) every 2-3 hours. …
- At about 2 months, your baby may be taking 4-5 ounces (120-150 milliliters) at each feeding and the feedings may be every 3-4 hours.
Can I give my 2 month old regular milk?
A: Avoid feeding cow’s milk to any child younger than 12 months old. Fresh cow’s milk has been associated with small micro-bleeds in the digestive tracts of infants younger than 1 year old.
Can we give cow milk to 15 days baby?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends NO cow’s milk until after the first birthday. Cow’s milk is more specific to a baby cow than a baby human. Cow’s milk formula is based on cow’s milk but has been engineered to be closer to human milk (still a ways off, but closer).