How Many Calories Does My Baby Need?
How much should my baby be eating? It’s a question that many parents ask, especially as they begin their baby’s introduction to solid foods.
Here’s What You Need To Know:
- A baby’s caloric intake varies greatly depending on their age.
- Rather than counting calories, we recommend focusing on simply allowing your baby to eat until they are full, which is when they begin to refuse food.
- As your baby begins to consume more solid food, the amount of milk they drink will begin to decrease.
- The key to your baby growing at a steady and healthy rate is simply making sure they eat a whole, balanced diet.
How Many Calories?
A baby’s caloric intake varies greatly depending on their age. Their age determines what they’re able to eat, as well as their weight and general interest in food. All babies develop at different rates and some may go through phases where feeding is either very easy or very difficult.
Babies aged 0-1 should receive approximately 90-120 calories per kg in body weight. Children aged 1-7 should receive approximately 75-90 calories per kg in body weight. Body size varies based on gender and genetics. Below are the proper growth rates for your little one.