Gerber recommends feeding babies 28 to 34 ounces of food daily, depending on their age and size. This includes 24 ounces of breast milk or infant formula and age-appropriate servings of fortified cereals and pureed fruits and vegetables.
Introduce solid food when your baby is at least four months old and consuming 24 ounces of breast milk or formula a day. Begin with a fortified single-grain cereal mixed with breast milk or formula, and watch for signs of an allergic reaction like diarrhea, rash or vomiting.
When your baby is eight months old and crawling, introduce soft bite-sized foods like avocados, cooked carrots or pasta. Consult a pediatrician about the developmental milestones necessary for self-feeding and eating firmer foods.