The 0 to 3 Month Baby Feeding Milestones to Look For

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See the 4 different feeding milestones baby should be reaching by 3 months. Each milestone has a clip so you can see the different feeding milestones for baby. To see more milestones and videos for 0-3 months old visit our 0 to 3 age page on our website: https://pathways.org/growth-development

As always, all of our content is validated with American Academy of Pediatrics findings and reviewed by pediatric therapists.

By 3 months, baby should:
• Latch on to nipple or bottle
• Tongue moves forward and back to suck
• Drink 2 oz to 6 oz of liquid per feeding, 6 times per day
• Suck and swallow well during feeding

Pathways.org milestones video series helps parents and caregivers track their baby’s development and detect possible delays. The first 3 months of a baby’s life are a critical time for growth and development. Infants begin to learn how to move their bodies and interact with others.

Pathways.org provides FREE tools to maximize all children’s motor, sensory, and communication development.

Use Pathways.org resources to track baby’s milestones and help identify potential early feeding difficulty. If you notice your baby is not meeting their 0-3 months feeding milestones, contact their health care provider.

All materials including videos are provided at no cost; no fees or charges may be associated with any of the Pathways.org materials without prior written approval.

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