Posted by: Indonesian Children | April 23, 2009

Feeding Milestones-Birth to Four Years

Feeding Milestones-Birth to Four Years

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Month

 

 

 

 

Opens/closes mouth in response to

 food

 

 

 

3 Months

 

 

 

 

Anticipatory facial response to bottle

 

 

 

4 Months

 

 

 

 

Pats bottle

 

 

 

5 – 6 Months

 

 

 

 

Holds bottle independently

 

 

 

 

Mouths and gums hard cookies

 

 

 

 

Swallows strained/pureed food

 

 

 

7 Months

 

 

 

 

Drinks from cup if held (6-8 months)

 

 

 

9 Months

 

 

 

 

Self-feeds crackers

 

 

 

11 Months

 

 

 

 

Finger feeds (9 – 12 months)

 

 

 

12 Months

 

 

 

 

Holds handle of cup while drinking

 

 

 

15 Months

 

 

 

 

Brings filled spoon to mouth (12 – 15 months) but turns it over

 

 

 

18 Months

 

 

 

 

Scoops and brings spoon to mouth with spillage, palm facing down (15 – 18 months)

 

 

 

 

Chews semisolid foods

 

 

 

 

Holds small cups with one hand

 

 

 

 

Drinks from straw (18 – 24 months)

 

 

 

 

Distinguishes edible and nonedible food (18 – 24 months)

 

 

 

24 Months

 

 

 

 

Brings spoon to mouth, palm facing up (18 – 24 months)

 

 

 

2 1/2 Years

 

 

 

 

Uses glass, two hands

 

 

 

 

Uses napkin (2 1/2 – 3 years)

 

 

 

3 Years

 

 

 

 

Pours liquid from small container (2 1/2 – 3 years)

 

 

 

4 Years

 

 

 

 

Feeds self independently with fork/spoon, little spillage

 

 

 

 

Drinks from soda can/bottle

 

 

 

REFERENCE

1.    Arvedson JC, Brodsky L. Pediatric Swallowing and Feeding: Assessment and Management, 2nd ed. Albany, NY: Singular–Thomson Learning, 2002.

2.    Bosma JF. Development of feeding. Clin Nutr 1986;5:210–218.

 

 

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