Indian Baby Food Chart, Infant Feeding Guidelines Chart (0-12 months) with 50+ recipes

Food chart for babies 

Age-by-age month-wise guide to feeding babies/ Indian Baby food Chart

 This age-by-age month-wise Indian baby food chart will help you in deciding what to feed your baby at what age during the precarious first year. These are only rough guidelines to help you. Do not stress upon feeding your baby only what and how much is mentioned here. Every baby is different and if your baby wants to have something more or less, follow baby’s lead.

Food Chart for Babies


You can also have a look at our monthly meal plans on detailed directions for how to introduce solid foods to baby from 6 months to 2 years.

Month-wise meal plans/ diet charts for infants/ Baby food chart month by month

Read more on Nutrition For Toddlers and Sample diet plans for toddlers

If you feel that your baby/ toddler is not gaining enough weight. See our tips on diet for underweight baby/ toddlers


If you have any doubts regarding your baby’s diet or health, always discuss it with baby’s doctor. Let us have a look at how and what to feed you infant.

First 4 months/ 5 month old baby food chart

What to feed:

How much : Depends on baby :

  • Every 2-3 hours during the day and every 3-4 hours during night.

What Not to Feed : Anything other than breastmilk or formula

Resist the temptation or pressure created by advice from people around you. You will receive many well-meaning advices regarding starting dal pani or fruit juices or even water. But, do not give in and do not start solids till baby is close to 6 months and then start solids only with the doctor’s recommendation.

If at all you have to start solids before 6 months, ensure that your baby is atleast close to 6 months old and start with simple one ingredient food items like rice cereal and dal ka pani.

Read more on what foods to avoid during first year

 P.S. Breast milk is digested much better and far more quickly than formula. Hence, it can be seen that breast fed babies feed more frequently than formula fed babies.


4-6 Months

6-8 Months

8-10 Months

10-12 Months


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26 Responses to “Indian Baby Food Chart, Infant Feeding Guidelines Chart (0-12 months) with 50+ recipes”

  1. Hema latha

    This is very helpful. Thank you. My baby is 7 months old, can you suggest a food chart for her?

  2. Anuradha

    Hi there. I have a 15 months old, but he is very lean. I have to keep hearing about him being thin. Can you suggest how to help him gain some weight.

  3. Suchanda gal baby have completed 10months. .can I give boiled egg to her?…please help me.

    • Priya Sachan

      You may give yolk to her. If she takes it well, introduce egg white around 12 months of age.

  4. sravani

    my babu age now 5months ending.
    so daily daily weight loss. how it is resolve.
    pls advice

    • Priya Sachan

      Hello Sravani,
      Your baby will soon start solids, which might help. Also, do not reduce the breastfeed or formula once he starts solids. Do discuss this with baby’s doctor. Babies usually double their birth weight in the first 6 months. If he has done that, then there might not be anything to worry.

  5. Devashree Joshi

    Its a wonderful site that can help me a lot in every months for baby growth.Thank u so much

  6. ujjayini mitra

    my baby is 5months 19days old..till now i dnt introduce any fruit? do i ? can i start nestrum this week?

  7. Hii.. Priya my baby is 5month and 5days old, now she is started taking everything into her mouth for biting things,so can I give any raw veggies or fruits so that she can bite

  8. Hi.. I have a baby girl with 4 month and 20 days old. Till now she is on breast milk and we haven’t started anything other than that. But people surrounding us continuously suggest us to start with different things and I am confused. So plz suggest how we should move ahead with her diet plan and how to start

    • Priya Sachan

      It should be pureed initially and as baby gets used to having solids gradually start giving mashed and lumpy food.

  9. hi,
    my baby boy has complited 9 month but still he is not seating and teeth is also not come so can i start giving food thrice a day or still continue twice a day.
    i give him food in liquid form as he is not taking thick puree or mash food.
    pls reply.

    • Priya Sachan

      Teeth may be sometimes late as late as 12 months and then they come in a bunch. Do check with your baby’s doctor if you have concerns about his not sitting still. If he can sit with support, you can give solid food to him.
      Try to thicken the puree gradually maybe just a spoonful of thicker mashed food mixed with puree.


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