Breastfeeding A to Z

Five Months Old

Head–can hold head erect and steady when sitting (1)

Eyes–watches thing drop (1)

Mouth–bites on things they can bring to their mouth (2) begins drooling (3)

Body–Roll over, sit supported (3)


  1. Wilson, WH, Lowdermilk, P, Maternal Child Nursing Care, 3rd edition, St Louis, MO, Mosby, 2006 p 1043.
  2. Bach, P, Growing Child 5 Months, Lafayette, IN, Dunn & Hargitt, Inc. 1984 pp 1-4.
  3. Satter, E, Dykstal, V, Feeding your infant and toddler, Madison, WI, Jackson Clinic, 1978.