How do you start introducing new foods to your baby?
Modified on: Tue, 20 Dec, 2022 at 5:45 PM
- Start with a teaspoon or two twice a day, slowly increasing to three times a day with bigger portions (two to three tablespoons). At this age the baby is not able to feed himself and a carer needs to sit with the child and actively feed him from his own serving to make sure that he eats until he doesn’t want any more.
- If the baby is not being breastfed, complementary foods should be given five times daily.
- Complementary foods should be given with a spoon or a cup, not in a bottle; foods should be clean, safe and locally available; and lots of time should be given for young children to learn to eat solid foods.
- Don’t force your baby to eat.
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