• 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.