Importance of complementary
feeding
 
  Important information
        •   0 - 6 months
        •   6 - 8 months
        •   9 - 12 months
        •   12 - 24 months
 
Hygiene

 

Babies aged 6 months or youngerbreast feeding

Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for babies from birth until 6 months of age. This means that the baby receives only breast milk, on demand, often during the day and the night. No other fluids should be given and foods must not be introduced before 6 months of age.

Introducing foods too soon is dangerous because: