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Feeding Your Baby: 6 Months To One Year

The most important food in your baby’s first year is breast milk. Breastfeeding can continue for 24 months and beyond.

Around six months, your baby will show signs that he or she is ready for solids. If your baby was born prematurely, use his or her corrected age.

Keep things simple and start solid foods when your baby is ready.

Feeding Your Baby – Your guide to help you introduce solid food to your baby.

Video: Starting solid food. Learn about your baby`s cues that tell you he or she is ready to start solids. Get tips on how to breastfeed while introducing solid foods.

Video: Iron rich foods for babies. Learn when to introduce iron rich foods and which iron rich foods should be offered first.

Video: Learning to self feed. Find out when your baby is ready to self-feed and which foods are safe to give.

Feeding Your Baby Workshop:

Do you have questions about when and how to start your baby on solid foods?

This workshop is based on Health Canada’s recommendations for feeding infants, and is led by a Registered Dietitian from Peterborough Public Health.  Find out how easy is it to make your own baby food!

This workshop is cancelled indefinitely due to COVID-19.

For more information on making homemade baby food or feeding babies, call Telehealth Ontario to speak to a Registered Dietitian at 1-866-797-0000.