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Welcoming food in your baby’s life

Welcoming food in your baby’s life

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Breast milk is the best start to your baby’s life. For the first six months, it should be her only source of nutrition. But from six months onwards, milk alone cannot meet her growing nutritional needs.

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

At around six months of age, your baby will be growing at a very rapid rate. For example, her weight would double by now and by the time she is one year old, it will triple! Not only will she gain weight, her body length will also increase and her organs will grow rapidly, both in size and activity. She was born with some important nutrients, e.g. Iron, stored in her body. These will also start to reduce then and will need to be filled-in through her diet.

To meet these increased nutrient requirements she will need an increased amount of additional foods while continuing to have breast milk.

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