The feeding chart: some rules
Dietary diversification is the introduction of fruits and vegetables into a baby's diet, but there are specific rules to follow.
- Integrating new foods into a baby's meals can raise many questions for parents.
- The World Health Organization recommends dietary diversification between 4 and 6 months of age, with milk remaining the main food.
- From 5 months, you can give 1 to 3 tablespoons of mixed vegetables, then between 1 and 3 oz of compote.
- From 6 months, the inclusion of meat and fish, 1 tablespoon at lunchtime, allows you to create real little dishes for the baby.
- At 7 months, the doses increase, as the baby has learned to chew. You can integrate fine pasta, semolina, or tapioca.
- Between 9 and 12 months, melted cheese, mozzarella, and ricotta cheese can be integrated as well as raw vegetables such as tomatoes and cucumbers.