Feeding your baby
food; feeding; breast; feeding; breastfeeding; formula; solids; ;
Breastmilk is the best and most natural food for babies. Breastmilk is all the food and drink your baby needs for the first 6 months.
If your baby is not having breastmilk, use infant formula.
Starting babies on solid foods is an important milestone in their life. Until around six months of age, breast milk or infant formula meets all of your baby's nutritional needs. Even after your baby has started on solid foods, breast milk or infant formula is still an important source of nutrition.
To find out much more about feeding babies have a look at the topics in the section Babies: breastfeeding, bottle feeding and solids on the Raising Children Network. https://raisingchildren.net.au/
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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).
This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.