The First Supper

When and how you introduce solids is important for healthy growth, setting up good eating patterns for life, and minimising the risk of allergies. Hear how Rachel navigated the introduction of solids with her first child, Mikey, who had eczema and food allergies, while our experts give advice on the importance of introducing allergenic foods. 

Did you know?

A baby’s birth weight approximately doubles by 6 months of age, and human breast milk or infant formula milk alone is no longer enough to meet their nutritional needs after this time.

The timing and way solids are introduced can have a major effect on a child’s growth and development, and in helping protect against obesity and allergies for life.

A baby’s introduction to different tastes and textures is vital for encouraging their acceptance of a wide range of healthy foods, and may minimise potential fussy eating later on.

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