Up to six months of age babies can get all the nutrients they need from breast milk or infant formula. From around six months your baby can start eating other food.
For information about starting your baby on solid foods please watch the start4life video.
How Much Food Does Your Baby Need?
This gives information about signs that your baby is ready for solids and types of first foods to give.
For further information about feeding your baby Southern Health offer an informative online session for all parents and carers. This is run by the Community Nursery nurses from the Health visiting teams across Southern Health. It takes you through the early stages of feeding your baby and moving onto toddler foods. It includes information on safely feeding your baby, foods to avoid, caring for tiny teeth and healthy weights.
Booking to attend a session is through
and is held via Zoom.
The presentation lasts about 45 minutes and there is an opportunity to ask questions. Sessions are held regularly.
Guide to introducing solid foods
NHS for advice on how to start solid foods and feeding your baby at different ages.
Your baby’s first solid foods
For healthy eating for infants, older children and mums, including recipe ideas.
The First Steps Nutrition Trust
Eating Well the First Year