Dietary diversification for infants - Definition

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Definition


During the first months of its life, a baby must drink only milk, ideally mother's milk, though substitute and artificial milks can be preferred or necessary in certain situations. Dietary diversification for the infant, which means the introduction of nourishment other than milk, can be introduced gradually, generally recommended between 5 and 6 months. Initially, the first foods to be introduced can be given in the form of small jars of mashed fruit, then vegetables in small quantities. Milk should be continued during this time, according to the needs of the child. The diversification should only affect one meal initially, then be gradually increased, until other foods and flavors are offered, without ever forcing the child.

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