From the fourth to sixth month of life you can start to introduce new foods into your child's diet, which will serve as a nutritional complement to breast milk and/or formula milk.
Weaning must be done gradually, starting with small amounts and letting enough time pass (at least a couple of days) before giving the child a new food. This way:
- It will make it easier to identify the source of any allergic reactions.
- The little one will get to know and assimilate new flavours better.
It must be your child's doctor who tells you when it is the right time to start with a new food, as each child is different and has their own needs.
The following table gives some general guidelines on when to introduce complementary foods: