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Weaning

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. By doing this:

- 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 his own needs.

 

The following table gives some general guidelines on when to introduce complementary foods:

 

 

Age

Food

4-6 months

Fruit (apple, pear, banana)

4-6 months

Vegetables (carrot, potato, courgette)

4-6 months

Gluten-free cereals (rice, corn, tapioca)

7-8 months

Pulses (peas, chickpeas, lentils, beans)

7-8 months

Follow-on milk and dairy products (cheese portions, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, yoghurt)

7-8 months

White meat (chicken, turkey, rabbit)

7-8 months

Cereals with gluten (bread, biscuits, pasta)

8-9 months

Fish (sole, hake, whiting)

12 months

Red meat (beef, lamb)

12 months

Egg

+ 12 months

All foods, with caution

36 months

Cow's milk