Breast feed for 6 months if possible up to 12 months if possible Baby benefits from nutrition and antibodies. Commercial infant formula is an appropriate alternative if breast feeding is not possible or supplementation is required . Breast feeding is associated with reduced risk of breast cancer , ovarian cancer and type 2 diabetes.
Baby nutrition – introducing solids
After 4 months and closer to 6 months start with iron rich foods whilst still breast feeding . All infants should be introduced to potentially allergen – including peanut butter, fully cooked egg, dairy and wheat products in their first year. Regular cow’s milk goats ‘s milk and soy milk , nut and cereal drinks are not recommended before 1 year old.