Baby food diversification: the rules to follow

The desirable age to start food diversification is between 4 and 6 months old. Our advice to make this important step as smooth as possible.

Nothing beats breastfeeding in the beginning: breast milk is the best food for babies in the first four to six months. But when should parents ideally feed the first spoon of porridge? How useful is follow-on milk? What about vitamin D and fluoride? And what food is best for parents to prevent allergies? Here you will find important tips for feeding the baby in the first year of life.

Baby feeding in the first few months


A balanced diet in the first year of life promotes development and can contribute to protection against diseases. The following recommendations for healthy nutrition of infants are based primarily on the findings of the Research Institute for Child Nutrition (FKE, Research Department for Child Nutrition since 2017). They are scientifically based and take into account the physical development of babies. For the first few months after birth, breast milk is the best choice.


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