Once infants are six months old, breastmilk is no longer enough to meet babies’ nutritional needs. It therefore becomes necessary to begin to include supplementary food in their diets.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), when breastfed babies are between 6 and 8 months old, they should begin to receive other foods two or three times a day. “After that, when they are between 9 and 11 months and 12 and 24 months old, they should eat about three or four times a day; including nutritional snacks once or twice a day, depending on what they want.”
In the following video, pediatrician Carolina Gómez gives 5 important tips to consider when it comes time to introducing infants to solid foods.