Baby’s First Food

Baby’s First Food

From birth to 6 months of age, babies only need breast milk and vitamin D drops every day.

If your baby is not breastfeeding, use infant formula with iron. Baby is not ready for solid food. Breast milk gives them all the nutrition they need.

Breast milk is best for babies because it:

  • Has all the nutrients your baby needs.
  • Has antibiotics that fight off germs.
  • Protects against allergies.
  • Helps baby to have a normal weight gain.
  • Helps baby’s brain develop.

Breastfeeding is best for moms because it:

  • Helps mom bond with her baby.
  • Saves time and money.
  • Protects against breast cancer and may protect against ovarian cancers and weak bones.
  • Helps some mothers to lose weight gained during pregnancy.

 

Baby's First Food

 

Did you know?
Babies who are breastfed are less likely to have ear infections, lung infections, stomach upsets, allergies and dental problems.