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Healthy eating for infants and toddlers

Breastfeeding gives your baby the best start for optimal growth and is recommended to two years and beyond.  Breastmilk is the safest and healthiest food for babies. For babies who are not fully breastfed, a store bought infant formula is recommended until 9-12 months of age.   Learn more about formula feeding your baby, getting started and safely preparing and storing infant formula.

At around six months of age, your baby will be ready to start solid foods. How you feed your baby is just as important as what you feed him or her - creating a healthy feeding relationship early on is key.

Help your infant, toddler, or preschooler be the best she can be by fueling his/her body with healthy food choices. 

Other resources

Dietitian counselling services

Call 8-1-1 to:

  • Reach Dietitian Services at HealthLinkBC about feeding your baby: a food allergy expert is available
  • Find an Outpatient Dietitian or Private Practice Dietitian near you


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