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Healthy eating for infants, toddlers and preschoolers

Breastfeeding gives your baby the best start for optimal growth and is recommended to two years and beyond.  At around six months of age, your baby will be ready to start solid foods. 

How you feed your baby and young child is just as important as what you feed them. Start family meals early, role model healthy eating, and support your child as they learn to eat and accept new foods. 

Visit HealthlinkBC, Healthy Eating for Infants and Toddlers for information on:

  • Breast and formula feeding
  • Baby's first foods
  • Feeding your toddler
  • Allergy and food safety information

Handouts are available in up to eight languages. On-line nutrition assessment tools are also available for toddlers and preschoolers.  

Additional Resources:

Community Partners

Dietitian counselling services

Call 8-1-1 to:

  • Reach Dietitian Services at HealthLinkBC about feeding your baby or young child: a food allergy expert is available


As a step towards reconciliation, Interior Health acknowledges the land that we live, work, and play on as the traditional territories of the Dakelh Dene, Ktunaxa, Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc, St’at’imc, Syilx and Tsilhqot’in peoples. It is with humility that we continue to strengthen our relationships with the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples of the interior.
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