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24 June 2011

Healthy eating: it's never too early

Good eating habits should start from a baby’s first mouthful of breastmilk, through the stages when solid foods are introduced, and then be maintained into the adult years.

Your usual eating plan has a big impact on overall health, with a poor eating plan often recognised when excess weight is gained. Good eating habits should start from a baby’s first mouthful of breastmilk, through the stages when solid foods are introduced, and then be maintained during childhood, adolescence and the adult years.

“If you notice diarrhoea, vomiting or rashes, stop the new food and contact your baby’s health care provider. These symptoms may indicate a food allergy,” says Harmse.

  • Breast milk 
  • Meats, eggs and fish
  • Cereal, including enriched baby cereal
  • Vegetables and fruit
  • Oil
  • Water

 
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