What to eat over the months

Learn how to better manage this period of dietary diversification.

These few lines of advice should help you deal with this period of dietary change. However, remember that if your baby has an allergy or has to follow a special diet, then you should not follow our recommendations. Instead, follow your doctor's advice to the letter.


  • Up to 3 months: breast milk or infant formula milk
  • 4-5 months: breast milk or follow-on milk + introduction to fruit juices and/or a meal of fruit (stewed fruit, or mashed fresh fruit)
  • 5-6 months: breast milk or follow-on milk + fruit + introduction of vegetables around 5 months + introduction of puréed meat around 6 months (You can use any kind of meat but it must be thoroughly cooked and well minced. It is rich in proteins and iron. Initially, baby only needs very little: 2-3 teaspoons are enough at the age of 6 months, increasing to 4-6 teaspoons by around one year)
  • 6-7 months: 4 meals per day … including two milk-based + introduction of puréed fish and eggs in addition to the foods mentioned above (fish is a good source of protein and it can be given to your child in the same quantities as meat; initially, it is best to give baby well puréed, hard-boiled egg yolk only)
  • 8-9 months: 4 meals… just like the older ones!

    1. morning: 1 bottle or feed or a milk-based product

    2. midday: a meal of puréed vegetables and meat or fish

    3. afternoon snack: fruit and a rusk suitable for the child´s age group

    4. evening: 1 bottle or milky cereal or vegetable soup followed by a milk-based dessert or cheese

  • At 12 months, your child will be able to eat practically the same meals as you; however, you should make sure you include a lot of milk (around 500 - 600 ml per day), enriched with iron if possible.

This "diet" should be flexible and adapted to suit each child. Just like ours, baby’s appetite can vary. Don´t worry if he doesn´t eat much at one meal - he´ll make up for it at the next!