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Introducing new foods to your child’s diet

As your baby grows up you will encounter new milestones when it comes to food. Let Neocate help you along the way.

Once your baby is doing well, the doctor or dietitian may allow you to start introducing a few new foods into your baby’s diet. It is important to continue taking the prescribed amount of Neocate as it will stay the major source of nutrition for the baby.

Please remember a few things when introducing new foods:

  • Complementary foods should not be introduced before 17 weeks of age.
  • Only introduce new foods when your child is well.
  • Foods should be introduced one at a time so that triggers of allergic reactions can be identified quickly.
  • If symptoms occur, it is important to stop the food being tested, record the symptoms and discuss them with your doctor or dietitian.
  • The frequency with which each new food is introduced (daily/twice weekly/weekly etc.) will vary. Discuss this with your doctor or dietitian.
  • If symptoms occur, wait approximately one to three days after symptoms have ceased before giving another new food.
  • Continue to give your child those foods that have already been introduced and tolerated.


Always follow the advice of your doctor or dietitian.

 

ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition. J PediatrGastroenterolNutr, Vol. 46, No. 1, January 2008