Infant Nutrition - Introduction of Solid Foods and Making Your Own Baby Food
Introduction of Solid Foods and Making Your Own Baby Food
Health Canada recommends waiting until babies are 6 months of age before starting foods other than breast milk or infant formula. By 6 months, babies need additional nutrients, such as iron, and they are ready to try new textures.
See Frequently Asked Questions for more information about introducing solids & making your own baby food
To learn more about making your own baby food, contact the Saskatoon Public Library for the DVD “Feeding Your Baby Solid Foods” by Winnipeg Health.
If you are a community group or organization and would like a workshop on Making Your Own Baby Food, please contact Robin at 655-5311 or email@example.com
Go to Food and Nutrition > Nutrition & Healthy Eating > Children & Healthy Eating > Infant Feeding
Search infant feeding. Link to various health information sites from across Canada and the world.
(Canadian Paediatric Society) Go to Healthy Eating > Feeding Your Baby in the First Year
Go to Resources > Nutrition > Feeding Your Baby From Six Months to 1 Year
Go to Healthy Eating> Feeding Your Baby or Toddler
Go to Feeding Baby Solid Foods
Her mission “is to help children and adults be joyful and competent with eating”
An on-line course for parents and caregivers of children ages 2 to 5. Discusses meal planning, feeding preschoolers, picky eaters, and active preschoolers.
Allergy/ Asthma Information Association of Canada
Books (available at Saskatoon Public Library)
Feeding Your Baby the Healthiest Foods from Breast to Table Foods by Louise Lambert-Legace (2000)
Child of Mine by Ellyn Satter (2000)
Better Baby Foods by Daina Kalnins and Joanne Saab (2001)
Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family by Ellyn Satter (1999)
Blender Baby Food by Nicole Young (2005)
First Meals by Annabel Karmel (2004)
Note: Books written before 2004 will likely say that you should start introducing food at 4 months. Please follow current recommendations to introduce iron-rich complementary foods at 6 months.