Eating well for infants and young children
In the first 6 months of life, breast milk can provide everything a baby needs for healthy growth and development. There are many excellent organisations who offer breastfeeding support and guidance to parents and you can find out about them by following the link to Eating Well: 6 months to 1 year above.
First Steps Nutrition Trust promotes breastfeeding as the best start in life for all infants, but we also believe that clear and objective information on formula milks is essential and we provide an up-to-date summary of current formula milk composition as part of our work. The report Infant Milks in the UK can be accessed from any of the pages above.
There is no doubt that how infants and children eat in the first 5 years of life can have a profound and important impact on their current and future health, learning and behaviour. To find out more about eating well for children between 6 months and 1 year, and between 1 and 4 years follow the page links above.