Local guidelines support the introduction of iron-rich foods, such as fortified infant cereals, as ideal first foods. Nestlé CERELAC Rice contains single grains and is rich in iron, containing on average 50% of the RDI* per serve. CERELAC also contains probiotic, Bifidus BL and can be easily mixed with a teaspoon of your baby’s favourite vegetable or fruit puree for a tasty variation.
*Recommended dietary intake for infants up to 6 months
Mothers should continue breastfeeding during and after introduction of complementary foods. As babies grow at different paces, health professionals should advise the parents on the appropriate time when their baby should start receiving complementary foods.