Continue with a variety of foods

After your baby has been eating one or more iron-rich foods for several days, it’s time to add a growing variety of foods into her diet.

You can introduce new foods in whatever order you please. Remember, however, that your baby should not drink cow’s milk before the age of 9 months. You don’t need to introduce all of the foods from the same food group before starting on the next group. For ideas on foods to give your baby, see Food ideas for your baby.

Ideally, your baby will be eating foods from all the food groups within a few weeks.

Toward the age of 1 year, your child will be eating a wide variety of foods.

In the upcoming pages, you’ll find practical information about the four food groups: