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Healthy eating for children by Mandy Francis, Infinite Ideas

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The drinks you give your child can have a real effect on her health.

So what should your child be drinking at six months, a year – and beyond? The answers are all here.

The Department of Health currently recommends that babies should be fed nothing but breast milk or infant formula, up until the age of six months, after which solids and other fluids can start to be introduced into the diet.

Parents are then advised to ensure that breast or formula milk and boiled cooled water make up the majority of drinks for babies up to twelve months old. Any other drinks, such as fruit juice drinks, should be highly diluted and limited to meal times.

Water

If your baby is thirsty between milk feeds offer plain, boiled and cooled tap water ...

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