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When can I introduce dairy to my child’s diet?

By Kathy Fray 1 min read

Q: When can I introduce dairy to my child’s diet?

Dairy can be introduced even within an hour of birth (such as through formula). Things such as yoghurt and cheese can be brought in practically any time after six to eight months. But certainly, the main foods should be veggies and fruit from six months of age, then adding in protein from eight months of age

Here's what you should know about introducing solids to your baby.


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Any advice given is general in nature and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice and must not be relied upon as such. For any healthcare advice, always consult a healthcare practitioner.

Kathy Fray is on the Mums At The Table’s panel of experts. She is a senior midwife who's been a bestselling birth-babies-motherhood author since 2005. She's also the founding director of the Integrative Maternity Healthcare global summits. kathyfray.com.


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