Complementary Feeding and Baby Foods

Complementary Feeding

Complementary Foods

USDA. WIC Works Resource System.

Find a selection of resources on complementary feeding and introducing solid foods to infants.


Food For Baby's First Year (PDF | 520 KB)

Ohio State University Extension.

Learn when an infant is ready for solid foods and how to begin feeding.


Guiding Principles for Complementary Feeding of the Brestfed Child

World Health Organization.

Find guiding principles that set standards for practical dietary guidelines and also discuss when, where, and how 6 to 24 month olds should be fed.


Guiding Principles for Feeding Non-Breastfed Children 6 to 24 Months of Age

World Health Organization.

Find guiding principles and examples of diets from different parts of the world that can meet energy and nutrient needs of non-breastfed children after 6 months of age.


Introducing Solid Foods to Infants

Clemson University Cooperative Extension.


Starting Solids: Nutrition Guide for Infants and Children 6 to 18 Months of Age

International Food Information Council Foundation.

Find a brochure with general guidelines for introducing infants to solid foods and tips for keeping mealtime safe.


Switching to Solid Foods

American Academy of Pediatrics.

Understand and prepare for the transition to solid foods. See also:


Working Together: Breastfeeding and Solid Foods

American Academy of Pediatrics.


Baby Foods

Choosing Baby Foods

March of Dimes Foundation.

Learn about safely selecting, preparing, and storing baby food.


Is Organic Baby Food Better for My Baby?

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.

Learn about organic baby food and why some parents prefer it.


Making Your Own Baby Food

Clemson University Cooperative Extension.


Questions and Answers about the Nutritional Content of Processed Baby Food

International Food Information Council Foundation.

Provides answers to commonly asked questions about the nutritional content of commercial baby foods.