Recommendation for children from 12 months to two years
The table below (Table 11.3) sets out the appropriate types of foods for children from 12 months to two years. As you can see, the mother should continue breastfeeding if the child wants this, but additional foods should continue to be added to the child's diet.
Table 11.3 Recommendations for feeding children aged 12 months up to two years.
|12 months up to two years|
During this period the mother should continue to breastfeed as often as the child wants and also give nutritious complementary foods. The variety and quantity of food should be increased. Family foods should become an important part of the child's diet. They should be appropriately prepared, so that they are easy for the child to eat.
Give nutritious complementary foods or family foods five times a day.
Adequate servings and active feeding (encouraging the child to eat) continue to be important.