Complementary feeding

Complementary feeding is the “the process starting when breast milk alone is no longer sufficient to meet the nutritional requirements of infants, and therefore other foods and liquids are needed, along with breast milk. The target age range for complementary feeding is according to the World Health Organisation from six to 24 months of age, even though breastfeeding may continue beyond two years.” (World Health Organization. 2003). National guidelines may suggest to introduce complementary food earlier.