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Growing well in baby’s first year: Aboriginal parents

0-1 years

Keeping baby healthy

Take baby for regular health checks.

Breast is best.

Feed baby often (5 or 6 times a day).

Food and drink by age

0-6 months: breast only; 6-7 months: smooth food; 7-8 months: add lumps; 8-9 months: add finger food/crunchy food; 10-12 months: share the family meal.

Offer baby the right food and drink for baby’s age.

Things to remember

Make feeding babies and kids the top priority.

Clean the kitchen to help stop sickness.

Remember to look after mum too.

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