Tips on how to feed your baby from 6 to 12 months | UNICEF


From breastfeeding, to cooking nutritious food and introducing solids, find out everything you need to know to make every bite count for your baby.

Did you know up to 75% of each meal goes to build your baby’s brain? Babies need the right foods at the right time to grow and develop to their full potential. The first 1,000 days are crucial to help your baby grow healthy, strong and smart. Learn more:

Designed and produced by: Global Health Media Project (GHMP).

Conceptualized and reviewed by: UNICEF Nutrition team (France Bégin, Aashima Garg, Jessica White, Maaike Arts), Early Childhood Development and Communication for Development teams in Headquarters New York; Dr. Karen Hays (CNM); and several nutrition and WASH experts worldwide.

Support and on-site collaboration: UNICEF-Kenya; Kenya Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Dietetics Unit; Machakos County Department of Health; UNICEF-Nigeria; Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria; Ondo State Ministry of Health; Ondo State Primary Health Care Development Board; UNICEF-Nepal; Ministry of Health Nepal, District Health Office, Kavre; health workers and volunteers from Kavre; and Nepal Technical Assistance Group.

Funding support: First Foods for Young Children possible was provided by UNICEF-Kenya, UNICEF-Nigeria, UNICEF-Nepal, and UNICEF-Tanzania (along with their donors, DFID and UK-AID); UNICEF-HQ; and the US Fund. Support was also provided by GHMP’s individual and family donors.

Special thanks: to more than 60 families in Kenya, Nigeria, and Nepal who were willing to filmed with their young children.

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