Health Canada recommends waiting until babies are 6 months old before starting foods other than breast milk or infant formula. By 6 months, babies need additional nutrients and they are ready to try new textures.
If you are breastfeeding, continue to do so. Breast milk is the main source of nutrition even as your baby begins to eat solid foods. If your baby is on infant formula, continue to offer it while your baby is learning to eat other foods.
Your baby should shift to eating nutritious family meals by 12 months. In addition to these solid foods, you can continue breastfeeding until your child is 2 years or older. If your baby is using formula, continue until 12 months.
Find out with the Growing Up Healthy: You and Your 6-12 month old pamphlet how your baby learns to eat, when to try different food textures, and what foods provide the nutrition needed.