Breastmilk is the best for babies. The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. After six months of age, infants should receive age-appropriate foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Consult your doctor before deciding to use infant formula or if you have difficulty breastfeeding.​

Your baby in the 8th month

Your baby is learning

Most babies are teething now. The food should not be pureed as finely as it used to be to let them try using the teeth, . Complementary feeding with small pieces of food – whether self-cooked and mashed with a fork stimulates your baby to chew. But the mouth and throat of the child is still very sensitive, you may need to wait for a little longer before you feed the next mouthful for your child.

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Nibbling supports the development of the jaw and jaw muscles but bear in mind, that the oral motor skills of your baby will not be fully developed in the first year of life. Avoid feeding hard and raw vegetables such as carrots or apple pieces as it is dangerous and may cause choking.

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