Avoid giving your baby drinks with no nutritional value such as tea, coffee, soda or other sugary or coloured drinks. Give fresh juices with no added sugar or in moderation.
Between the ages 6 months to 2 years a child needs to continue breastfeeding or have 2 cups of milk each day as part of their diet.
Babies 6 months and older should be given treated water each day to keep them hydrated
During illness, give the baby small, frequent amounts of fluids, including breast milk or other milk. Encourage the baby to eat a variety if his or her favourite soft foods. After illness, feed the baby more food and more often than usual to regain his or her health.
Weight gain is a sign of good health and nutrition. Continue to take your child to the health clinic for regular check-ups, immunizations and to monitor their growth and development.