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Why did Health Canada change its recommendations for baby's first food?

May 28, 2013
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"I read recently that Health Canada has changed its recommendations for baby’s first food from rice cereal to meats and meat alternatives. Why is that?"

Dr. Sheila InnisDirector, Nutrition & Metabolism Research Program at CFRI, responds in the May/June 2013 issue of Parents Canada.

For more information on infant nutrition and the new recommendations, read Health Canada's Infant Feeding Joint Working Group statement on nutrition for healthy term infants (0 to 6 months).

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