What to feed your baby
10 - 12 months
Your baby should now be used to having 3 meals a day – breakfast, lunch and tea – in addition to their milk feeds.
Lunch and tea can include a main course and a pudding (such as fruit or unsweetened yoghurt). Try to eat together as much as possible, babies learn from watching you eat.
Remember, your baby does not need salt or sugar added to their food or cooking water. Babies shouldn't eat salt as it isn't good for their kidneys and sugar can cause tooth decay.
Chunky, lumpy and tasty
Your baby should be enjoying a wide range of tastes and textures, with bigger chunks of soft food and a wider variety of finger foods. They should be finding it easier to pick up small pieces of food and feed themselves.
Should I still give my baby breast milk or first infant formula?
Yes. Breast milk or first infant formula is still important for energy and nutrients during the first year, and should be their main drink until 12 months. You can continue breastfeeding for as long as you both want.
At this stage of weaning, your baby may be down to about 3 milk feeds a day. If you're breastfeeding, your baby will adapt their feeds according to how much food they're having. If your baby has first infant formula, they may need around 400ml per day, but just use this as a guide.
Our breastfeeding section has advice on breastfeeding when you go back to work.