Children need balanced and adequate diet to meet their needs in various ages and phases. Their diet needs to meet their requirements of energy, protein, all the mineral and vitamins including essential fatty acids.
WHO and UNICEF recommend:
Early initiation of breastfeeding within 1 hour of birth.
Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life.
Introduction of nutritionally-adequate and safe complementary (solid) foods at 6 months together with continued breastfeeding up to 2 years of age or beyond.