Breastfeeding is the best for babies and a healthy diet / maternal nutrition is important when breastfeeding. A decision not to breastfeed can be difficult to reverse. Infant formula is suitable from birth when babies are not breastfed. It is recommended that all formula milks be used on the advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian, pharmacist, or other professional responsible for maternal and child care and the financial implications should be considered. All preparation and feeding instructions should be followed carefully as inappropriate preparation could lead to health hazards.

Carrot, Pumpkin and Lentil Mash

Gluten-free    No-added-salt    Vegetarian    No-added-egg



  • ¼ cup red lentils
  • 1 cup peeled, diced carrot
  • 1 cup peeled, diced pumpkin (seeds removed)
  • 1 ¼ to 1 ½ cups water
  • Optional: A little follow-on formula powder* or milk


Stove or oven method:

Rinse lentils well to remove any husks.

Cook with rest of vegetables in a pot. Begin with 1 ¼ cups of water and adding extra if needed.

Cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until carrot is soft. Drain as necessary, reserving liquid.

Mash well with potato masher. Or blend into a purée, adding liquid as needed.

Cool to suit baby.



This healthy vegetable mash can be boosted with follow-on formula.​​

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