The HiPP step-by-step nutrition system

For introducing complementary food

According to the latest scientific findings, nutritional experts recommend the same principles for children who are at risk of developing allergies as for those who are not!(1)

  • Do not introduce complementary food before 17 weeks and no later than 26 weeks.(1)
  • As there is no convincing scientific evidence to prove that avoiding or delaying the introduction of potentially allergenic foods (e.g. fish, eggs) reduces allergies, it can no longer be recommended.(2)
  • Early exposure of an infant´s immune system to foreign allergens boosts the development of the child´s tolerance and might even prevent allergies.(3)
  • Introduce complementary food slowly – introducing one new ingredient at a time allows parents to detect reactions to specific foods.(1)

The HiPP step-by-step nutrition concept is especially suited for introducing complementary food at lunchtime.

Important information: Breastfeeding is best for a baby. Infant formula should only be used upon the advice of paediatricians or other independent experts.

(1) Fewtrell M et al. Complementary Feeding: A Postion Paper by the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) Committee on Nutrition. JPGN 2017;64: 119–132
(2) Koletzko B et al. Nutrition and physical activity of infants and breastfeeding women. [German] Monatsschr Kinderheilkd 2016; (Suppl 5): 164:433-457
(3) FKE Research Institute of Child Nutrition, Dortmund. Recommendations for Infants‘ Nutrition 2013