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In India, malnutrition presents a significant threat to child health with almost 70% of all deaths of children below 5 years being attributable to undernutrition. If adequate nutrition is provided during the initial months, it lowers morbidity and mortality, reduces the risk of chronic disease, and fosters better development overall. At the six month mark, it is critical to start complementary feeding so that one can ensure optimal development of the child. This article provides guidance on the basics of complementary feeding. With the help of these quick tips, mothers and caregivers can understand nutrition better and safeguard the health of their child. This article can also be useful for those working at the grassroots level such as Aanganwadi workers, ANMs and ASHA to guide new mothers. Click here to read the guidance.