Table 3: Core messages and timing of delivery to provide anticipatory guidance.

Core messagesThird trimesterBirth2 mo4 mo6 mo8 mo10 mo12 mo14 mo16 mo18 mo20 mo22 mo

Provide breastmilk

Utilize responsive feeding practices

Provide nutritious complementary foods and beverages at the appropriate developmental stage

Exclude sugar sweetened beverages for infants and limit for toddlers

Foster healthy eating behaviors through shared family meals and mealtime routines

Limit TV and screen viewing time

Provide opportunities for physical activity

Ensure that the infant and toddler have adequate sleep