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You can start with finger foods such as: Cheerios Baby snack puffs Small pieces of bread Cut-up chicken, meat, and fish Pieces of cooked eggs Diced cooked vegetables Small pieces of soft fruits Diced up soft cheese Cut-up cooked pasta Teething biscuits Infant cookies and. Some of the best foods to begin baby-led weaning include steamed or boiled vegetables, avocados, soft fruits like very ripe pears and bananas, eggs and soft cheeses. Weaning is the process by which babies who were fully reliant on milk are introduced to solid foods. It starts with the first mouthful of food and ends with the last feed of breastmilk or formula. baby cereal with mashed prunes, peaches or pears.

Breastfed babies need iron around 4 months and most baby cereals are iron-fortified, so we give her oatmeal cereal. We initially tried rice cereal, but there are mixed opinions on it due to traces of arsenic. mashed (or in the feeder tool) banana and avocado (didn’t like at first but now loves). When first starting baby led weaning, begin with steamed and sliced food so the infant can easily chew and swallow the items. Give soft fruits and vegetables initially. Then introduce lightly cooked harder foods that can be easily chewed with bare gums.

Soft foods should be soft enough to be mash with the tongueor your finger. Baby-led weaning can start at age 6 months or older. This is the age at which most babies can sit up by themselves and grab onto objects and bring them to their mouths. Their digestive systems have also developed enough that they can handle solid food.

Here’s what to expect when you start baby-led weaning. Around 6 months of age, most babies are able to feed themselves soft finger foods—even if they have no teeth. By offering finger food first, you enable your baby to set the pace, to practice critical skills, and to discover the joy of eating. Baby-led weaning (BLW) is a method of starting your baby on solid foods by letting her feed herself. Instead of feeding her soft or pureed food, you give your baby safe foods to pick up and eat on her own, at her own pace.

BLW is thought to encourage healthy eating habits and fine motor skills. And it’s easier for parents and more fun for babies. Whether you start with purees or baby led weaning, starting with flavorful and nutrient-dense foods is a simple way to think about introducing foods to a baby. I love simple foods like roasted sweet potato, avocado, banana, and applesauce as first foods for a baby.

What age should baby start eating foods?The only case where Rapley recommends reverting back to 100% milk or formula diet before starting Baby Led Weaning is when a baby is younger than 6 months and has been started on purees already. But there is no reference or mention in the book that this step is required for choking prevention.

List of related literature:

Although some babies take quickly to baby-led weaning and never have a single spoonful of puree, others aren’t ready to eat finger foods at 6 months and remain dependent on breastmilk or formula.

“Baby to Toddler Month by Month” by Simone Cave, Caroline Fertleman
from Baby to Toddler Month by Month
by Simone Cave, Caroline Fertleman
Hay House, 2011

Normal weaning practices are followed: solids are introduced at one meal then two and three times per day and the infant progresses from smooth purees to lumpier foods and finger foods during the first year.

“Clinical Paediatric Dietetics” by Vanessa Shaw, Margaret Lawson
from Clinical Paediatric Dietetics
by Vanessa Shaw, Margaret Lawson
Wiley, 2013

First weaning foods are: • Puréed fruits and vegetables with no added salt or sugar, e.g. banana and cooked apple, yam, carrot and potato • Non­wheat gluten­free cereals, e.g. maize, rice and sago, mixed with breast or formula milk.

“Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book: Fundamentals of Holistic Care” by Chris Brooker, Anne Waugh
from Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book: Fundamentals of Holistic Care
by Chris Brooker, Anne Waugh
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

A physician’s responsibility in weaning is to advise the mother concerning the initiation of the appropriate solid foods, which probably should begin at 6 months of age and usually not before.

“Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession” by Ruth A. Lawrence, MD, Robert M. Lawrence, MD
from Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession
by Ruth A. Lawrence, MD, Robert M. Lawrence, MD
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

The nurse should explain the problems involved with early introduction of solid foods and encourage parents to wait until the infant is physiologically ready, at 6 months of age.

“Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing E-Book” by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
from Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing E-Book
by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

The ordinary weaning process begins with the introduction of solid foods at around four to six months and is completed gradually over the next six to eighteen months, depending on the baby and the mother.

“Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care: 9th Edition” by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
from Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 9th Edition
by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
Pocket Books, 2011

Weaning Weaning on to solid foods is again a matter of individuality.

“Black's Medical Dictionary” by Bloomsbury Publishing
from Black’s Medical Dictionary
by Bloomsbury Publishing
Bloomsbury Publishing, 2005

Because a younger baby’s digestive system is not yet mature enough to handle solid foods well, babies who start solids before six months are at higher risk for the following:

“Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers” by Nancy Mohrbacher, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Jack Newman
from Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers
by Nancy Mohrbacher, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Jack Newman
New Harbinger Publications, 2010

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that solids be introduced between 4 to 6 months ofage, with solely breast-fed infants starting solid foods closerto 6 months.

“Griffith's Instructions for Patients E-Book: Expert Consult” by Stephen W. Moore
from Griffith’s Instructions for Patients E-Book: Expert Consult
by Stephen W. Moore
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Infants should be breastfed for the first 6 months and preferably for 1 year, be introduced to some solid foods after about 4 to 6 months, and receive iron-fortified cereal for at least 18 months (see Chapter 31).

“Maternal Child Nursing Care” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, David Wilson
from Maternal Child Nursing Care
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier, 2013

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  • Thanks for making this lovely video. I’m 2.5 weeks in on blw. I already started see a lot of progress. I can’t wait to see my boy make more progress like your son!

  • I used baby led weaning with all 3 of my kids and they are the best eaters now! I always recommend it to new moms. People are always shocked when I tell them we didn’t do any of the rice cereal or anything, just real food!

  • Thank you so much for posting this!! I just started blw for my 6 month old and the lack of information out there made it difficult! I can see it’s a progress and it’s okay shes not eating all the food. (It barely gets to her mouth, still learning)

  • Great video as always! Loved your pregnancy video about nutrition. Thats why I came back to this one. You do an awesome job with your research. ♥️♥️♥️��

  • Hi! What about iron intake?
    I know breastfed babies only have enough iron to last until 6 months, so do we give a supplement as baby wont be getting very much in at all.

    Thanks

  • I found this video very useful. I’ll be weaning my little one in a couple of weeks and this video has helped me feel ready and confident. Thank you.

  • Here’s another tip
    If you’re ever eating something and he really acts like he wants a bite, but you don’t want to share, just say it’s spicy and he’ll run away hahaha! Jk Erin you’re doing a great job. Mines almost 3 now and honestly the rule that matters the most is letting them do things their own way. Sometimes it’s challenging but you can always make them think they are doing it all by themself, and teaching them how to ask nicely for helpas well as always being there to help, will be great to keep on your mind. These babies just grow up so fast. Babies love smoothies. ������

  • While he is taking finger food, do you still spoon feed him purée aside? Since the food is all on floor and messy around the table than inside baby’s mouth?

  • Thank you so much for making this video im on my first vegan pregnancy and i really needed this information please keep making stuff like this! You guys are so amazing and have helped me so much never stop the great work that you are doing!

  • My baby’s pediatrician is anti baby led weaning. I was only asking her about what she thinks about baby led weaning and she imediatelg got a bit angry with me telling me “do you think a 6month old baby can chew?” No we already talked about weaning stick to that! �� i still tried to give my baby a steamed carrots and she loves it!!! And contrary to what she said ny baby can chew! She never gagged not even once! Im thinking of changing her dr very soon!

  • Sophie, I’d love to know your thoughts on how and at what age to serve the following foods to a baby in blw:

    Tomatoes inc cherry tomatoes
    Citrus fruit inc satsumas
    Grapes
    Green leafy veg such as spinach, kale, lettuce, cabbage.

    Thanks for great videos I’m already more confident with Blw because of this video.

  • I’m indian and broccoli and avocados are very expensive here but my baby wont eat any of those expensive food and will only eat potatoes. She even hates bananas or apples. She literally throws all of her food and she is almost 1.5 years old. I’m so sick of her not eating and it’s so depressing.

  • “POI” IS THE PERFECT BABY FOOD. Hawaiian dish made from the fermented root of the taro which has been baked and pounded to a paste.

  • My baby recently turned one & I really wish i had known about this led weaning. I’m having an awful time getting her to eat solids. Thanks so much for this video! Love your content ❤️

  • I would make sure the peel on the cucumber is tender enough, but I’d still probably peel most of it and see how good they can chew. But I don’t mean to be critical at all. I’m glad to see you introduce solid foods a bit later and are a nursing advocate. And I only weaned at the “magic age” of one with my first child (it was the early 80’s, so nursing past one was looked down on a lot…). The longest I had a child nurse was 18 months with this method (self weaning). The shortest was 9 months with #6…he was just done. I was more broken up about that one:D. But think raising children to be adventurous eaters and to recognize hunger and their appetites is a great goal.

  • Love the video, liked seeing the progression. Did you experience lots of spit up after breast milk, either from nursing or bottle, then also lots of spit up continuing after purées and or food? Baby is 7 m and the spit up is never ending. Happy spit up tho. She also just got 4 teeth up top in about 2 week time frame and already has 2 teeth on bottom. She loves food it’s just the spit up that follows basically thru nap time and until next time she is hungry. ��‍♀️

  • He’s adorable! My daughter is 8 months old and can’t eat nearly that much food. I never thought of doing the eggs in a strip ����‍♀️ that would make clean up so mulch easier. I need to let her try more stuff. I’m always so nervous. ��