Some general recommendations to start with baby-led weaning (BLW) are:
- Be patient, it is normal for the baby to take it as a game at the beginning.
- Do not forget that BLW is a complementary feeding method, so breastfeeding will be their main source of nutrients until at least 12 months of age.
- Never leave the baby alone while eating.
- Promote their autonomy.
In addition, do not forget the pediatric check ups with the baby, whether you choose BLW or introducing solids with mashed foods.
Read the full article on: Baby led weaning – what is it, when to start and how to do it ( 58).
By Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 10/11/2022