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.
By Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 10/11/2022