So you’ve probably just mastered breastfeeding or figuring out a bit of a routine with your bottle feeding journey and now it’s time to throw another thing in the works. WEANING! I’m here on my second weaning journey with my little boy and to be honest there is always more to learn and every baby is different. I’m sure everyone from your Mum to your family, and best friends will have an opinion on when you should start weaning your baby. It can make it all a bit overwhelming.
Todays advice is to wait until 6 months before you start weaning your baby as they get all the nutrition they need from breast or formula milk until that point. Things start to change in your baby at around 6 months, their iron stores start to lessen and so that is one of the reasons why we are encouraged to start introducing them to solids at that point. There is all well explained on NHS website…
I started weaning Mia just as she turned 5 months. I felt she was ready. I went with my gut. Emil is nearly 5 months but I feel he needs more time until first solids. It’s really important to make sure your baby can hold it’s head comfortably. To start with you will only be offering a few spoons a day and so they don’t need to be able to sit for an hour but they do need to be comfortable.
So whether you are going with baby led weaning or spoon fed please share with me your weaning journey to inspire and get inspired. I’m second time mother and I’m so passionate about making healthy start for my baby by making healthy baby food. I will try my best to introduce variety of food from day one so follow us on our journey and share your experience with us as well.