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Infant Feeding

Your baby’s first solid foods

Complementary feeding or “weaning” means introducing your baby to their first solid foods – you can start doing this when your baby is about six months old.

It’s a big step in their development and it should be fun for you all to explore new flavours and textures together.

How much your baby eats is less important to begin with than getting them used to the idea of eating. They will still be getting most of their nutrients from breast milk or first infant formula.

Begin by offering food at a time that suits you both. You’ll be able to gradually increase the amount and variety of food your baby eats until they can eat small portions of the same food as the rest of the family.

There are lots of information out there so to make it a little easier watch the short video below which gives you the ten top tips for introducing solid foods to your child.

More information can be found on NHS Choices.