Weaning your baby | breastfedbabies

Feeding a baby solidsThe current infant feeding recommendations are that introduction of solid foods should be delayed until infants are around six months old.

There are major advantages to delaying solids until six months of age. These include:

  • fewer stomach and chest infections
  • digestive system and kidneys are more mature
  • less risk of allergies like asthma and eczema

Weaning is also easier at six months. At this stage, your baby is more able to sit up and the reflex which makes smaller babies push food back out of their mouths is gone. You will be able to progress much more quickly from smooth to lumpier textures and finger foods.