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Baby-led weaning: transitioning to solid foods at the baby's own pace.
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PMID:  21739856     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Baby-led weaning is an approach to the introduction of solid foods that is being followed by increasing numbers of parents, but what is it, and should health visitors be encouraging it? This paper aims to refresh practitioners' background knowledge of complementary feeding and to outline the key features of baby-led weaning, as well as to explore the evidence that supports this approach as a logical adjunct to the move to six months for the introduction of solid foods. The more common concerns of parents and professionals, such as choking and iron intake, are addressed. Tips for implementing baby-led weaning are included and some of the potential benefits identified.
Gill Rapley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association     Volume:  84     ISSN:  1462-2815     ISO Abbreviation:  Community Pract     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9809060     Medline TA:  Community Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  20-3     Citation Subset:  N    
Canterbury Christ Church University.
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