Signs & Signals your baby is ready to wean
If you baby is showing you a few or most of the above signs and signals they are probably ready to start weaning.
Every baby’s growth and development timeline is slightly different. Some babies will happily wait until the 6 month stage and other babies need those extra calories and nutrients from as early as 17 weeks. It is perfectly safe to wean a baby from 17 weeks but never before. Your babies entire digestive and renal system is mature and ready for first foods at this age.
After 6 months of age milk feeds are no longer enough to meet your baby’s nutritional needs. At this age you it is also essential to add vitamin c into your baby’s diet to aid that all important iron absorption. One cup of pure orange juice/cooled boiled water mixture is recommend. 5mls of orange diluted in 50mls of water is suffice. And of course if you are breastfeeding vitamin a & d supplements should also be continued with. You will also need to include at least two iron rich meals per day. For example a fortified baby breakfast porridge plus green vegetables at lunch or dinner.
If your baby is ready to wean but you don’t know where to start we have an easy step by step weaning guide in our online courses section that makes it really simple (and enjoyable!) for parents.
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