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What is weaning?

Introducing your baby to solid foods, also referred to as weaning or complementary feeding, starts when your baby is around 6 months old.

Your baby should be introduced to a varied diet, alongside their usual breast milk or first infant formula.

It can be confusing knowing when and how to start introducing solid foods. We're here to guide you through the weaning journey and explain what it all means.

We've got expert NHS advice, helpful videos, tips from other parents, and lots of simple, healthy weaning recipe and meal ideas.

Video: How to introduce solid foods

Find out in this video how you can start introducing your baby to solid foods.

Recipes and meal ideas

Introduce your baby to simple, natural foods first. Have a look at Start for Life's recipes and meal ideas for inspiration.

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