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Parent-and-baby tips — Weaning

How to get started with ‘first foods’ and tastes

Baby Nutritionist Parenting Weaning

Your baby’s first step in to the world of 'solid' foods is an incredible milestone, but one that brings many questions as a new parent.  Here are ten top tips to equip you with foods and techniques to try, and what to expect: First foods introduced should have a bland taste and a thin smooth consistency, just slightly thicker than milk. Babies can find trying to eat solids frustrating if they are hungry so until they get the hang of it offer solids part way through a milk feed. Start by offering small amounts, about 1-2 teaspoons, and then gradually...

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Advice for parents new to weaning

Nutritionist Parenting Weaning

Expert Q&A with Fiona Hunter, Nutritionist Q: What’s the most important thing every new mom should know about weaning? A: All babies are different and develop at different rates. Your baby will progress with weaning at his or her own pace so don’t worry about what other babies of the same age as yours are eating. Be guided by your own little star. Q: What foods should you first introduce during weaning? A: The first food you introduce should have a smooth, soft texture. Pureed or well-mashed vegetables, fruit or cereals like rice or baby porridge mixed with expressed breast...

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