Weaning my baby

Weaning my baby

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NDR-UK Ref No: 9408
Publication Format: A5 leaflet
Classification: PiL  
Pack size: 10
Publication date: 01/15
Next Review: 01/18

A comprehensive guide to successfully weaning babies from milk on to solid foods. Includes guides for preparing foods, recipes and information on vitamins and fluids.

Classification: PiL (Patient Information Leaflet)

Enforcement of healthy eating messages for self-management - advice is easily understood requiring no additional explanation.

To support

  • Weaning, including through milk intolerance
  • Healthy eating for children aged 1 - 12
  • Weight gain for children who may struggle to eat enough
  • Establishing eating patterns for children with eating difficulties


  • Know when to introduce solids including vegetarian options
  • Be aware of drinks to give
  • Have awareness of common problems such as allergies. food refusal, constipation
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  •  Department of Health, Introducing Solid Foods, Brochure 750K Feb 2011
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  •  Dietary Habits of partly breast-fed and completely weaned infants at 9 months of age.Public Health Nutrition April 2012
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  • Marijn van Dijk, Sabine Hunnius, Paul van Geert. Variability in eating behaviour throughout the weaning period. Appetite, 2009
  • Schwartz C, Chabanet C, Lange C, Issanchou S, Nicklaus S. The role of taste in food acceptance at the beginning of complementary feeding. Physiol Behav. 2011;104(4):646-652.
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  • Classification: DT
  • NDR-UK ref: 9003

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