Is baby-led weaning feasible? When do babies first reach out for and eat finger foods?

@article{Wright2011IsBW,
  title={Is baby-led weaning feasible? When do babies first reach out for and eat finger foods?},
  author={Charlotte M. Wright and Kirsty Cameron and Maria Tsiaka and Kathryn N. Parkinson},
  journal={Maternal & child nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={
          27-33
        }
}
The baby-led weaning philosophy proposes that when solids are introduced, infants should be encouraged to self-feed with solid food, as opposed to spoon-feeding purees. We used data from the Gateshead Millennium Study (GMS) to define the range of ages at which infants reach out for and eat finger foods and related this to developmental status. GMS recruited infants shortly after birth and followed them prospectively using postal questionnaires. Of the 923 eligible children, 602 had data on when… CONTINUE READING
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