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2 1 2 The meaning of When is it best to start? There comes a time when a baby needs more nourishment than breast or infant alone can provide. Government guidelines strongly encourage mothers to breast-feed their baby exclusively (i.e. offer only breast milk) for the first six months of life. Weaning is the process of introducing a baby to foods other than milk. There is more to learning to eat than meets the eye so it is best to wean a baby gradually. What and when you introduce different foods is important and this booklet guides you through the stages of weaning. Every baby is an individual and babies develop at different rates. Most babies should be weaned around six months and not before four months (seventeen weeks). If you do give your baby solids before six months, there are some foods that should be avoided because they are sometimes linked to allergy (see page 8). Speak to your health visitor if you have concerns about this. It is important not to rush your baby into taking solids and to let them guide you. Not too soon Don t be tempted to start weaning your baby too soon because their body will not be ready to cope with food other than breast or infant. As a guide, if a baby s head and back support still seems to be weak and they are unable to remain seated when partially supported, they are not ready to be weaned. Not too late Delaying weaning beyond six months may mean that your baby misses out on important nutrients such as vitamins and iron. Mums who breastfeed need to make sure they have a very nourishing diet - see Bump 2 Baby for more information.

3 3 4 weaning! How to start What next? Start slowly before or during a milk feed, offer a few small plastic teaspoons of: NOTE: Babies weaned at six months may take considerably more than one teaspoon right from the beginning. cereal (not wheat-based before 6 months) mixed with breast milk or infant e.g. maize, baby rice or puréed cooked rice or cooked vegetable, puréed or mashed e.g. potato, yam or parsnip or fruit, puréed or mashed e.g. banana, mango or cooked apple. Babies weaned at six months may be ready for mashed foods. Introduce one food at a time. Make sure your baby is well supported in a sitting position and start feeding slowly. Never leave your baby alone when eating. Gradually make the food a thicker consistency. Mash rather than purée vegetables and combine potato, yam or parsnip with other vegetables. Slowly increase the amount of solid food offered try to match the portion size to your baby s appetite. Gradually increase the number of solid food feeds from one, to two and then to three a day. Whole milk baby yogurt and fromage frais can be introduced. Go for variety if they are not interested in the food, don t panic, try again with different foods. Weaning takes patience. Once your baby has accepted and is eating the first simple foods, mashed food that combines both cooked meat or pulses (peas, beans or lentils e.g. dahl) and vegetables should be offered. Continue to give your baby breast milk or infant. Always offer food on a spoon never add it to a bottle.

4 purées 5 6 Perfect Cooked fruit and Soft food Marvellous Prepare soft food (e.g. banana, mango, melon and avocado) by mashing it with a fork. If making a purée and there are still lumps, push the food through a sieve with a spoon. Alternatively, use a hand-held blender. Mashes Cooked vegetable Don t add sugar or salt to baby food. To make a purée thinner, add breast or infant. Vegetable such as carrots, potatoes, parsnips and broccoli need to be cooked before being mashed or puréed. Peel off any skin, and then rinse and chop the vegetables into small pieces. Steam or boil in a pan until soft (about 10 to15 minutes). Mash with a fork or potato masher. If a purée is desired and there are still lumps, push the food through a sieve. Hard fruits such as apples need cooking before being mashed and puréed. Peel, core, rinse and chop the fruit into small pieces. Place in a saucepan with two tablespoons of water and cover with a lid. Cook over a low heat until the fruit is soft (about 5 to 10 minutes). Mash or push the cooked fruit through a sieve.

5 nosh! Safe 7 8 Top tips for keeping baby food safe Keep all utensils and surfaces really clean. Wash your hands and your baby s hands before meals. Always feed your baby with a separate spoon and plate. Throw away half-eaten food. When heating up food, always stir it well. Check the temperature before offering food to a baby. Handy hint Make batches of purée and freeze in ice-cube trays. Once frozen, empty cubes into a freezer bag. Defrost cubes as required in the fridge overnight or using defrost settings on the microwave. Reheat food thoroughly until hot all the way through. But remember to let food cool down before offering it to your baby. From six months Foods linked to allergy From six months onward, foods that can cause allergies such as eggs, wheat, peanuts*, nuts*, seeds, fish, shellfish, milk** and dairy foods (such as yogurt and cheese) and foods containing these ingredients can be introduced one at a time. If your child is at high risk of peanut allergy (has already been diagnosed with a food allergy or eczema or there is family history of allergy such as eczema, hayfever, food allergy or other types of allergy) you should speak to your healthcare professional before you give peanuts or foods containing peanuts for the first time. Soya products should only be used if advised by your healthcare professional, as babies who are allergic to cows milk may also be allergic to soya. Goats milk products, even if ted for babies, are not suitable for babies. Foods to take care with Foods with skin and large chunks of hard foods such as raw carrots, apples, sausages, and fish with bones can cause choking. Lightly cook hard fruits and vegetables, cut all food into small pieces, and remove all skin and bones before feeding any food to your baby. Also take care with small round foods like grapes or cherry tomatoes, removing any stones or pips. Foods to avoid in the early stages of weaning *Nuts: Whole nuts should not be given to children under 5 years due to risk of choking. Salt: Do not add salt to your baby s food or use stock cubes or gravy, as these are often high in salt. Too much salt is not good for your baby. Always check food labels. Sugar: Your baby does not need added sugar. Avoiding sugary snacks and drinks will help prevent tooth decay. Honey: Do not introduce before 1 year. **Cows milk: This can be used in cooking but do not give as a drink until 1 year. Low fat foods: Do not introduce before 2 years fat is an important source of energy and some vitamins for babies and young children. Eggs: Avoid raw eggs and always make sure the whites and yolks are cooked until firm. Consult your health visitor if there is a family history of allergy such as eczema, hayfever or asthma.

6 9 Menu planner for weaning stage one Start with: Then move on to: Finally increase to: 10 Number of meals a day One Two Three Let your baby decide when he or she has had enough babies appetites vary from day to day. Never leave your baby alone with a bottle or give a bottle to help with sleep as it could cause choking as well as damaging teeth. Your baby still needs breast milk or infant each day. It may take your baby time to learn how to eat different foods, so be patient and keep trying Breakfast Midday Early evening Late evening *Mashed food with soft lumps should be introduced from around six months Important Baby rice mixed with breast or infant Baby rice mixed with breast or infant Fruit or vegetable purée or mash* and breast or infant Baby rice mixed with breast or infant Purée or mash* of meat or pulses and vegetables Fruit purée or mash* and breast or infant For babies weaned at five months (e.g. premature babies): start by giving purées and introduce foods gradually, increasing the number of meals as and when your baby is ready. See page 8 for foods to avoid during this time. For babies weaned at six months: a baby s tummy is better developed by this age so new foods and textures can be introduced more quickly and, because they are that bit older, they will naturally progress through the weaning stages much quicker than a younger baby. Many babies are holding things at 6 months and will be ready for soft finger foods. It is really important to encourage your baby to eat a wide variety of foods from all food groups (see page 12) early on to ensure they don t miss out on any essential nutrients. Some babies may require vitamin supplements - contact your GP or health visitor for advice.

7 11 12 Weaning stage two Avoid: Whole or broken nuts and seeds (until five years) Honey (until one year). It s now time to gradually move from purées or mashes to minced food. Offer your baby several small meals each day. Slowly introduce a wider range of foods and some water. From six - nine months Introduce: Wheat products and foods that contain gluten (e.g. bread, pasta, breakfast cereal and other foods made from wheat, oats, rye or barley) Citrus fruit (e.g. oranges, grapefruit and satsumas) Well-cooked eggs with solid yolks Cubes of cheese as finger food Meat, chicken, fish and shellfish (well-cooked, with no bones). Each day, try to give your baby: Starchy foods (e.g. potato, pasta, bread and rice) Fruit and vegetables Meat, fish, pulses (peas, beans or lentils e.g. dahl) or wellcooked egg (with a solid yolk). Milk (not as a main drink) and dairy Finger foods Once your baby can hold things, offer soft finger foods : toast cooked green beans cooked carrots cubes of cheese peeled ripe banana peeled ripe pear. Note: Hard finger foods such as raw carrot or unripened pear are unsuitable. Make sure your baby is in a sitting position when eating. Always stay near your baby in case of choking.

8 13 Menu planner Milky matters 14 for weaning stage two Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Breakfast Midday Early evening Late evening *mixed with either breast, whole cows milk or infant Baby rice or porridge* Small cup of orange juice (diluted) Spaghetti bolognese (mashed) Plain fromage frais with stewed apple Fish, broccoli and mashed potato Cooked carrot (finger food) Wheat-based cereal* Small cup of orange juice (diluted) Minced lamb and vegetable casserole with mashed potato Soft, ripe peeled pear or peach (finger food) Scrambled egg with toast, chapatti or pitta bread Babies need to learn how to drink rather than suck - give your baby a free-flow lidded beaker rather than a bottle. Mashed banana and toast fingers Small cup of orange juice (diluted) Lentil and vegetable bake Semolina with strawberries Macaroni cheese Your baby should still consume some breast or infant during the day. Start meals with solid food and finish with a drink of breast or infant. As your baby starts to eat more solid food, he or she will want less breast or infant. Keep giving breast or infant on waking and at bedtime. Soy-based infant should only be given if specifically recommended by your GP, or dietitian. Milk-based puddings like yogurt or rice pudding are good milky options. Only breast or infant should be given as a main drink to the under ones. Follow-on must not be given before six months. It s not essential after six months for most babies either. If your baby is six months or older, is breastfed and/or drinking less than 500mls of milk each day give them vitamin drops containing vitamins A, C and D. Your GP or health visitor can advise you on amounts. Vitamin drops are available under the Healthy Start scheme Although you should not give your baby cows milk to drink, you can use it in cooking.

9 15 16 Weaning Stage three (nine - twelve months) Feeding Stage four (a one-year-old) Now it s time for chopped or minced family meals. Your baby will be eating 3 meals a day and may need snacks. Introduce snacks e.g. cubes of cheese or plain yogurt with added fruit. Most children are ready to join in with family meals by their first birthday. Try and make their diet as varied as possible. Whole milk can now be introduced as a main drink. Milk should be given in a cup. Continue giving your baby breast milk or infant each day from a free-flow lidded beaker. Each day, try to give your baby: 3 or 4 servings of starchy foods (e.g. potato, pasta, bread and rice) 3 or 4 servings of fruit and vegetables at least 2 servings of meat, fish (well-cooked, with no bones) or well-cooked egg, or at least 2 servings of pulses (peas, beans or lentils e.g. dahl). Each day, try and give your child: Starchy foods (e.g. potato, pasta, bread and rice) at each meal 5 servings of fruit and vegetables (a child s portion is the amount they can fit in the palm of their hand) 1 or 2 servings of meat, fish or egg, or 2 or 3 servings of pulses (peas, beans or lentils e.g. dahl) About 3 servings of milk a day, either as a drink or in the form of milk-based dishes, hard cheese or yogurt. For a FREE copy of Tiny Tums! - A guide to healthy eating for the one to fives contact The Dairy Council at

10 17 18 Your questions answered Should I give my baby fruit drinks, squash or fruit juice? Beware, these drinks contain sugars which cause tooth decay. Baby drinks and squash are not needed. Fruit juice can be given after six months, but to prevent damage to the teeth dilute it well, restrict it to meal times and only give it in a free-flow lidded beaker, never a bottle. The best drinks to give between meals are breast or infant, or water*. * Water for babies under six months should be boiled and then cooled. When should I switch my baby from a bottle to a cup? Introduce a free-flow lidded beaker when your baby is six months old. Try and finish with the bottle by his or her first birthday. Should I give my baby ready-made baby food? Jars of ready-made baby food are convenient, but home-made baby food is usually cheaper. If you do buy ready-made food, look at the ingredients label to check that it does not contain sugar or salt (or egg or gluten if your baby is less than six months old). Don t serve warmed baby food straight from the jar. How can I make sure my baby gets enough iron? Babies are born with a store of iron that will last about six months. After that they need to get iron from their food. Give your baby some of the following: beef, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey, eggs, pulses (peas, beans or lentils e.g. dahl) and oily fish such as mackerel and salmon. Giving your baby foods containing vitamin C (such as well diluted fruit juice, or green vegetables) along with the foods above will help them make best use of the iron. Can I give my baby low-fat foods? No, save low-fat foods for later in life. Babies need fat to help them grow and develop. For example, choose yogurts made from whole milk. Is it OK to give my baby goats or sheep s milk? No, only breast or milk should be given until your baby is one-year-old.

11 References NHS Start 4 Life. Introducing solid foods The Department of Health. Birth to Five NHS Choices. Birth to Five The British Dietetic Association. Paediatric Group Position Statement: Weaning infants onto solid foods. The Department of Health. Delivering Better Oral Health. An evidence-based toolkit for prevention NHS Choices. 5 A DAY portion sizes Healthy Start Scheme. Healthy Start vitamins Last reviewed: 06/10/2011 Next review due: 06/10/2012 Tel For free copies of The Dairy Council s publications visit The Dairy Council 2011 DCBANE

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