Weaning is a gradual process, so be sure to go at your baby’s own pace. Some babies take to weaning quicker than others. At this stage, baby will need to get used to taking food from a spoon as well as working out what to do with it when it is in their mouth. This is not easy for baby so don’t be disappointed if they don’t accept much food. Baby will still receive most of their nutritional needs from breast milk, with a daily requirement of at least 5-6 breastfeeds or 500-600mls of formula.

Foods to Consider

The following table offers some suggestions regarding which foods to try and which to avoid.

Foods to Try

Foods To Avoid

After a few weeks of introducing solid foods, you can gradually increase the amount of solid food from one feed to two or three. Continue to our stage 2 weaning section to find out more.