Babies can get all their energy and nutrients from breast milk or formula. That’s all they need right now.
If your baby is ready, start introducing them to new tastes and textures. This period is all about building food confidence.
Your baby will be able to eat a portion of soft or mashed food three times a day. Baby-led weaning with finger foods is also fine (we recommend the NHS guidelines). They’ll also need breast milk or formula.
Your baby can have meals chopped into bigger, soft lumps. They’ll also be able to put small pieces of food into their mouth themselves.
Babies should be eating a wide range of foods at meals, and use a cup for any drinks except breast milk. By now, they’ll get most of their nutrients from solid foods. Breastmilk still provides energy and protection from infection.
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