Baby-led weaning encourages infant self-feeding of all solid foods, rather than adult-led spoonfeeding, and is hypothesized to promote self-regulation of energy intake, a trait linked to the development of obesity in observational studies, and thereby lower obesity risk. However, concerns have been raised that baby-led weaning may increase the risks for infant undernutrition and choking, with most health care professionals reluctant to recommend it.
Hot topics in pediatric nursing: baby-led weaning
Baby-led weaning (BLW) is gaining popularity among parents. Generally, BLW is a method for introducing food other than milk in which infants feed themselves handheld foods instead of being spoon-fed