Baby-led weaning, where infants self-feed family foods in place of traditional spoon-feeding of purees, is continuing to grow in popularity. Evidence is emerging which suggests that the method may promote healthier eating behaviour and weight gain in children, but the research is in its infancy.
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