What is Baby Led Weaning?

Baby led weaning is a method of adding complementary foods to a baby's diet of breastmilk or formula. It facilitates the development of age appropriate oral motor control while maintaining eating as a positive, interactive experience. Baby led weaning allows babies to control their solid food consumption by "self-feeding" from the very beginning of their experiences with food. The term weaning should not be taken to imply giving up formula or breastmilk, but simply the introduction of foods other than formula or breastmilk.