So when did you start to wean your children ie stop giving them breastmilk (if you were breastfeeding) exclusively? The recommended 6 months? Or earlier?
These days if you suggest weaning before 6 months the health visitor will look at you in total horror as if you have completely lost your head.
As a first time mum things can get a bit confusing. On the one hand, I had my mother pushing me to allow my daughter to try some food before she was 6 months with the attitude you had solids at 4 months and it never did you any harm. Then on the other hand, I hand the health visitors and most books saying to give solids before 6 months was a big fat NO!
So who do you listen to? Your mother who has experience of 4 children? Or the health professionals who have supposedly conducted years of research?
I listened to my child. She started taking an interest in food at 5 months. I held off for a further 2 weeks and introduced solids to her at 5 and a half months.
Now the health professionals are saying weaning before 6 months may be better. What next? Weaning before 4 months is better? I’ve stopped taking much notice of these so called health professionals. I trust my child and my instincts.
You can read more about the suggestion to wean earlier here