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TFP #265 – “Does baby know best?”: Benefits and harms of baby-led weaning for transitioning to solid foods

Clinical Question: What impact does baby-led weaning have on infant growth, iron intake, and choking?

Bottom Line:  Transitioning infants to solid foods using a baby-led weaning approach (with parental education) results in up to 0.7kg less weight gain at 12 months than traditional spoon feeding. This is of unknown clinical significance. There is no difference in iron intake or choking episodes.

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