from feeding to weaning

0 – 3 months


46.6% of babies under 4 months are exclusively breast-fed.

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6 times per 24 hours

From now until 4 months old, your baby should nurse at least 6 times per 24 hour period.

0 – 6 months

2.5cm growth a month

Your baby will grow in length by about an inch (2.5cm) until 6 months.

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breastfeeding the first 6 months

Babies should be exclusively breast-fed for the first six months of their lives for the best start at a healthy life.

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6 – 9 months

6 – 7 months feeding

Babies at around 6 – 7 months start to notice textures more, so now is a good time to start using slightly thicker purees as an option at meal times.


Lunch is the best mealtime to start introducing your baby to purees, as they should be hungry, but not too tired to learn.

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8 months

Working women are more likely to stop breastfeeding by the time their child is 8 months old (Hamada et al., 2017).

9 months – 1 year

using more energy

This is the age that a baby's appetite will start to develop, as it's around this age that they'll have started crawling and therefore using more energy.

9 months feeding

You can start offering your baby some of the same meals as the rest of the family, in baby-sized chunks, from 9 months.

500 / 600ml

Should still be giving your baby 500–600ml of formula or breast milk whilst weaning - up until about a year old.

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1 year +

spoon feeding

A baby will be able to start using a spoon by themselves at around a year old - although they might not be able to use it very well.

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1 year

At around a year old, baby can express when they're full or done eating.

weaning age

The natural weaning age for humans is somewhere between 2.5 and 6 years old.

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