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Mums feel pressure to introduce solid foods before their baby is ready

24th February 2020
Posted by Aston Avery

Public Health England (PHE) has launched its Start4Life campaign to help parents introduce their baby to solid foods at the best time for their child’s health. The NHS recommends that most babies should not start solid foods until they are around six months old, to give them the best nutritional start in life.

But new research from PHE shows that many mums of young children experience pressure and confusion around weaning, leaving many unsure about what’s right for their baby’s health. However, this can be a confusing time for parents and three-quarters have already introduced solid foods by the time their baby is 5 months old.

Aston spoke to Dr Ellie Cannon to discuss the research in further detail and also about the new Start4Life campaign.