When my daughter was a baby over 20 years ago, baby-led weaning meant letting your baby breastfeed until she decided to wean herself (which I happily did!). Now, baby-led weaning—known to most as BLW—has another meaning. BLW is allowing your baby to take the lead when complimentary foods are introduced, letting her learn to feed herself from the get-go. The term BLW became more popular with the release of the 2010 book, Baby Led Weaning: The Essential Guide to Introducing Solid Foods and Helping your Baby to Grow Up a Happy and Confident Eater by Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett.

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