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Introducing Solids and Baby Led Weaning

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Many people wonder when it's safe to introduce solids to their baby. While many cultures and generations have different ideas of "normal" the AAP, CDC, and WHO all recommend an exclusive breastmilk diet for the first 6 months of life!

Signs of Readiness:

- Sitting Unassisted

- Loss of Tongue Thrust Reflex

- Developed Pincer Grasp

- Ability to put food to mouth

But what is baby led weaning and what are the benefits?

Benefits of baby led weaning:

- Decreased risk of choking

- Baby learns to eat at own pace

- Gradually trains gag reflex to move posterior

- Learns colors, textures, and tastes

Learn more about Baby Led weaning by getting your copy of the Baby Led Weaning Book now!


Jaimie Zaki, owner of Little Bear Services, LLC is a Birth Photographer, Labor Doula, & IBCLC serving families in South Jersey and Central New Jersey. Mother of three, military wife, and lover of coffee, Jaimie enthusiastically supports hospital and home births in Burlington County, Camden County, Mercer County, Atlantic County, Ocean County in New Jersey. If you reside outside of this service area, there are online courses and virtual support packages available! Jaimie is excited to serve your family! Learn more about Jaimie and the services she offers now!

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