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Infants who self-feed more likely to eat healthily later on

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Infants allowed to feed themselves with finger foods from the start of weaning – known as baby led weaning – are likely to eat more healthily and be an appropriate weight as they get older than infants spoon-fed purees, indicates a study online in BMJ Open.

Infants allowed to feed themselves with finger foods from the start of weaning – known as baby led weaning – are likely to eat more healthily and be an appropriate weight as they get older than infants spoon-fed purees, indicates a study online in BMJ Open.

Nottingham University researchers studied 155 children between the ages of 20 months and 6.5 years, of which 92 had been allowed to feed themselves with finger foods throughout weaning.

 

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