“Becoming an independent feeder”: infant’s transition in solid food introduction through baby-led weaning

Ayu Fitria Utami, Dessie Wanda, Happy Hayati, Cathrine Fowler

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Abstract

Background: Baby-led weaning (BLW), a method for introducing complementary foods, has become popular because it is considered beneficial for infants. Methods: This study investigated the experiences of mothers when using BLW in Jakarta, Indonesia using a qualitative descriptive approach. Thirteen mothers participated who had introduced complementary feeding using BLW for a minimum of 6 months. Semi-structured interviews and thematic analysis was used to work with the data. Results: Three themes were identified: avoiding being a ‘picky’ eater; infants gagging and choking; and becoming independent feeders. Conclusion: Further research related to the growth and development of baby-led weaning infants in Indonesia is recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Article number18
JournalBMC Proceedings
Volume14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Baby-led weaning
  • Complementary feeding
  • Infants’ responses
  • Solid foods

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