Dairy Free Baby Led Weaning

Weaning is such an exciting time as a parent. It can also be a bit daunting knowing where to start, even if you don't have a child with a food allergy. There are several methods for weaning, from the popular baby led weaning method, to the more traditional puree route, however I have found, with both my children, that a combination of methods works best. Every child is different and will have different preferences. It is important to go at a pace that is right for your child. If you child has a dairy allergy, I would highly recommend you seek advice and support from your paediatric dietitian or health visitor prior to starting weaning. They can guide you in ensuring you provide a varied and nutrient rich diet for your little one. 

The links below will take you to a page for each age band, that each provides an outline of what you may wish to feed your little one at each stage. Hopefully it will help give you a starting point and some ideas from which you can adapt and find your own way once you have got into the swing of it. 

Happy Weaning...

The Beginning of Dairy Free Weaning: 6 months+

 Dairy Free Weaning 8- 10 months

Dairy Free Weaning 10-12 months

Worried about keeping calcium levels up? BBC Good Food has a useful page on recommended amounts of daily calcium per age band in children along with a list of calcium rich foods and their calcium content. Just click here

Further reading

Click here for a great resource on Milk Free Weaning by the NHS Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Services which includes information on how to get started and some useful basic recipes.

Made for Mums also has some great ideas for Dairy Free Weaning http://www.madeformums.com/baby/10-of-the-best-dairy-free-baby-recipes/21703.html

And of course the amazing Annabel Karmel https://www.annabelkarmel.com/allergen/dairy-free/

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