From around 6 months, babies can start to eat solid food while you continue to breastfeed them. They can begin to use spoons and sip from a cup. Over time, the amount of milk they drink will slowly decrease. This process is known as weaning.
Introducing solid food helps your baby learn to eat and experience new tastes and textures.
Signs that your baby is ready
Look out for signs that your baby is ready for solid food
Has good head and neck control and can sit upright when supported
Shows an interest in food – for example, by looking at what’s on your plate