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Baby knows best! Study shows baby-led weaning promotes healthy food preferences.

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Uploaded on Feb 9, 2012

A new study by psychologists at The University of Nottingham has shown that babies who are weaned using solid finger food are more likely to develop healthier food preferences and are less likely to become overweight as children than those who are spoon-fed pureed food.

The research published by BMJ Open set out to examine the impact of weaning style on food preferences and Body Mass Index in early childhood in a sample of 155 children.

The full paper can be found at http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/2/1/e0...

NHS guidance: http://tiny.cc/nyj0lw

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