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Baby-led weaning did not significantly impact body mass index when compared with traditional spoon-feeding
  1. Geetika Kumar
  1. Correspondence to Dr Geetika Kumar, Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow, 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 4TF, UK; geetika.kumar{at}

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Single-centre blinded randomised control trial. Randomisation occurred after stratification for parity and maternal education using random-length blocks.


Patients: All expectant mothers were considered for recruitment in late pregnancy. Exclusion criteria included prematurity or congenital anomalies likely to affect feeding or growth.

Intervention: Baby-led introduction to solids (BLISS) group received eight additional contact points up to 9 months of age to provide education and support in keeping with baby-led weaning, compared with traditional spoon feeding.

Primary outcome: Differences in body mass index (BMI).

Secondary outcomes: Energy self-regulation, eating behaviours and energy intake.

Follow-up period: Twenty-four months. …

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  • Author note GK wrote the abstract andcommentary.