Weaning Chart - Step by step
As your baby gets older, their nutritional needs grow and develop. Exclusive feeding with breast milk or Holle Infant Formula 1 Baby Milk may no longer fully satisfy your baby. The time to start weaning your baby or to change from breast milk or Infant Formula 1 to Follow-on Milk 2 depends entirely on your baby’s needs. As long as your baby is happy and full after a feed you can continue to give your usual milk. If your baby is showing signs of needing more food after 4 months, or if at 6 months of age you may wish to start to wean your baby onto solid foods, this means that some bottle feeds are gradually replaced by purées and porridges. This is the time that you can also change to Follow-on Formula 2 without problems. Unlike Infant Formula 1, Follow-on Formula 2 is to be given as part of a balanced weaning diet of bottle feeds and purées and porridges and is not to be given exclusively.
The Holle weaning chart is designed in accordance with guidelines issued by The Research Institute for Child Nutrition and gives you recommendations for your child's diet plan. If you have, as suggested, breastfed your baby fully for six months then the ages shown in the chart below will move forward accordingly.
|Weaning Step by Step |
|Age ||Month 1 - 4 ||Month 5 ||Month 6 ||Month 7 ||Month 8 ||Month 9 ||From Month 10 |
|Time of day || || |
Starting weaning Weaning onto solids
|Moving on to family foods |
|Early Morning ||Breast feeding / bottle feeding ||Milk and bread |
|Morning ||Breast feeding / bottle feeding ||Snacktime: Fruit porridge, fruit pieces or other snacks |
|Lunchtime ||Breast feeding / bottle feeding || |
1st week: Introduce carrots or parsnip (1 variety per week)
2nd week: Continue with potatoes (carrots & potato & meat or parsnip, potato & meat)
3rd week: Continue with meat (carrots & potato & meat or parsnip, potato & meat)
Alternatively, use baby porridge instead of potato
|Afternoon ||Breast feeding / bottle feeding || |
Milk-free fruit porridge or fruit porridge
1st week: Start with a mild fruit like apple or pear (1 variety a week)
2nd week: Continue with another fruit
3rd week: Continue with cereals, e.g. stir in baby millet porridge
|Evening ||Breast feeding / bottle feeding ||Milk porridge |
Note: As each infant is unique and knows what he or she prefers, it is natural that the individual diet may vary from the table above.