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New study says that it is safe to skip the spoon and let babies feed themselves

By: Claire McCarthy, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications For the past few years, Iíve been talking to parents about a new approach to introducing their babies to solid foods. Along with talking about baby cereals and purees, Iíve been talking about baby-led weaning. There are no spoons involved in baby-led weaning. In this approach, babies literally feed themselves solids they can pick up and put in their mouths themselves. There are some interesting…

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