Recommended age by most medical Institutions and in Kenya to start weaning is 6 months.
However, to live in the real world, many people start weaning as early as three months due to a myriad reasons like inadequate breast milk, cannot afford formula or child does not seem to get satisfied. These people should not be condemned at all but be encouraged to do it in a healthy step-by-step way.
This is an example of a practical way to wean a child. Please note that foods suggested are locally available and affordable foods. One can substitute with their locally available foods or culturally recommended food in the same food groups.
1) 1-3 months
Try as much as possible to breastfeed exclusively.
If that is not possible, then buy infant formula up to 9 months to 1 year of age.
If cost is an issue, then discuss with your well…
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