Weaning on to solid foods

Weaning (also known as ‘complementary feeding’) is when your baby starts taking food in addition to their usual milk feeds

Introducing new food to a baby may make any parent feel understandably cautious, but weaning a baby with cow’s milk allergy (CMA) is very similar to weaning a baby without CMA. The main difference is that you have to be vigilant with avoiding cow’s milk-containing products in the foods you introduce, as you would expect.

The British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI) has developed an excellent summary for parents on how to prevent allergic reactions to food.

Learn more                              


At what age should I wean my baby?

How do I know when my baby is ready to start weaning?

Which foods should I give my baby?

Keeping track and spotting allergic reactions during weaning

Help avoid allergic reactions by making foods that are free from cow’s milk protein

Help avoid allergic reactions by checking food labels and packaging

BSACI: British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology; CMA: cow’s milk allergy.

UK-SIMILAC-2000018 November 2020