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Weaning

Weaning Your Premature Baby

If your baby was born prematurely - before you were 37 weeks pregnant - you may be unsure when to start giving them food and what they can eat.

Premature babies have an ''uncorrected'' age (how old they are from the date they were born) and a ''corrected'' age (how old they are from the date they were due to be born).

This can make knowing when to wean very confusing. Watch this video from BLISS to help you know when your premature baby is ready to move on with food.


Who can Help?

BLISS provide guidance and support for anyone with a premature baby.

If you have any worries or questions about when to wean your baby, their diet or growth please call Just One Number on 0300 300 0123. A member of our skilled team will be happy to help. You can also text Parentline on 07520 631590. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

To speak to other Norfolk parents and carers, you can join our online community forum below.

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