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Table 4 Feeding behaviours of participants in the BLISS and BLW groups (data from weekly interviews)1

From: Development and pilot testing of Baby-Led Introduction to SolidS - a version of Baby-Led Weaning modified to address concerns about iron deficiency, growth faltering and choking

  6 months (%) P-value* 7 months (%) P-value* 8 months (%) P-value*
Proportion of food that the infant self-fed BLW 94.4 0.736 88.1 0.816 89.0 0.738
BLISS 90.5 91.5 93.5
Proportion of food that was family food2 BLW 84.7 0.469 97.2 0.816 97.2 0.900
BLISS 93.8 94.6 96.4
Proportion of meals that were shared with the family3 BLW 100.0 0.392 100.0 0.672 98.6 0.649
BLISS 90.6 96.4 93.8
Number of meals per day4 BLW 2.3 0.599 2.9 0.731 3.4 0.101
BLISS 2.0 2.7 3.5
  1. 1BLW group n = 9; BLISS group n = 14
  2. 2Eating the same food as the family but not necessarily eaten at the same time
  3. 3Eating at the same time as the family but not necessarily eating the same food
  4. 4Meals had at least one “solid” food – meals comprising only breast milk or infant formula were not included
  5. *P-value compares BLW and BLISS groups. Bold indicates significance (P < 0.05)