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Table 5 Mean (SD) number of foods offered on at least one occasion per week by participants in the BLISS and BLW groups (data from weekly interviews)1,2

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*
High-energy foods BLW 17.8 (8.8) 0.049 30.1 (9.2) 0.001 32.3 (11.1) 0.013
BLISS 26.7 (10.6) 47.2 (10.5) 47.9 (14.6)
Iron containing foods BLW 4.9 (2.8) 0.016 7.8 (4.0) 0.002 9.4 (4.2) 0.001
BLISS 10.6 (6.1) 17.6 (7.5) 19.7 (6.6)
High-choking-risk foods BLW 3.4 (3.0) 0.026 4.4 (4.6) 0.138 4.3 (3.8) 0.029
BLISS 1.1 (1.6) 2.2 (2.3) 1.4 (2.1)
  1. 1 BLW group n = 9; BLISS group n = 14
  2. 2 These data are not a count of the number of serves of food offered, but of the number of different foods offered so are an indicator of food variety rather than quantity
  3. *P-value compares BLW and BLISS groups. Bold indicates significance (P < 0.05)