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Table 1 Responses given when asked appropriate age to introduce specific foods.

From: An exploration of knowledge, attitudes and advice given by health professionals to parents in Ireland about the introduction of solid foods. A pilot study

Row % Appropriate age Early On Time/Later No Response
Wheat Over 24 weeks 10% 60% 22%
Rice Over 17 weeks 34.5% 41.5% 16%
Cow's Milk Over 52 weeks 16% 60% 16%
Meat Over 17 weeks 5% 64% 23%
Poultry Over 17 weeks 6% 63% 23%
Fish Over 24 weeks 32.5% 39% 20.5%
Eggs Over 24 weeks 25.5% 46.5% 20%
Yoghurt Over 24 weeks 38.5% 33% 20.5%
Honey Over 52 weeks 20% 25% 47%
Fruit Over 17 weeks 61.5% 13% 17.5%
Vegetables Over 17 weeks 59% 14% 19%
  1. *8% of respondents indicated that they never discuss weaning
  2. Recommended minimum age for introducing solids were based on the current guideline of minimum weaning age of 6 months for breastfed babies and 4-6 months for formula-fed babies as per ESPGHAN.