If you didn’t count cooking as a passion pre-pregnancy, relax. Weaning starts off slow and simple so your kitchen skills can evolve with your baby’s expanding needs and tastes.
The UK Department of Health states that babies should be weaned from around six months. If you feel your baby is ready before that have a chat with your Midwife.
Gastrointestinal function won’t be fully matured before seventeen weeks so it is not advisable to wean before then and if you have a family history of food allergies, hay fever, asthma or eczema then it is best to breastfeed exclusively for the first six months.