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This Celeb Is Weaning Her Baby At Four Months And People Have Thoughts

Amy Childs revealed she's going to start weaning her baby at four months, sparking fervent debate in her Instagram comments.

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Former TOWIE star Amy Childs gave birth to her adorable baby Polly four months ago.

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And she's kept followers up-to-date with Polly's progress ever since – from her enjoying bathtime...

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...to her very first holiday.

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And now Amy has given another update. She intends to start weaning Polly now, because she's "such a hungry baby."

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NHS guidelines state that the optimum age to start the weaning process is six months, and The British Dietetic Association say that the earliest recommended age for weaning is at 17 weeks.

She shared the news with a photo of the rice she intends to feed Polly, adding that she feels "nervous" about the process.

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And went on to fully explain her reasoning.

However, the post sparked fervent debate. Some people disagreed with Amy's decision to wean early, suggesting she simply feed Polly more milk instead.

Or increase the number of feeds.

While others urged her to wait until Polly is slightly older.

And it's fair to say that things got heated.

Other mothers came to Amy's defence, telling stories of their own early weaning experiences.

And told her to take no notice of the criticism.

Well, Amy has now responded to the backlash. She posted this photo of weaning utensils, making it clear she'd been undeterred by the criticism.

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And she addressed her caption to the "mum police", stating that she knows her baby's needs better than anyone else.