Max is 21 weeks and I am only just starting to think of starting to wean him in the next 2-4 weeks, completely at his pace. I went to a NCT reunion yesterday and out of 8 babies 6 were having food - 5 of which started at 16 weeks. I was talking to some of the girls and they said that they had started weaning because they wanted to and that they were excited to see their LO's eating and having new experiences?! Only one of them said that their baby was draining 9oz bottles every 2-3 hours. Now I am not criticising anyone for weaning their child early for reasons that they feel appropriate. We are all (or should be!) responsible parents who have the needs of our children as our main priority but I just don't understand the rush to wean for absolutely no reason other than to suit themselves? Sorry if that sounds like a rant, everything with my group seems to be such a rush - I don't understand why they don't slow down and enjoy their babies. The last 21 weeks have flown by and I want to enjoy the "baby" stage as long as I can.