Although centuries old tradition, modern science has established the fact that child’s digestive system is capable of processing solid food when they are approximately six months old which is why this ceremony is held for when a baby turns six months. The mother celebrates her ability to provide sustenance to her child. It would be appropriate for her to recite a blessing for having been able to nurse. In addition, a weaning ceremony provides a way for the father to express his appreciation for the care of the infant. Having witnessed this miracle of nature, he might express gratitude for God’s loving-kindness. Finally, it is also a time for both the mother and father to recognize their new responsibilities as parents.