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My baby was born in Dec 08
07/04/2009 at 09:52
dd has been having solids since she was 14 1/2 weeks, she is now 23 weeks and is starting to get fed up with the slop. i have been making her breakfast and supper much thicker now and she wolfs it down. she is good with the jared puddings too as they are much thicker than the 'dinners'. she is now struggling with the really thin and runny food.according to the hv she will be 6 months next week (24weeks) i thought it went by calender months but she said that at 6 months (next week) she can eat anything except honey.i had my hipp weaning pack (signed up before she was born so they think she is nearly 4 months not 6) and it says to introduce lumps between 6-7 months.how do i introduce lumps? like weaning in the beginning, once a day or just cut the slop and give lumps at every meal?
07/04/2009 at 15:39
07/04/2009 at 15:58
07/04/2009 at 16:06
08/04/2009 at 14:25
I don't know how advanced she is physically but it is quite important that she is able to sit unsupported before offering lumps. This is to help stop choking. However if she can sit upright in a highchair that should be ok but don't offer lumps if she is being fed in a reclining chair such as a bouncy chair, car seat or pushchair. Also don't panic if she is coughing or spluttering - that's a natural response to eating lumps for the first time. True choking is silent as no air can get past the blockage.If she can manage it I would give her some finger food as that will help her chew and coordination. Otherwise the advice from halle and posy sounds good about just half wizzing it. Annabel Karmel's book has recipes for each stage and Gina Ford recommends mashing rather than pureeing and then moving on to lumps of soft vegetables.Hope that helps,H xxPS - Abby isn't anywhere near weaning yet so all this advice is from books so if you want to disregard everything I have said I'll understand!
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