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05/07/2013 at 16:32
hi ladies, so Ben is 28 weeks on Sunday and we have been weaning for about 2 weeks now. The HV asked me how it was going as Ben had gone up again on the centile chart I explained that we'd only just started and Ben was regularly having a dinner with us, all finger food as we're blw, and we've started breakfast. I also explained that he did love his mil. She said that I need to reduce his milkl feeds or he'll just keep putting on weight going up the centiled and will have delayed development. So I'm now worried that were going it wrong. I thought food was supposed to be fun until 1 and that he'd tell me when he's ready to drop feeds. am I wrong?
Sorry it's rambley on my phone!
05/07/2013 at 16:46
No you are not wrong. Don't listen to the health visitor. I definitely wouldn't be dropping milk Feeds if you're blw. Isla was puree weaned and was still on 4 6oz bottles til she was 14 months. What a rediculous comment for her to make. I'm assuming your little one isn't mobile yet and when he is the weight gain will slow down anyway. Please do not worry x
05/07/2013 at 16:50
She's talking rubbish - at that age, milk is still the main source of nutrition and he will let you know when he is ready to reduce his milk feeds. I'd be tempted to complain about the advice as the comment about delayed development is just downright ridiculous.
05/07/2013 at 17:07
You aren't wrong, your HV is.
Carry on with what you're doing.
05/07/2013 at 17:17
Thank you ladies. I shall ignore her comment! Nope he's not mobile yet - nearly but not quite!
05/07/2013 at 17:26
Absolute rubbish!!! Go with what you're doing.
05/07/2013 at 18:06
no you are right, fine fair enough if he drops a feed then go with it, but hes been weaning 2 weeks so i owuldnt worry at all
milk is main source of nourishment
05/07/2013 at 20:14
I had similar comments from a witch of a HV. After a bit of a meltdown and some reassurance from here and some friends, I ignored her. E is nearly one and still having 3 bottles a day and only this week started showing signs of reducing intake. Keep going with the BLW, you'll soon know when milk intake gets reduced by him x
05/07/2013 at 20:24
What rubbish, I don't think a lot of HV's actually have a training or understanding about BLW. My daughter didn't drop any milk feeds for a few months when we started BLW at 25 weeks. She has stayed on her centile line (not that that's everything) & is doing very well developmentally. If you're going down the baby led route then continue to follow your babies lead & drop milk feeds when they decide to.
05/07/2013 at 22:18
WEES. Bobbins to the HV. You would soon know if B wasn't happy - he's BLW so probably not taking loads in, he just happens to be consolidating before he moves (how?! How?! is your boy that big already!) x
06/07/2013 at 07:53
Just agreeing with everyone else, let B decide when to drop them. E is the same and has shot up the centiles and we were told the same. Now E still has 5x7oz bottles offered to her which she rarely finishes but isn't so ready to drop a whole one but does over the course of a day, we're 4-5 weeks into weaning. She definitely has not had her development affected. She rolled, sat and now more or less crawls early, has fab coordination etc.
06/07/2013 at 09:55
Absolute rot, delayed development?!? The amount of misinformation from HV's astounds me and I'm yet to find anyone who hasn't been upset by one comment or another from them. Ignore that and use your common sense and knowledge of your own baby. BLW is incredible and when you read about it makes total sense, I've been amazed by how E has known himself what and when to eat and I'm in no doubt we've given him the best start by doing it. He is almost 11 months by the way and has always been on the 90th centile as he was 9lb 3oz born - he's now levelling off as he's so active but eats like a trooper and still wants 3 and sometimes 4 bottles of milk per day. I totally follow his lead as milk is still his main source of nourishment and if he's crying for a bottle I'm not going to deny him that xx
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