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13/06/2013 at 14:00
My LO is a week shy of 6 months. The weeks have flown by and as he is my third, he has very much had to just get on with it. He has been exclusively breastfed, because i am one of the lucky ones in that it worked out for me. He has thrived on this too.
In the preceding weeks i could see signs for weaning, He had become alot more unsettled, more feeds and grabbing at toys as well as food. After a chat to the HV baby rice, mixed with breast milk was started and i have to say the the little man wasnt interested,.. As the weeks have gone on, he has become more defiant in not eating. None of my purees have been accepted and he now clamps his mouth shut at the sight of a spoon. So with this in mind ive tried getting him to hold cooked carrots, broccoli etc again to no avail.
I am at my wits end. Why wont he accept even a tiny amount of my food. I feel like i am running out of options.... I just want to cry.
HAs anyone encountered similar? Do they eventually take the solid foods? Neither of my other too were like this, although i know no two babies are the same. What would you do in situation?
Just to add we started weaning at 22 weeks (5 and a half months), and only 2 weeks into this.. Am i going to fast do you think?
Hope someone can help. I at a loss as to what to do now
Thanks for reading and apologies if i take a while to reply..
13/06/2013 at 14:17
I am no means an expert, I'm not there yet and still learning myself, but from what iv read:
When are you trying food? Could be too close to a milk feed?
Also read not to expect much to start so is keep offering
13/06/2013 at 14:45
As long as he's still taking milk fine, I think I'd probably just stop with the whole food thing for a week or two. It sounds like it's stressing both you and him out, it's amazing how much they develop in a few weeks/ a month at that age. Don't do meal times for him or make food for him, but if he looks like he's really interested when someone else is eating, then maybe just offer him a bit of theirs and see what happens. So it's like you're just doing it when he's keen rather than trying to make him do something that he's just not wanting to do.
13/06/2013 at 14:49
Would you be open to trying baby-led weaning?
13/06/2013 at 15:55
If he's not really showing interest in food, and he's still feeding from you okay, I'd probably stop trying him with food and then try again in a couple of weeks. F was FF and we started weaning about a week before he was 6 months and for a while he wasn't really that fussed. It was nearer to 7 months before he took more of an interest in food.
13/06/2013 at 16:10
If he's not interested I'd leave it. If he's in a high chair at the table with you and the others and you are eating what does he do? If he reaches for food then I'd put some on his tray, if not then just go with his lead they don't HAVE to wean at 6 months it can be older. They are unsettled after feeds as there's huge development too at this age.
I sat my lo in a high hair and he reached for broccoli and gummed it so we started blw
13/06/2013 at 19:58
Thank you everyone for taking the time to reply. It has meant a lot to me.
I think that perhaps you are all right. Firstly I need to chill. He's still a baby after all.
Secondly I need to retrieve my highchair which was lent to a friend.
And thirdly I need to give it a rest for a few days.
I am open to BLW and have been doing a little of this with the cooked carrot and broccoli. I think the little man is having a few changes/growth spurts so I will see how things go for the next few days. The suggestion to put him in the high chair at mealtimes is good, i will see how this develops.
Apologies for the lack of personals and poor grammar/spellings: I am on my phone :/
Once again, Thanks everyone, I so appreciate your views :)
13/06/2013 at 19:59
Oh, I forgot to add that I thought I had subscribed to the post, but clearly I didn't as I have t received any email?
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