31/01/2013 at 14:46
Hi there. I have started weaning my baby (who is 6 months old), we had been trying unsuccessfully for 5 weeks but then she finally took to it last week. She seems more than willing to have her pureed fruit in the evening, breakfast doesn't seem her thing (but then I think I just need to find something she likes rather than porridge), but the lunchtime feed she was quite happy with for a few days, then she decided that she doesn't want it anymore and refuses to eat. I am trying to give her pureed vegetables (swapping between carrot and sweet potato each day) at lunch so I'm not sure if it is because she doesn't like the vegetables or if she just isn't interested at that time of day. Help!
10/05/2013 at 23:00
I can only go by what worked for us. We found that our little one always wanted what was on our plates, so she ate at the same time as us and had bits of our food that she could eat to begin with. But as long as they're still getting plenty of milk, you don't have to worry about how much they're eating, or how many meals they're getting.
At 8 months, dd was eating a mixture of finger food, baby porridge and some mush (we sometimes cheat and use Ella's kitchen stuff if we're having something that is really not suitable for dd). Besides, some family members can't get used to not spoon-feeding!
I suppose whatever way you choose to wean, as long as you don't beat yourself up about getting lots of food into your little one so soon and if your little one doesn't eat everything, just give plenty of milk and try it again another day.
23/05/2013 at 14:27
It might be that you're just going a bit quickly for her, and she's happy with two meals for now. My DD is six months too. We've been trying BLW and she hardly eats anything! I just tell myself that up to last week she was managing fine on milk alone, so when she's hungry enough for solids, she will eat.
24/05/2013 at 13:07
Is she having milk mid-morning? I'm in a similar situation with my LO who hasn't got much interest in tea, and am thinking it might be a sign that I need to drop a milk feed.
02/07/2013 at 22:34
It can be a bit trial and error at first, so just relax a bit and don't get to hung up on the fact she is not wanting to eat at the moment, especially if she is drinking milk well, it is early days! Do keep offering it to her though, and try a variety of different purees. Also let her have a play with the texture of the food and trying it for herself off her fingers. It may get a bit messy but LOs enjoy it!
04/08/2013 at 22:39
Don't worry. The early stages of weaning is for the little one to get used to other things other than milk going into their mouth. At this stage let her eat as much as she wants, as long as she drinks her milk. The milk feeds will still provide the bulk of the calories and nutrients to your little one. Try adding something else to the purees like grated cheese (my son loved broccoli and cheese purée).
Good luck and let us know how you get on.
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