30/03/2011 at 06:33
30/03/2011 at 12:06
Hi jemcol, we started weaning a couple of weeks ago (dd is now 21 weeks) and have chosen to use purees. We started by offering baby rice and chose lunchtime as our starting mealtime - i mixed one teaspoon of rice with a tablespoon of breastmilk, we had sucess for a couple of days but when i tried moving onto veg on day 3 she didnt have it and clamped shut - we took a break for a couple of days after which she was happy to take solids again. We offered carrot as a first veg and pear as first fruit - the pear is very runny so we add baby rice to thicken it - to start with for the first week i mixed the fruit/veg with breastmilk however hand expressing small amounts got a bit of a pain so i now use cooled boiled water to get it to a desired consistency. We got an annabel karmel book, birth to toddler meal planner (but she does also do a purely puree book) which is a good place to get ideas and this week we have started mixing different purees together. We have hit a bit of a wall with the clamping again, but i think all of her mealtimes got thrown out by the clock change! At 2 weeks in we added breakfast too but it is hit and miss whether she will eat it. With regard to water, we will start offering a sippy cup of water next week with her lunch and see how we go - nothing to stop you offering water sooner, but we are following the AK meal planner and that is her suggested time frame. We took the decision to start weaning due to my breast milk supply problems and her frequent night wakings which have improved since.
01/04/2011 at 15:25
08/04/2011 at 08:43
06/11/2013 at 20:14
07/11/2013 at 21:53
I started weaning at around 21 weeks. he was very active early on and showed signs of wanting food. He was interested in the food we were eating, doing the chewing movements with his mouth, waking up more during the night, sitting up, reaching out for food off our plates. So I started feeding him baby rice mixewithin breast milk once a day around 5/6pm. Then about 2 weeks later started giving him puréed carrot, sweet potato, red lentils. Then from 6 months, I started him on 3 meals. day. He would still have his normal milk feeds while he was being weaned. At first I fed him on my lap or sofa and then moved him into the high chair from around 6 months. But leading up to him feign fed in the high chair, I used to sit him in while I was cooking so he got used to the chair.
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