I'm a little early for this but best to be prepared...
DS is only 12 weeks at the min and is on Aptamil Pepti 1 formula. This doesn't satisfy him as much as a standard formula would because of its consistency so my paediatrician has given the go ahead for 'early weaning' in a few weeks time. I'm sure he'll answer any questions I have when I next see him but was hoping to get some hints and tips from you mums who've done it before.
1. Do I go down the route of baby rice/porridge? 2. If not, where do I start? 3. If I do baby rice, do I stick to just baby rice for a while? 4. Do I give a full portion as described on the packet or do I start off small and increase gradually over a few days? 5. Where do these ready made jars fit in these days - i'm guessing people use them? Are they worth having in the house or better not? Are some better than others? 6. Anything else you can tell me about starting to wean.
I realise i'm going to get some people flaming me and telling me to wait until 6 months eta which in an ideal world would be fine but as I said above - this advice has come from my paediatrician who I trust not to advise me to do anything I shouldn't.
I can understand that you trust the paediatrician but this advice is a bit strange to me.Is there any medical background why should you wean so early?I would get a second opinion on that, the formula doesn't satisfy him sounds like excuse my language loads of bollocks.
I'm not flaming you by the way but please get a second opinion on that,if there's no medical background to wean so early.
he's had all sorts of tummy troubles since birth - tried various different formula along with gaviscon, ranitidine and omeprazole. the pepti 1 which seems to work for his tummy is just like water so doesnt fill him for long. dr discussed with dietician about moving on to pepti 2 early but she said to start hold out to 16 weeks on pepti 1 and start weaning rather than move to pepti 2 so early. ive got another appointment in a fortnight so can ask how to go about it then but just thought I'd get a heads up beforehand.
He might be going through a growth spurt hence the need for more milk. Quit often tummy problems(gas,colics) get better after 3-4 months. I have no medical background but the paediatrician is going against the general NHS guidelines
My lo is coming 7 months and ive been spoon feeding him frim he was 4 months, he now gets 3 meals a day but still hasnt dropped a bottle feed! Read everywhere that they are meant to cut down on the bottles but he still wants 7oz every 4 hours.