Thank you both! Yes I'm maintaining bf as before, and we're only talking about a small amount if weight loss do far (25g on our baby scales) - but it seemed alarming anyway. Sadly my HV is useless and I don't really trust her judgement. When he came home from 2 months in hospital, still weeks before his due date, she went on about how tiny he was, and whether I've been feeding him regularly - fairly daft thing to say to the mother if a very premature baby...
But I will try him on avocado and other stuff next, he does seem to like banana.
why not have a chat with your health visitor? mine came out to me when I was struggling with weaning and listened to all my many anxieties! she gave some good advice and we haven't looked back. As an aside though personally I wouldn't give any more baby rice as it has no nutritional value. I would try higher calorie foods such as banana, sweet potato, avocado, etc. If hes taking what you have been giving well then hes probably ready for more variety.
So I finally took the plunge and gave solids to my DS (7 1/2 months actual, 4 1/2 months corrected age as he was very prem). He is bf, and for a week now has been getting one meal a day (usually lunch) of baby rice with bm and/ or banana (haven't been very adventurous yet). He is enjoying it but not taking great amounts, which hasn't worried me because I offer him a bf not long before and not long afterwards.
But: for the first time since he was newborn he has LOST weight this week! I know most people don't weigh their LO's on a weekly basis; I do as a habit from his time in NICU. But he shouldn't be losing weight over any period, right? Have your DC lost weight after weaning? Should I stop the solids for a while? Any ideas would be great, thanks.