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weaning questions???

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ffffffedup Mon 17-Aug-15 14:57:14

Started to wean my ds a few weeks ago, I've gone down the puree route as doing the blw he never actually ate much just sucked it a bit then threw it away (or was I meant to still give him the same amount of bottles and let him eat/chew/suck the finger foods if he wanted to? I'm not to sure).

Anyway for the past 10 days or so he's dropped the 5pm bottle and has been having a "tea" instead (veg pureed with some formula added). He's happy with this loves his food smiles and kicks his legs for more. So when do I introduce the next meal time? And should I introduce a breakfast next or a lunch? I've still been offering finger foods such as toast banana strawberry but like I said above I don't think he actually eats any of it.

CultureSucksDownWords Mon 17-Aug-15 18:13:40

You don't need to actively try and drop any milk feeds at this age (assuming 6 months ish?), and you don't need to get to 3 meals until around 8 to 9 months. Introduce whichever meal you'd like to next. Offer food about an hour after a milk feed.

Babies will take a while to get used to self feeding, so keep giving a variety of finger food and try not to focus on how much you think he's actually eaten. He's learning a complex physical skill, so it's something that develops over time.

ffffffedup Mon 17-Aug-15 18:51:34

Thanks I was worried that I had to rely on what little he takes from finger foods to count as his "feed" I'll keep offering the finger food as well as giving him his pureed "tea" he's happy as he is for now so think I'll leave another meal for another few weeks. Yes he's just turned 6mth old.

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