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When should a 5 week premature baby be weaned?

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lindsay321 Mon 01-Apr-13 22:20:30

That's it really. I'm after actual WHO advice (yes I've looked at but can"t seem to grasp adjustment times!)

They're 19 weeks now. Is this too early?

MrsSpencerReid Mon 01-Apr-13 22:27:42

I weaned my ds at 23 weeks actual age as I was told gut develops once born even if prem, my friend who's ds was born at 30w also weaned at 6m actual although it took him a while to get the hang of it, we both waited till they could sit unaided and the other signs, in my opinion 19w is a bit early

MrsSpencerReid Mon 01-Apr-13 22:28:22

Sorry, didn't read properly and saw you wanted who advice, sorry

thereistheball Tue 02-Apr-13 04:06:45

Not sure what WHO says but here's the Bliss leaflet about it

lougle Tue 02-Apr-13 08:04:08

6 months chronological age, even if it means they are only 3/4 months corrected age.

Gut maturation is a physical process, not a developmental one, so it is a process triggered by the introduction of milk to the gut, hence the 6 months actual age rather than corrected age.

MiaowTheCat Thu 04-Apr-13 10:02:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

gardenpixie32 Tue 09-Apr-13 13:35:07

My twins were 6 weeks prem. I started weaning them at 24 weeks.

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