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megcleary Sun 25-Sep-11 08:33:21

DD2 is 7mo, started weaning at the 26weeks and she is not a fan, I cannot get her to eat anything for breakfast.

All week it has been a nightmare one teaspoon for porridge be baby stuff, strawberry and banana, my own sweetened with apple, apple and cinamen flavoured, weetabix and mango are all some of the things I have tried.

Nothing will entice her to open her mouth.

Other meals are not much better but the no breakfast is just setting me up to dread all meals.

I f**king hate weaning, I really do not want to give her "issues" re food but am starting to get hacked off and shouty at meal times.

What other thinks could I try for breakfast and how much should I worry about it?

bigkidsdidit Sun 25-Sep-11 08:42:28

Just a banana? Mashed up or in lumps for her to pick up? DS likes nectarine slices or pear (usually tinned) with yogurt too.

hwhite6 Sun 25-Sep-11 08:50:38

Don't worry about feeding her at breakfast, just have her in her highchair with you all (watching/playing).
Try the food thing at lunchtime or evening meal, see how she takes to it then. DS2 was interested in eating anything until he was closer to 8m, & he got it almost over night! Went from frustratingly trying to feed him a teaspoon at any meal to him wanting 3 meals a day within a week! A month in & he now has 1/2 a jar of stage 2 type each meal and would probably eat more!
Give her a bit more time, she'll get there when she's ready.

megcleary Sun 25-Sep-11 09:21:00

Thanks for the replies, I wish I could just relax about it but not in my nature sad

RitaMorgan Sun 25-Sep-11 09:23:40

Maybe she just doesn't want to eat first thing? How about just giving her milk for breakfast, and maybe a snack mid-morning if she wants it instead.

If breakfast is stressful, I'd just let her skip it though to be honest.

bigkidsdidit Sun 25-Sep-11 09:31:21

If she doesn;t want anything I'd just give her milk, then put her high chair up to the table and give her a spoon to play with while you eat your breakfast. If she looks interested in your food give her a tiny bit to taste. She'll get interested after a while I bet

Beaurevage Sun 25-Sep-11 10:16:40

DS wasn't too interested in breakfast either. But after a few weeks I started to offer him breakfast before his milk. He has a BF at around 5 or 6am, keeps sleeping for an hour or so. Then his 'second' breakfast is around 3 hours after this first milk feed so he's hungry and will eat it now. Generally baby rice with milk, a bit of fruit (varies) and some vitamin drops.

lilham Sun 25-Sep-11 14:00:37

Same as Beaurevage as well. My DD wasn't interested until I switch to breakfast before milk. But she also has a huge BF at 5 or 6am so it's really just an hour or two before the solids.

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