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Weaning 6 month old - so confused

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whoopwhoopbib Thu 20-Sep-12 18:44:52

I have been weaning (PFB) DD since she was 23 weeks old following advice from HV's and GP due to weight loss so she has been having purees so far.

Now she has reached the magical 6 months I haven't got a clue what to feed her as the books I have read seem to have so much conflicting information. One said not to give any wheat and another said wheat is fine for example.

Today she has had porridge (Aptimil 4months +) made with bm for breakfast, brocolli, sweet potato and carrot puree and some carrot sticks to play with herself for lunch. She is also ebf throughout the day.

She eats really well but I'm just not sure what other foods besides fruit and veg she can have now so any suggestions ideas would be great please.

RJandA Thu 20-Sep-12 20:07:40

Current advice is to introduce wheat at around 6 months. From this age anything is fine except honey (wait until she's 1), and make sure any meat, eggs etc is cooked through, avoid unpastuerised cheese/milk and keep an eye on how much salt she has (e.g. in cereals, bread, cheese, processed foods as well as naturally occuring in fish for example). Think 1g per day of salt is the limit for 6-12 months.

Also porridge can now be made up with cow's milk instead of bm if you prefer, and you can give any old porridge instead of special baby porridge which works out a bit cheaper - but I'd avoid the flavoured ones as they tend to have strange added ingredients.

HTH

The weaning session I went to said anything at all (except for honey) after 6 months old. I found pepper/carrot/cucumber sticks and hunks of bread were the most popular to start off with.

whoopwhoopbib Sat 22-Sep-12 20:05:02

Thank you for your replies they are very helpful. I will now start to give her different foods and see how we go.

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