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weaning advice please

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Youngmumzzy18 Sun 12-May-13 10:15:29

hiya my lg is 5 months (22 weeks) and shes becoming more hungry. i started guving her lil tasters of fruit puree at 20 weeks and it seemed to settle her. she used to sleep through the night but now wakes up at 2am and 4am for a feed. i am breasfeeding and plan to until about 6-7 months. her feedin routine now is breast at 8.30, 12.30 then at 2.00 she has a small bit of puree then 30mins later the breast then the breast the rest of the day (4.30, 6.30, 8.30, 10.30). i want to try and wean her onto formula after her puree but shes not taking to the bottle. she doesnt particulaly like formula either (aptamil 1 gqve her wind and constipation and sma gave her a lot of wind) any advice that could help make it easier plz xxx

stargirl1701 Sun 12-May-13 10:20:29

Try using a cup rather than a bottle for the formula. A doidy cup is an option (see Amazon).

As far as I know, there is no link between solids and sleep so I think you need to accept you will still have night wakings.

Drop bf feeds slowly so you don't get mastitis.

Youngmumzzy18 Sun 12-May-13 22:36:11

thanks for the advice...i just had a look on amazon for the doidy cup. its very unusual i must say lol, how (and i know this sounds stupid) how does it work exactly i mean mia is only 5 months old.

stargirl1701 Mon 13-May-13 07:36:43

I started in the bath with a bottle of tap water. Lots and lots of spilling to begin with but babies learn quickly!

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