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Dairy rich BLW/finger food ideas please

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abigboydidit Fri 30-Aug-13 22:36:22

Thanks. She refused the porridge fingers, typical! Lollies sound intriguing.

SunnyIntervals Fri 30-Aug-13 22:13:15

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abigboydidit Fri 30-Aug-13 22:09:09

Thanks everyone. Bread and butter pud is a great idea. Will try custard but don't imagine she will take the spoon shock

We have tried cutting back solids. Lasted just under 2 days and she screamed herself to sleep with exhaustion while I offered her BF every so often hmm No issues or concern re weight gain, she's a chunky monkey!

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 30-Aug-13 22:01:42

Ah, didnt realise she was being bf

I'd just offer solids once or twice a day. The NHS recommend moving to 3 meals a day between 8 and 9 months. Have a read of so how do we get started with solids? too. It has some useful information including a great chart]].

noble mentioned vitamins. Think the NHS recommend vitamins for all babies.

Ready brek is fortified with calcium, amongst other things. Dried apricots and dried figs, eggs, tinned salmon, baked beans and broccolli are all high in calcium.

How are her centiles? Is she tracking her weight and height centiles?

adagio Fri 30-Aug-13 21:49:49

Not much help as my LO still prefers boob and plays with food, although I am convinced more is 'going down' than a few weeks ago there is still rather a lot of chewed then spat out again in t he catch all bib after each meal.

I give chunks of cheese; homemade cheesy scones (really easy and contain milk and cheese so I assume a good dairy source)

Batter stuff : pancakes, usually with a fruit puree to sweeten or with a banana mushed into the batter; scotch or american pancakes (smaller and fluffier); toad in the hole made with skinny chipolata sausages (maybe a bit salty but she enjoys and doesn't swallow much anyway).

Custard: banana custard (she holds the banana chunks), baked egg custard (this is harder to hold - easier if pastry case is used), bread and butter pud (she holds the bits of soggy bread)

Either make these yourself with cornflour, egg yolk, milk or cream, vanilla extract and sugar to taste (you can get away with much less sugar or no sugar). Birds original custard powder is just cornflour/vanilla/yellow no crap (apart from yellow).

abigboydidit Fri 30-Aug-13 21:45:30

She's having 3 breast feeds and about 100mls formula.

CreatureRetorts Fri 30-Aug-13 21:32:46

Cut down the solids she's having. She doesn't need so much at this age.

noblegiraffe Fri 30-Aug-13 21:31:39

She should be having at least 500ml formula or you need to give a vitamin supplement, even if bfing.
White bread has added calcium. What about milk in cereal?

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 30-Aug-13 21:31:12

Is she only taking a 100mls of formula a day bigboy?

YonilyDevotedToYou Fri 30-Aug-13 21:26:52

If you cut up chunks of cheese? Or how about spreading cheese scone pieces with Philadelphia or similar for extra dairy?

abigboydidit Fri 30-Aug-13 20:08:41

Thanks. Yes she will take cheese scones and cheese flapjacks etc. wa just fretting that it isn't enough!

YonilyDevotedToYou Fri 30-Aug-13 19:48:59

Does she eat cheese?

stargirl1701 Fri 30-Aug-13 19:48:00

Add cream to sauces.
Clotted cream on pancakes.
Butter on veg.

All the stuff we adults aren't meant to eat! grin

abigboydidit Fri 30-Aug-13 19:46:21


DD is 7 months old and has enthusiastically taken to solids, to the point that she is dropping feeds and refusing when I offer. She has had a bottle at bedtime for months now and has dropped how much she drinks from about 210mls to about 100mls if am lucky. I am getting concerned about her milk intake so am keen to ensure she gets enough dairy rich foods. I am not adverse to spoon feeding yogurts etc but she is a very reluctant spoon feeder (even if I pre load spoons and let her get on with it), so I wondered if anyone could help with recipe ideas which are rich in dairy? Thanks in advance.

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