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Lunch ideas for 7 month old

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LindsayS79 Fri 14-Feb-14 10:56:12

Hi all

I have a 7 month old refluxer and I'm weaning using puréed veg/chicken etc for dinner. I've started to introduce finger foods slowly as it can involve a major puke-fest when she gags!!

Anyway, I'm thinking that I need to introduce a second meal a day. I've tried cereal etc for breakfast but she still seems quite full after her bottle. So I've started to give strips of toast, but she just sucks them and doesn't eat any yet!

So, I thought lunch would be a good way to introduce another meal. Should I be sticking with purée? Or can I introduce other foods? I'm clueless with weaning and stumped for ideas!!!

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 17-Feb-14 23:11:01

What do you fancy doing for lunch? Do you want to offer mashed/puréed or finger food? Have you had a look at the MN weaning recipes?

LindsayS79 Tue 18-Feb-14 22:01:24

I wasn't sure tbh. She is point blank refusing breakfast apart from sucking some toast. So I wasn't sure whether to keep trying with the finger foods or give her some purée. Since giving her dinner, I've dropped one bottle feed (her 'decision'!!) and she's gradually taking less in the afternoon so I'm concerned that I'm not 'replacing' her appetite as such..

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 20-Feb-14 12:34:37

If she's dropping feeds, are you offering the meal roughly an hour after the milk?

UrethraFranklin Fri 21-Feb-14 22:31:00

Can you not give her breakfast before her morning bottle? DC has porridge and then a bottle a while after, wouldn't go near the porridge if it were the other way round.

Try a yoghurt for lunch or a small portion of puréed fruit.

LindsayS79 Sat 22-Feb-14 20:28:15

Thank you!
I'm offering her food around an hour after milk. I guess I'm struggling with breakfast as she gets tired quite quickly in the morning.
A yoghurt and fruit is a great idea. Unfortunately I found out she's allergic to egg today sad so I need to be extra careful with ingredients - arghhhh!!!!!!

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 24-Feb-14 10:12:36

Oh dear. Has she been allergy tested then?

LindsayS79 Mon 24-Feb-14 14:38:31

Not yet. I have a hospital appointment this week for her eczema so I'll see if I can be referred once I'm there.
I also think she has an upper lip tie now! Goodness knows where to start with that! I'll pop into the HV tomorrow..

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