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BLW before 6 months - only fruit and veg?

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evertonmint Mon 01-Dec-14 12:32:27

DS is 23 weeks, been sitting unaided for over a week, had first few tastes of broccoli and green beans and played with/licked a few other things.

Do I just stick with fruit and veg until 6 months before introducing other things as with traditional puree weaning, or because he is sitting, picking up food and chewing/swallowing, can I assume that he is actually ready to eat anything and therefore meat, fish, eggs, cheese, toast etc. are all ok from now?

I can't remember what I did with my older 2 who started at a similar age (we have early sitters in this house, though they then spend another year just sitting and not walking!)

evertonmint Mon 01-Dec-14 18:27:28

bumping, because I dimwittedly put this in the wrong topic so got MNHQ to move it smile

KirstyM2014 Tue 02-Dec-14 17:44:41

The recommendation is too not introduce gluten or dairy until 6 months and meat a little later. I weaned on fruit and veg from 5 months and then when 6 months added everything else bar meat then at bout 6 1\2 months added meat. I do a mixture of blw and purees x

BendyMum15 Fri 05-Dec-14 12:38:35

I started weaning DD about 2 weeks before she turned 6 months and stuck with just fruit and veg until 6 months.

I then just started giving her the exact same meals as we eat when she got to 6 months. Now at 7 months she eats more things than her very very fussy 3 yr old brother!

evertonmint Fri 05-Dec-14 13:44:35

Thanks both of you!

As it turns out, I found out this week that he has slow weight gain at the moment so I'm focusing on milk now rather than risk food preventing him taking all his milk calories. So sticking with just the odd bit of fruit and veg after milk feeds until he's fully 26 weeks anyway. His first proper family meal might well be Christmas dinner smile

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