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HollyC255552 Thu 18-Feb-16 20:12:20

I have posted before about DD & weaning she is now 7 months & weaning hasnt improved since i started at Christmas, she still doesnt swallow anything will hold it in her mouth then will just spit it back out after maybe chewing it for a few seconds.

Does anyone have any advice about this or will she just learn to swallow in her own time?

Getting concerned about it now as hv was moaning the other day when i took her to get weighed apparently she is having too much milk & she needs to be eating solids by now. (Which i am always offerin). I cant false DD to eat solids for crying out loud!! angry

bakingmad83 Thu 18-Feb-16 20:36:22

Hi Holly, just to reassure you my little boy didn't swallow much till 8 or 9 months. Like you say, they get there in their own time, but hard when you're feeling pressure from hv to drop milk. As long as you aren't giving milk right before giving solids, there's no harm in your little girl still having a lot of milk, they still need it at 7 months smile

HollyC255552 Fri 19-Feb-16 18:04:06

Thanks baking. No i dont give milk before i offer solids i've made sure there is a good gap in between. Hopefully she'll get into the swing of it soon! smile

HollyC255552 Fri 19-Feb-16 18:44:28

Also DD just clamps her mouth shut everytime i put a spoon near her. confused

FusionChefGeoff Fri 19-Feb-16 21:05:23

You can definitely stop panicking - and perhaps drop this in next time you see that particular health visitor 'oh, I thought the approach was food is fun until they're one?'

Absolutely no need to force solids on a baby who is just learning and exploring the wonderful world of food. And milk is ace - so long as it's a decent gap before the solid stuff, mine were definitely still on 'full time' milk quantities until at least 10 months.

One day, it will change and you will excitedly phone your DP / DM / friends to tell them that DC has done a poo - a real poo!!!!

magpie17 Fri 19-Feb-16 21:16:52

If it's any consolation, my HV is pressuring me because my 7mo DS has dropped too much milk! He is not a great eater of solids either, I was all set for BLW but he will only tolerate mashed textures and pretty much only veg and fruit. He won't chew but he does swallow a bit. If I give him something to chew he just tries to swallow it whole no matter how big it is. He has almost halved his milk consumption though and HV says it should be more (he is formula fed) but I can't force him to drink it.

This is no help to you but I guess my point is that HVs often say quite contradictory and unhelpful things and ultimately you have to work with what your baby will do.

A lot of friends have told me that eating solids really 'clicked' at about 10 months and that's what I'm hoping for.

bakingmad83 Sat 20-Feb-16 21:55:30

I'd always planned to do BLW and just as well, as DS wasn't having anything to do with loaded spoons till he was about 12m. Your DD may just prefer feeding herself finger foods till she's interested in a spoon.

BellaBellaBelle Mon 22-Feb-16 10:07:48

My dd wasn't interested in food at all until she was about 10.5 months old. The health visitor wasn't worried as she was gaining weight, and just said to keep offering. One day things just seemed to click into place, and I noticed more went in her mouth than on the floor! I found she needed a good hour after milk before she would be hungry enough to eat.

She still won't take anything off a spoon (now 13 months) and only eats very small amounts. I think she's just a grazer!

I would keep trying to offer with a spoon but offer lots of finger food too. As others have said, food before one is just for fun smile.

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