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hiya134 Mon 25-Jul-16 22:09:31

A few questions smile

I'm starting my 6 month old dd on food tomorrow but I literally have no idea where to start? I've bought some purees and baby porridge- things like that but what should I give her first? (Later on she will be having home cooked meals) can I start with anything 6months+ or is there a process you should go through?

How much food should she have to start off with and how many times per day?

Also does each 'meal' replace her bottle? (She's on 7oz every 3 hours) or does she have the bottles as normal or do I cut the amount down etc?

I'm literally so confusedconfused first time mummy here (you can probably tell) need to know the basicsgrin Thankyou in advanceflowers

hiya134 Mon 25-Jul-16 23:05:17


BeenThereTooSEL Mon 25-Jul-16 23:19:59

We followed the food after milk rule when we started weaning. So baby will get all the calories they need from milk then food just for a taste. We started weaning 5.5 months, so started with purees then moved onto finger food at 7 months. She now feeds herself at a year and i very rarely spoon feed her as we did a light version on baby led weaning. It's great fun weaning! Good luck!

BeenThereTooSEL Mon 25-Jul-16 23:21:24

Also one food for 3 days so you know if they'll react to it. And we used to do just three spoons at first at lunch time for a week. Then a bit at breakfast for a week. Then a bit at tea time.

How did you get on op? I'm just starting to read into the feeding mine field. I think my DD will like BLW but need to read up on it. A post natal group I went to said BLW wasn't a great idea though

JolieColombe Wed 27-Jul-16 12:14:15

If you're not sure about BLW, you can mix it with spoon feeding. I've done that with both DD's (currently weaning DD2) - some meals I spoon feed (the more filling meals usually, porridge, soup, pasta etc.), but I try to have at least one meal a day (once they moved on to 3 a day) that is made up of finger foods. Less tends to go in (and a lot goes on the floor!), but they have loads of fun, and develop their fine motor skills for when they will be mostly feeding themselves. They really enjoy the independence too smile

hiya134 Wed 27-Jul-16 13:42:23

It's going well so far! Dd has enjoyed banana porridge the last 2 mornings and a tiny bit of a rusk this afternoon (most ended up on the floor) it's like she knew straight away what to do with the food, no wonder she'd been studying me eat for months grin

bigmamapeach Wed 27-Jul-16 16:08:31

Sounds great! Do milk as usual, just try food when baby is relaxed and happy and you are too. Maybe an hour or so after milk? Doesn't really replace milk feed just yet. Can try anything really; avoiding sugar and salt. Have fun with it!!!

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