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7 month old weaning help!!!

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GipsyDanger Thu 27-Oct-16 18:34:58

Hello, I've started the weaning process with my ds and I could really do with some advice. Currently he is still having 5 x 8os bottles a day with some food/fruit. I'm going to start building up to the 3 meals a day. At the moment he doesn't have any water at all. Will not drink from a sippy cup he just chews it. Im doing a mix of baby led and spoon fed weaning. Is he drinking too much milk? I still feed him his bottle, should I try and encourage him more to drink it himself. This is my first baby

How long have you been weening for? Dd (8months) is on 3 x 7oz bottles a day.
by 7months dd was on 4 bottles and 2 meals a day which is/was either porridge with fruit or slice of toast for breakfast and then lumpy purée with a pudding for lunch.

Maybe you can try dropping a bottle but adding a meal and see how it works out

GipsyDanger Thu 27-Oct-16 19:25:56

I'm going to try that from tomorrow. He's only really shown an interest in food over the past 2/3 weeks.

dementedpixie Thu 27-Oct-16 19:26:02

I wouldn't drop milk until he takes more food. Neither of mine ever fed themselves from a bottle. What sort of food is he having? Once he gets more protein, carbs, etc he should start to drop his milk of his own accord

SweepTheHalls Thu 27-Oct-16 19:28:11

I didn't change milk feeds at all, but offered water with meals. Gradually she has started to drink more water.

Artandco Thu 27-Oct-16 19:28:56

I would reduce bottle sizes. Try offering 6oz an hour before breakfast, lunch and dinner, then offering food. The other ones move to 6oz also.

GipsyDanger Thu 27-Oct-16 19:31:56

I will give him bananas, orange wedges, bread slices. Porridge. He will eat the jars of food, all kinds. If we're eating out he will suck/chew chicken. He's never rejected anything I've given him...yet grin

dementedpixie Thu 27-Oct-16 19:34:18

Maybe add in cheese, yoghurt, pasta, other meat, etc as they are more substantial than jar foods

Artandco Thu 27-Oct-16 20:39:56

You know he can eat all foods now? An orange segment isn't going to fill him up, and jars or food aren't needed at this age, can just give him whatever your eating.

CatsCantFlyFast Thu 27-Oct-16 20:46:42

Food before one is just for fun. I'd say don't panic about dropping milk - he will do it of his own accord as and when he starts to take more solids. Let him learn about flavours and textures and the processes of swallowing and chewing without pressure. My dd was 9 or 10 months before she started eating more consistently and dropping milk, and that's fine. Their main source of nutrients until 1 is milk

Kiwi32 Thu 27-Oct-16 20:51:38

I had the same problem with chewing a sippy cup. I got something called a doidy cup (inexpensive, have a Google) and my 6 month old got the hang of it really quickly... you need to keep a firm hold though!

GipsyDanger Thu 27-Oct-16 20:59:34

Thank you. I found the weaning guide thing the health visitor gives you. I had a big wobble thinking that I'm doing everything wrong.

I have a munchkin 360 cup which DD loves. Maybe look at one of these

StrawberryQuik Fri 28-Oct-16 09:57:45

It sounds like you are doing really well, my DS is coming up for 7 months and probably still only has a few mouthfuls of food a day (he's offered more but that how much I think goes in) - doing BLW and the odd loaded spoon, he's enjoying himself but he hasn't quite got the hang of swallowing grin....I'm not in the least bit worried, he's getting nutrition from milk.

I second the munchkin cups, DS will drink a few sips with each meal and whenever I get myself a drink

GipsyDanger Fri 28-Oct-16 13:18:17

Thanks strawberry, we've been doing really well today, he's had one bottle, porridge for breakfast and sweet potatoe for lunch. I'll give him another bottle at 3pm. I ordered the 360 bottle as well, hopefully he likes it

DorothyHarris Fri 28-Oct-16 13:31:00

Try giving him something about 30 mins before he's due a bottle, he'll be hungry but not crying and will be more likely to eat it.
My DTS are 7m and we do
6.30 bottle
8.30 porridge
11.30 bottle and nap
2.30 bottle
4.30 tea
7 bottle
We will be adding lunch in a week or so.
I just give them water via a bottle, not advised by HV but I did the same with my DD and she started using a cup properly at around 10 /11 months.

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