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Weaning a Premature Baby

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onedayimightforget Mon 02-Jan-17 19:33:04

I should know what I'm doing as DD1 was more premature than DD2 and we weaned her successfully but I don't remember having the same problem. So DD2 is 6 1/2 months actual age (5 months corrected). Advice is to wean according to actual age as that's how long their digestive system has been working. She can hold her head steady but can't sit unaided. She is showing an interest in food and she seems "ready" which is probably why I'm surprised that she seems completely disinterested when we've tried to give her food. We have tried mashed carrot and today we tried some milk mixed with baby rice as I thought something with a familiar flavour might be better. But she just spits it back out and pulls a face.

Does this mean she's not ready? Should I persevere or try again in a few weeks?

Rachelst12 Fri 27-Jan-17 14:06:58

I have the same question!
My son is 6 months (3 corrected), he is very interested in our food, but when I offer puree (parsnip), he doesn't open his mouth but he lets me put it just infront of his gums and he licks it, is that ok? do I keep trying or is he not ready?!

primaryboodle Fri 27-Jan-17 14:10:08

I cant help regarding prematurity but for the first week of weaning my term baby had the same reaction to food - a week later she began tasting and now shes swlllowing 3 weeks later. Some babies just need a transotion phase from milk to food maybe?

Belager Fri 27-Jan-17 14:14:39

DD is 6m, 5 corrected and I started weaning about 2 weeks ago as she's been VERY interested in food the past month. I'm doing baby led weaning so puréed veg which she spoon feeds her chin and eyes herself and steamed veg cut up for her to taste.

MiniMaxi Mon 30-Jan-17 22:24:50

Following as our DS was 6 weeks early and is coming up to 6 months actual so we are starting to think about weaning

ImYourMama Mon 30-Jan-17 22:39:06

DD is 18 weeks, only 6 weeks corrected, my HV has said to try as soon as she hits 6 months. Make sure he's comfortable in his chair, make sure purée is ultra smooth, no hint of lumps. Tiny spoonfuls so he can get the taste and have time to process the flavours.

flowerpower22 Mon 13-Feb-17 17:05:09

My almost 7 month old licks off spoon
Too but I mixed breast or formula in with purée carrots so it was soup

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