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6month old weaning - feeling confused

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Fattynoms02 Wed 05-Apr-17 09:20:28

My dd has just turned 6 months so we're starting weaning. I've tried her with some carrot puree which she has pulled a comical face at!
I'm feeling really confused about how much to give her? When to increase it? What times of day? How does it fit around nap times and milk feeds?
She is bf although I'm desperately trying to get her to take a bottle.
Sorry if these are really obvious questions!

HandbagFan Wed 05-Apr-17 20:55:47

At first just give her food once a day - build it up to three over the next month or two. Tike the food so it's about an hour after a milk - stops them being ravenous and frustrated.

I can't help on how much purée to give as I went straight to proper food - pitta bread and cucumber was DS's first meal - but I'm sure someone else can help.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 08-Apr-17 08:25:15

If you want to use purees, I'd try about one or two ice cubes worth.

As for the bottle, have you tried her with a cup instead? If you search MN there will be lots of threads on bottle refusal smile

Have you read the MN info on weaning? This Kellymom page is good too and here are the NHS guidelines which include the very useful advice to build upto 3 meals between 8 and 9 months. So there's no rush smile

How are things going now? Have you tried her with and finger food yet? smile

Fattynoms02 Sat 08-Apr-17 19:08:06

Thanks both for the advice. Not tried finger foods yet as dd has had a cold this week and been out of sorts.
Will take a look at other threads re bottle refusal, got a family party coming up and I really want to be there!

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 08-Apr-17 20:09:11

Both of mine were bottle refusers. I have been know to stuff them full of oatibix leave a cup of ebm and go out smile

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