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How to progress with weaning?

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Boop84 Fri 23-Jun-17 09:28:01

My son is 6.5months old and has been having vegetable / fruit puree for 3 weeks now but not really sure where to go from here...his current routine is:

630/7 - Wakes and has 7oz bottle
9/930 - Baby Rice (made with his usual milk) mixed with a puree
11ish - 7oz Bottle
130pm - Puree
3pm - 7oz bottle
7pm - 7oz bottle
10pm - 7oz bottle (he had dropped this for a few week but teething seems to have taken him back to wanting this last bottle)

I have tried introducing wafers/finger foods but he has no interest in putting them in his mouth.

Should I be reducing his bottles now in favour of bigger meals?
He is starting nursery soon so I know that they will be introducing a lunch to him too.

Any tips on where to go from here much appreciated.

Orangebird69 Fri 23-Jun-17 09:32:01

No - do not reduce milk. Milk should still be the main source of food until they're one. Assuming you're FFing, it contains all the nutrients they need. A puree here or a bit of finger food there certainly won't. Dont force it. Give the odd puree, offer the odd bit of finger food. No nursery will expect a baby as young as yours to be doing anything more than just exploring different foods. Certainly not relying on them for meals.

Whatsername17 Fri 23-Jun-17 10:35:27

Try a wider variety of foods. You could introduce baby porridge, weetabix or ready break for breakfast. Offer finger foods too and see what he likes.

AssassinatedBeauty Fri 23-Jun-17 18:39:24

I'd keep putting finger foods (well, anything solid really) in front of him. Don't worry if he isn't interested to begin with. Offer at each meal and he'll get there. Try lots of different things for variety and interest, vary the colours and texture.

I'd agree about not dropping milk feeds, they'll drop on their own naturally as the interest in food increases.

Heirhelp Fri 23-Jun-17 18:40:26

Drop the baby rice is not great for them.

Steph999999 Fri 23-Jun-17 18:51:20

I had a stock of home made purees in the freezer but decided to try baby led so I started making him a slice of toast for lunch and spreading the purees on it as I knew he liked them. I then progressed to toppings he wasn't used to like philly or peanut butter and then into sandwiches. I have him solid finger foods first then some pureed fruit after. He didn't take much food to start with because he took so long to eat I think he got bored hence the puree after but gradually he has upped the amount of solid food he has taken and become more open to taking new foods.

It's just one of those things that takes time. If they eat what you give them great, if not throw it away and give milk. He won't go hungry. Eating is just a new skill that takes time to learn. Keep offering food and eventually he'll get it.

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