DS is 28 weeks and we have been weaning (ina V relaxed manner) since he was 26 weeks. He is BF and refuses to eat anything savoury! I have done carrott, parsnip and sweet potato with no luck, mixed with my milk, no luck! He like baby porridge and LOVES fromage frais but just shudders when I give him anything remotely savoury then cries and refuses to open his mouth! I haven't pushed it as I am hoping it's not really important at the moment but when do they start liking/tolerating savoury??! I give him bread and cheese etc to feed himself as well but this doesn't seem to make them any more attractive!
blondie, your baby is still a very new 'weanling'....you're right not to push things as his 'job' at the moment is just to get used to the idea that there are different tastes and textures and ways of getting food in, other than breastmilk and breastfeeding
It is absolutely not important at all at the moment, just as you suspect.
In time, he will increase his repertoire. Just keep offering him different foods to hold, explore and lick, and he will get there
Thanks for the replies. I am offering finger food as well, but the dog ends up with most of that! Will try to keep stressing minimal and avoid the baby clinic for a while - last time we went she was very condescending because I was still breastfeeding , DS had slipped a teeny bit under 50th %ile so she said it was a good job I'd started solids. Don't see how they're going to make him put weight on, if I was worried about him (I'm not) I'd offer more milk surely???