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About to start weaning - please help with some basic questions

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Kalinka Sun 05-Jul-09 10:57:54

My little boy is nearly 5 months old and is bottle fed. I've started trying him on baby rice, but information I read about when to do these feeds seems to be a bit confusing, so could someone please help?

I'm currently doing 5 bottle feeds. Should the 'solids' form part of one of these, or should I introduce a separate meal time specifically for that purpose?
As I increase the amount of baby rice I give him, should I decrease the amount of milk on one of the other feeds?
At which point do I substitute one of the bottle feeds with a 'solid' meal (or 2?)?

Any advice would be hugely appreciated! Thank you!

Rsmum Sun 05-Jul-09 11:35:42

I hope this thread doesn't start a riot like the weaning thread yesterday. I am finding Annabelle Karmel book on weaning very helpful. I started with one half portion of rice in the middle of the day right in the middle of the third feed. In other words gave half of milk feed then baby rice then rest of milk feed. Did this for 2 days then cos he was doing so well gave full portion next day on day 3. But use your baby's response as a guide for you.

lorddumpling Sun 05-Jul-09 15:38:56

I have a weaning chart on my web site which may come in handy for you.

Access it at

Good luck!!!

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