My DD is now 20 weeks and is now exclusively formula feed. She was breast feed for the first 8 weeks but I failed miserably and couldn't continue (whole other story and post!!). So I'm determined to try and do what's best for her when it comes to weaning.
I've been getting all prepared to do BLW (Have read Gill Rapely's book and have been reading up on other posts on here) so I really wanted to wait until 6 months. However in the process of reading around the subject I found an article from The Gaudian (linked to on iwantmymum.com)which quotes this.........
"But formula isn't best, and that's what most babies are on. This policy is really about what's best for breastfed babies, and formula-fed babies are being bracketed with them and we're told all babies should get milk only to six months. But the formula-fed babies need more. Modified cow's milk isn't good enough for babies to six months."
I now feel paniced that I should be weaning her onto purees and am not providing her with what she needs.
She is very contented, takes a full 7oz feed (5 times a day/night) and is tracking her curve beautifully.
Sounds like a load of tosh to me. DS was ff from birth, and we started BLW him at 25 weeks, no problems at all. He was on 75th centile from the day he was born and continued on it. We needed to up his feeds around 5 months ish because he started draining entire bottles and needing more, but adding in an extra feed did the trick fine.