Currently trying to give LO one small solid meal a day (like a few pieces of something or few spoonfuls of something) and he just gets too worked up (screams, crying etc) to take it properly, so ends up spitting it out or gagging.
Our baby is the sort of baby who is crying or moaning 70% of the day unfortunately, so this can't be helped, but what do we do around mealtimes? I eventually want to establish him on 3 meals a day but we can't only give him formula forever!
Is there a time of the day where he seems more settled? Maybe after a bottle? Babies don't really need to be on three meals until eight months. What kinds of foods are you trying? Would it be better to look into BLW so he can do it himself?
Maybe he's just not ready yet ? As a PP said maybe try BLW, this was great for us as DD hated us feeding her anything! The BLW book says that 'food is fun til one' my DD was at least 8/9 mths before she took anything near 3 meals a day but I knew she was fine because she was still having her milk. I'd suggest having a go at BLW and keeping mealtimes low ley and fun, food could turn into an issue otherwise.
Thanks Will definitely give this a shot. Hopefully he won't be a fussy eater - my partner is and its hell lol! Oh he'll take his milk fine though so I know its nothing like that
How many times should LO have milk a day if he's having a meal a day out of curiousity?
I was always told not to drop milk when introducing solids, the solids should be as well as milk. I think my LO was still on at least 5 feeds a day at that point but she was feeding little and often, would only go 3 hrs between feeds. I'd keep his milk up, pureed veg doesn't have any calories in, it won't fill him up more than his milk would.
I read somewhere that you should give them milk before a meal of solids in the beginning so they don't feel hungry and frustrated. we are also doing blw and so far so good. not much fussing or anything like that.
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