We started weaning at 5 months and 4 days after speaking to a health visitor. I wanted to wait until 6 months but LO had other ideas!
He has taken to food really well (traditional weaning) and refuses the breast in favour of food (he begun doing this before introducing solids which was one of the reasons we offered solids).
He currently has breakfast and dinner, when do I introduce lunch? I am so afraid of him feeding even less from me. He has around 7 feeds a day now which I hope is enough. I feed on demand and offer regularly which results in getting bitten when he doesn't want it!!
He doesn't take a bottle which I am fine with except he doesn't take a sippy cup either. He is constipated so I have had to resort to spoon feeding him water which I feel terrible for because he is expecting food on the spoon!
I managed to cup feed a little but it didn't go too well.
Any sippy cup recommendations?
I'd appreciate any help/suggestions.
Freya is TW with an emphasis on finger foods (she refused to be spoon fed initially so we were thinking we'd have to go down the BLW route. Now she's spoon feeding again, but is doing really well with finger foods so I don't want to give that up!).
I've started given Freya a light lunch of mainly finger foods - ie rice cake with cream cheese, veg/fruit sticks etc - and saving the spoon feeding more for brekkie and tea. That way she's still getting the skills of playing with finger food, but she doesn't "eat" as much so hasn't dropped a feed. It's working for us so far.
I have no advice for the sippy cup unfortunately, as Freya loves hers, but maybe try a different type? x
I like the idea of finger foods for lunch as then I won't worry I'm giving him too much too soon. I don't like to over feed him solids and keep reminding OH of the above quote "food under one is just for fun". He likes to see him eating and thinks it's good. I have told him my milk is still better for him.
I tried giving water in an open cup but that didn't work either. I will have to try another sippy cup. I have tried two different types. A Tommee Tippee 4 months plus and Nuby 6 months plus. Any recommendations gratefully received.
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