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Old Feb 20th, 2017, 01:18 AM   1
Babylove100
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Help, 7mth old has no interest in weaning!


So, I've been weaning for a month now and I can honestly say in that whole time he has probably had about 5 spoonfuls! I've tried everything, puréed, blw and I'm at a loss. What else can I try??? Any help greatly appreciated x



 
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Old Feb 20th, 2017, 01:20 AM   2
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He currently has 4 8oz bottles a day, so I thought I'd try reducing the first 3 feeds to 6oz and give the missing 2oz when we have breakfast, lunch and dinner to see whether he'll associate food with being fed. I'll then give him a full 8oz bottle at his bedtime feed. Any thoughts?



 
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Old Feb 20th, 2017, 07:42 AM   3
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Honestly he is so young, it's not something that needs forced yet. Just keep offering a little something when you have meals and eventually he will get more interested right now milk should still be the main food/nutrition.. Which is why they say food before 1 is just for fun so don't stress! I wouldn't cut his milk honestly but I'm not sure what others have done when formula feeding. Some babies just take longer being interested in solid foods and that's ok



 
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Old Feb 20th, 2017, 12:02 PM   4
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Just keep doing what you're doing and try not to overthink it. I wouldn't expect him to do much more than play with food before about 10 months to a year. Some babies eat massive amounts from the start but most don't. My friend's daughter literally ate 4 chicken strips her very first meal, but mine mostly just played and picked at things until about 9 months (we did blw). Then one day she fed herself half of like a 5 inch quiche! And the next day for breakfast ate a whole (adult sized) bowl of porridge and a whole banana. That's more than I can eat for breakfast! Just give him food to play with, eat together when you can, eat the same foods whenever possible and just give it a few months. You'll likely see a bit difference pretty soon. I wouldn't reduce his milk though. Mine was still on 6 bottles a day at that age. It reduced on its own around 9-10 months when she started eating more.



 
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Old Feb 20th, 2017, 13:14 PM   5
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Thanks ladies. I'm definitely giving up on the purées, he just doesn't want it. He did however eat some of his toast today! Whohoo! I gave him pasta for the first time which he just played with so I'll keep at it. We'll get there!



 
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Old Feb 21st, 2017, 01:20 AM   6
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I agree with the others. Sit down together so he can observe you eating - he may try to put things in his mouth, he may not, but he'll still be learning about meal times and the smells and textures of food.



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