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
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?
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
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.
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!
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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