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Old May 12th, 2011, 08:46 AM   91
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I think that there is ALOT of info out there for weaning but very little on weaning a prem which is such hard work would be nice if the people putting together all the info realised that there are prem babies in the world too xx
They do, a simple search will find you plenty of information on the subject.

However the OP in this thread was not asking regarding advice for a prem baby which I'm sorry to say you keep coming back to and telling us this as previous posters have already stated

I'm sure those who have prem babies are fully aware that it is slightly different and I'm sure they all get the correct medical advice from professionals.



 
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Old May 12th, 2011, 09:09 AM   92
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What kind of problems can it cause by weaning early? Digestive problems? xx
the one that scares me is that it has been linked to inflammatory bowel problems- google 'chrons disease' or 'ulcerative colitis' and its not nice- i have seen young (age 18) people who have had most of their small bowel removed due to IBD- i know not everyone who has IBD was weaned early- just like not everyone with lung cancer smokes ------ and i know millions of people- including myself as a baby have been weaned early and had no problems i am not willing to take the risk on my LO.

weaning age really is a melting pot for a lot of opinions, but IBD is my main concern-



 
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I think that there is ALOT of info out there for weaning but very little on weaning a prem which is such hard work would be nice if the people putting together all the info realised that there are prem babies in the world too xx
They do, a simple search will find you plenty of information on the subject.

However the OP in this thread was not asking regarding advice for a prem baby which I'm sorry to say you keep coming back to and telling us this as previous posters have already stated

I'm sure those who have prem babies are fully aware that it is slightly different and I'm sure they all get the correct medical advice from professionals.
well al just not post anymore then, if I seem to bore you all, but I do have a baby too you know and care for her, and I did answer the question on what the problems can be!!!



 
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I don't think anyone was saying you were boring, it's just that this is a thread from someone who is considering weaning early under 'normal' circumstances, and your situation with your LO is not strictly relevant, as you have special circumstances that the OP doesn't have. So just because it might be best for your LO to have food early it doesn't mean it is for the OP's baby.



 
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Old May 12th, 2011, 10:08 AM   95
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I don't think anyone was saying you were boring, it's just that this is a thread from someone who is considering weaning early under 'normal' circumstances, and your situation with your LO is not strictly relevant, as you have special circumstances that the OP doesn't have. So just because it might be best for your LO to have food early it doesn't mean it is for the OP's baby.
^This, and I'm not sure why people need to keep going in circles with you over this, do you not understand that a full-term baby's weaning needs are not the same as your preemie? Why intentionally bring it up and possibly confuse mothers of full-term non-medical need babies?

Mine was 1 week late and 9lb 3oz but with severe reflux - yes, I started him on fruit puree early at around 16 weeks on medical advice purely for reflux but I don't go ahead and offer that to mothers with non-reflux babies. My situation, like yours, is not typical. His acid reflux pain and your daughter's lack of nutrient development in the womb is a problem which the risk is more than the small risk of future IBS etc. so we introduce solids a little earlier. OP's baby and other full-term babies do not have acid reflux pains or lack nutrient development from prematurity therefore the risks of early weaning are simply not worth it.



 
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As someone with IBS, even if I thought my baby was "ready" for weaning earlier than 6 months, I'd still hold off - I wouldn't wish IBS or other similar conditions on my worst enemy, never mind my little baba. I wouldn't ignore medical advice under any other circumstances, so why ignore medical advice on weaning? It's all well and good to say that guidelines used to be different, but we used to think the Earth was flat. Things change as research gets more sophisticated!



 
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I did answer the question that was originally asked though did I not



 
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I don't think anyone was saying you were boring, it's just that this is a thread from someone who is considering weaning early under 'normal' circumstances, and your situation with your LO is not strictly relevant, as you have special circumstances that the OP doesn't have. So just because it might be best for your LO to have food early it doesn't mean it is for the OP's baby.
^This, and I'm not sure why people need to keep going in circles with you over this, do you not understand that a full-term baby's weaning needs are not the same as your preemie? Why intentionally bring it up and possibly confuse mothers of full-term non-medical need babies?

Mine was 1 week late and 9lb 3oz but with severe reflux - yes, I started him on fruit puree early at around 16 weeks on medical advice purely for reflux but I don't go ahead and offer that to mothers with non-reflux babies. My situation, like yours, is not typical. His acid reflux pain and your daughter's lack of nutrient development in the womb is a problem which the risk is more than the small risk of future IBS etc. so we introduce solids a little earlier. OP's baby and other full-term babies do not have acid reflux pains or lack nutrient development from prematurity therefore the risks of early weaning are simply not worth it.
I do bring it up but its in no way intentional sometimes a question asked I answer with my own experiance, other people come across and answer some things i ask about weaning like BLW or weaning after 6 month, when they know I TW and started Ellie well before 6 month and thats because that is there experiance not because they want to intentionally confuse me???



 
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Old May 15th, 2011, 06:42 AM   99
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As someone with IBS, even if I thought my baby was "ready" for weaning earlier than 6 months, I'd still hold off - I wouldn't wish IBS or other similar conditions on my worst enemy, never mind my little baba. I wouldn't ignore medical advice under any other circumstances, so why ignore medical advice on weaning? It's all well and good to say that guidelines used to be different, but we used to think the Earth was flat. Things change as research gets more sophisticated!
I don't see why anyone would risk increasing the chances of their child getting digestive issues by weaning early unless they have to for medical reasons.
I have coeliac disease and I definitely wouldn't wish that on my child (I was weaned at 4 months) and my brother just had surgery to remove part of his bowel because of ulcerative colitis (and almost missed the birth of his second child because of it)

the Earth IS flat though



 
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Old May 15th, 2011, 11:43 AM   100
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I think most people who wean before 6 months, whether on the doctor's advice or not, don't give any wheat/gluten products before 6 months. At least I know I didn't, nor did anyone else I know personally who has weaned early. Also, I'm not saying that early weaning didn't cause your celiac's disease, but the one person I know with it wasn't weaned until 5.5 months, and had no wheat until 8 months (I know this because I had him ask his mother when I was starting weaning).



 
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