You know my feelings on weaning, I still hate it!
The finger food issue, just keep offering him bits, Erin loves toast and crumpets cut into slices as well as rice cakes now, at first she would just mush them up then all of a sudden something clicked and she shoved it in her mouth!
Now everything I give her she will try and suck and chew on. Finger foods help them use the muscles that they will use to talk but I don't think you're 'stunting' anything at all!
I'm still waiting for the fun part of weaning though!
i found weaning really stressful at first. i didn't start until 6 months & went straight to blw. i had lots of people asking me beforehand if i'd started weaning, & then i found it hard fitting in 3 meals & her milk feeds & it was like i couldn't go out anywhere!
then everyone i knew seemed to be only giving up to 3 milk feeds a day & bella was still on 5 & i knew logically that was normal for blw babies. however, i kept feeling like i was maybe holding her back.
she's only just cut a milk feed & started to eat significant amounts of food in the last 3 weeks or so. & i'm finding it a lot easier than i did at 6 months.
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