When to introduce a third weaned meal

Discussion in 'Weaning & Nutrition' started by poppy, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. poppy

    poppy Mum of Three

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    At the moment we are giving Tristan two weaned meals a day. This is his approximate schedule

    8.00am - milk
    10.30 - weaned meal (usually fruit puree, baby rice and milk)
    In between - some finger foods - usually ends up on the floor!
    2.00 - milk
    5.30 - weaned meal (two courses - i.e. butternut squash, carrot, baby rice and milk and a fruit puree like prunes or apricots)
    7.00 - milk

    When do you suggest we introduce a 'lunch' weaned meal?
     
  2. thelilbump

    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    IMO, i'd move the 1030 breakfast to go with the 8am milk and then put in a lunch around 1pm. Or maybe reduce the finger food so he'll take a lunch or make the finger foods into one sitting and call it lunch?
     
  3. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    Let me know what you decide...we are on 2 meals too but I'm loathed to cut her BM further :s I've just going with the odd finger foods during the day - banana etc. - for a while longer.
    x
     
  4. poppy

    poppy Mum of Three

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    Same here - I don't want to cut back Tristan's day BM too much, especially now that he is pretty much sleeping through now. I also want to insure that he is getting some kind of fluids as it is difficult to get him to drink water.
     
  5. thelilbump

    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    well we have 4 breastfeeds a day, that is slightly reduced from 6. Our routine goes

    8am breakfast (porridge made with cows milk) followed by breast milk feed.

    12.30 lunch - approx 3 ice cubes of veg and a yogurt with small amount of juice taken followed by breastmilk.

    5pm dinner - approx 5 ice cubes of veg or 1 annabel karmel pot of pasta/lentils with veg etc followed by breastmilk

    7pm some sort of desert - normally one banana with half kiwi/ 2 strawberries.

    8.30pm bedtime milk


    My daughter seems to do well on that now it's a routine. She's very patient in the morning so will wait for me to make her breakfast so she'll have that first then milk but i know i'm kinda lucky! She's not that bothered about her lunch time milk anymore so some days we skip that one but only if she's taken enough water from her cup. Hope thats enough milk tho :shrug:
     
  6. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    I had an interesting convo with a HV today... she advised no water or juice until 7-8 months... And 3 meals a day depending on how much milk your baby drinks... Jasmine drinks 30-40oz and has 2 meals a day. I dont give water anyway... she only gets milk.

    She also advised not to give finger foods until 8 months because she dont get filled enough out of finger foods at this point and they need iron fortified foods at 6 months such as cereal or some kind of meat. Fruit and veg are good, but apparently dont have enough iron in them.

    That being said, I still am going to give her rusks and try a finger food here and there. I think I will try adding a meal in at breakfast and the do a lunch and dinner.
     

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