Help! Fellow Gina Ford Weaning followers please read

Discussion in 'Feeding & Nutrition' started by dolly, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. dolly

    dolly Active Member

    Sep 27, 2006
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    hi eveyone,

    I am a couple of weeks into weaning and very confused. I started when my baby was 22 weeks and followed the plan for a 4 month old baby in Gina Ford. The reason being is that she explains that feeding your baby too much too soon is bad for his digestive track. hence why i did not go straight to the 5 month plan.

    I am still doing the 4 month plan, even though he is 24 weeks next Thursday. Do I automatically switch to doing her 6 month plan next week? will his little stomach be able to take it? and if I keep doing the 4, and then 5 month plan, will he be getting all the nutrients he needs?

    Its annoying, as government guidelines are to start at 6 months, but she doesn't really give you that option! its start at 4 months or nothing??

    What did everyone else do? and is there a good book for when you start weaning at 6 months??

    thanks guys
    D xx
  2. Hellokitty

    Hellokitty Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2006
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    I'm not follow a plan, but I say follow baby's lead, they show you how much they want and what they like/dislike. Just stay away from gluten products until 6 months.

    You don't need a plan, cave-women didn't have a plan, or a blender for that matter! oooh I wonder if they pre-chewed food for babies like other animals do!?
  3. Rosieroo

    Rosieroo Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2005
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    He will still be getting all the nutrients he needs from his milk, at the mo it's all about tastes and textures. So I'd do the 5 month plan as there are certain things they can eat at 6 months that aren't recommended before that time, like gluten :)

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