Weaning premies

Discussion in 'Weaning' started by glass angel, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. glass angel

    glass angel Well-Known Member

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    Hi all!

    The Bliss guidelines say to wean premise from 5 months, and our HV agrees. Something to do with helping them catch up with the nutrients they missed before birth. Anyway, Seb is 5 months next week, we tried some baby rice this morning but he wasn't really having any of it! Does anyone have any tips? Should I try again tomorrow or leave it a week or so?

    It's disappointing that yet another thing I'd planned on has had to change, I wanted to try BLW but that's not recommended for premies (and we're still a way away from even beginning to pick things up). But weaning will be fun anyway, and the freezer is prepped with purees :)

    Carrie x
     
  2. tweetyfoo

    tweetyfoo Well-Known Member

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    is that 5 months corrected age?
     
  3. glass angel

    glass angel Well-Known Member

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    No, 5 months from birth, as long as that is at least 3 months corrected and baby doesn't have any health conditions needing a special diet. I was surprised, but I've checked with a few health professionals. But probably best check with your HV too.

    Carrie x
     
  4. glass angel

    glass angel Well-Known Member

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    Seb has decided we'll wait til next weekend - I probably had the rice a bit thick because it, and his milk, ended up vomited down his jumper!
     
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    tweetyfoo Well-Known Member

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    My HV advised me not to wean him till 7 months.

    I think I'm going to start at 6 months unless the dietician tells me otherwise x


    Please excuse any typos from my fat fingers!
    Tapatalk madness!
     
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    beckyboo1 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure about preemies but baby rice is pretty lacking in most things, including taste!!

    If you're going to started do veg purées as they're more nutritious and tadtier
     
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    glass angel Well-Known Member

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    I've made some pear puree, so we'll see how that goes tomorrow!
     

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