weigh in, hv and weaning!

Discussion in 'Weaning' started by Hope81, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Hope81

    Hope81 Well-Known Member

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    so she didnt drop any more centiles (we had a problem with that before) BUT i just found out today that the norwegian plan of weaning starts actually at 4 m and not at 6 m!!!!!

    i dont really mind as its only baby rice,porridge vegetables and fruit until 6 m anyway BUT Amelie has none of it! she will not open her mouth for the spoon whatsoever!

    she is not ready for finger food either as she cant really pick and put in her mouth accurate yet.

    so as the hv was a little worried that she wouldnt take the spoon at all i have to go again next week to see if there is any improvement at all.

    heeeeeh! until now i thought they are pestering me because of the drop in the centiles i didnt actually realise that weaning here actually starts at 4 months with tastes from 14 weeks.

    they want her at 2 meals per day (extra meals not to replace milk just fillers for now and to replace the milk at 20 weeks when it will be milk-meal-milk-meal-milk)

    talk about stressing now as she will not open her mouth for the spoon lol...

    i suppose next week i am gonna tell the hv that we will have to wait until she actually wants food. i mean she dosent even drink her milk i dont see her wanting food either any day soon lol :(

    also when can they actually pick things ok and start putting them in their mouth more accurate? maybe i cna start directly with finger food even if she is not 6 m.

    i think i saw people here starting blw at 4m 1/2 and 5 m!

    i asked what the hurry is with weaning and got told because of the extra need of vitamin d and A etc becasue we live in norway, weanign here starts earlier to rush with the nutritients a little so all the baby rice here is fortified with whatever extra the babies need at that age :roll::shock:
     
  2. MrsT2011

    MrsT2011 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds very stressful Hun!!!

    We started blw at 4 1/2 months although he didn't eat a lot so we tried tw as well. By 5 1/2 months he could pick up most foods to feed himself and he can now feed himself with a spoon as long as I put food on it and hand it to him.

    Maybe just offer tastes on your finger for her until you get the reaction you need from her.
    B was never fussed on his milk but now he eats 3 meals a day and has 3 bottles plus one at night. Just start slowly, you'll be surprised how quickly her appetite will increase x
     
  3. tweetyfoo

    tweetyfoo Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking forward to weaning now so that hopefully Aaron can gain some weight.

    He is showing absolutely no signs of beig ready yet though!


    Please excuse any typos from my fat fingers!
    Tapatalk madness!
     
  4. dyscochick

    dyscochick Well-Known Member

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    we can get free vitamin drops to help with supplements of vit d, if that their main concern can you not get some of those?
     
  5. Hope81

    Hope81 Well-Known Member

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    Dysco she is already on those vitamins so confused.com
    Well I will try every day without forcing her and that's all I can do anyway. One day she will eat lol. Until then I will eat many yummy purees that she will leave untouched lol.
    I offer her finger food every day in from of her (mostly to play I am very aware that she will not eat)
    Thankfully she sits quite ok and almost unaided so not its only up to her to decide that she wants food I suppose????
     
  6. wifeywifey

    wifeywifey Well-Known Member

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    It will be really messy but have you tried sitting her in the high chair with some purée or something and letting her eat it with her hands she might enjoy it and be more open to spoon feeding?
     
  7. Hope81

    Hope81 Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm no! That I dint try!!! I wonder if she will even go for them but I suppose we will see lol! maybe tomorrow before bath :lol:
     
  8. wifeywifey

    wifeywifey Well-Known Member

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    Yeah and in just a nappy. I haven't tried it but figured she will touch it then put her hands in her mouth so she might get a taste.
     
  9. Lolly85x

    Lolly85x Well-Known Member

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    I do this with my LO. He gets a spoon, I get a spoon and he dips his fingers in. It's messy.xxx
     

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