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    I tried starting DS on solids at 5.5 months on medical advice. He didn't have a single bite until around 7-7.5 months. If bub isn't interested, there's no point in forcing the issue anyway. I say leave it if you think that's where she's at.

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    My DS hated food. Tried a few times but he only started tasting/trying something at 7ish-8ish months.

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    6 months for both our boys but their diets still consisted mostly of BM. The solids weren't really substitutes, more a sort of play/trying new things. They didn't properly start eating solids til about 8 months. BLW definitely helps with getting them to eat.

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    Offered BLW to DS2 at about 6.5 months, he didn't really eat anything until about 8 months. No issues. He wasn't hungry at all, still had plenty of bf.

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    Thanks all dd3 is almost 8.5kg and doing pretty good on just booby. I just wanted to hear anecdotal stories for those it worked out for. I rang my paed in bris yesterday and he said I could wait till 9-10mths as milk is still very important. The only issue was iron levels but if I have good iron levels some will transfer in BM and also we need to start straight onto iron rich foods like meat and leafy greens.

    Reason I asked was that the idiot MACH nurses here in the ACT went off the deep end. I was denying my child rice cereal and purees. Really WTF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    Thanks all dd3 is almost 8.5kg and doing pretty good on just booby. I just wanted to hear anecdotal stories for those it worked out for. I rang my paed in bris yesterday and he said I could wait till 9-10mths as milk is still very important. The only issue was iron levels but if I have good iron levels some will transfer in BM and also we need to start straight onto iron rich foods like meat and leafy greens.

    Reason I asked was that the idiot MACH nurses here in the ACT went off the deep end. I was denying my child rice cereal and purees. Really WTF?
    I found the same thing with some of the MACH nurses, in ACT too. There were a couple who were really good about me knowing my child, and pretty well left me to it, but others kept pushing different things. I think a lot of them are quite set in their ways. If she's not ready, she's not ready. I've known plenty of bubs who didn't start solids until at least 8 months.

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    My now 2yo wasn't really interested until about 7.5 months. Paed told us to start him at about 4 months and I did on and off from 4 months until 7.5 months. I did puréed to start but he only started enjoying food at 9 months when I switched to finger foods. Next time I would do BLW as all the kids I see that have done now are much less fussy. My son eats all fruits and lots of veg and salads but I still can't get him eating meat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    Thanks all dd3 is almost 8.5kg and doing pretty good on just booby. I just wanted to hear anecdotal stories for those it worked out for. I rang my paed in bris yesterday and he said I could wait till 9-10mths as milk is still very important. The only issue was iron levels but if I have good iron levels some will transfer in BM and also we need to start straight onto iron rich foods like meat and leafy greens.

    Reason I asked was that the idiot MACH nurses here in the ACT went off the deep end. I was denying my child rice cereal and purees. Really WTF?
    My son started at 5.5 months, but he was certainly ready. It sounds like your little one is thriving on her milk so I wouldn't worry too much about the MACH nurse.

    I am in Canberra too, and had a moron MACH nurse tell me that I was only breastfeeding my son beyond 12 months for my benefit She also advised me to give him milo as he wasn't interested in cows milk! I assume some of these people get their qualifications out of a corn flakes box. You know your bub better than anyone else so I'd definitely go with your gut and perhaps never see that MACH nurse again.

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    I'm going to avoid the whole MACH system. Bunch of idiots with outdated or simply just bad advice.

    My first MACH visit was a disaster too. Dd3 was too fat at 4mths so I had to reduce milk and start on solids plus drop all night feeds. And when I said I was struggling with PND- I got told I would be put on their waiting list and to expect a call in 6-8wks. Thankfully my ob in bris mailed me a script for meds and got me into a phone counselling service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    I'm going to avoid the whole MACH system. Bunch of idiots with outdated or simply just bad advice.

    My first MACH visit was a disaster too. Dd3 was too fat at 4mths so I had to reduce milk and start on solids plus drop all night feeds. And when I said I was struggling with PND- I got told I would be put on their waiting list and to expect a call in 6-8wks. Thankfully my ob in bris mailed me a script for meds and got me into a phone counselling service.
    😦😦😦

    I've had some terrible experiences with MACH's but that is truly jaw dropping. I'm glad you got some support from your OB. Hope you're on the road to feeling better.


 

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