So took DD to mchn today for 6 month app.
DD has been on purees since 4 months, but was told by the mchn to change to BLW and that she doesn't need purees and I shouldn't give her anymore.
So i tried it at lunch today and she ate nothing. She played with it a little bit, but actually didn't eat any of it. The mchn said not to worry about that, but i am. Really worried.
DD has been having 3 meals a day and now changing to a new concept that she doesn't know, I'm worried that I will be starving her!
Any tips or advice??
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19-01-2012 12:30 #1
Changing from purees to BLW
19-01-2012 13:36 #2
perhaps its too drastic to change straight from one to the other.
maybe you could feed her the puree's but maybe dont puree it so much leave it a bit chunkier each time so she learns chewing and different textures.
but also offer finger food and encourage her to try it.
that way she's still eating but also getting opportunities to try finger foods too
19-01-2012 13:41 #3
That sounds like a much better idea, and I did suggest to the mchn, but she said no.
But I feel I am depriving her of food I don't do something halfway....
19-01-2012 13:46 #4
DD2 did that as well, she played and played for about 2-3 days and then started feeding herself. I would give her both purees and finger foods for a few days until she gets the hang of it, but start with the finger foods, let her have a play, and after 10 or 15 mins spoon-feed her the purees.
I started off giving cooked asparagus, zucchini, pumpkin, broccoli, cauliflower and very well cooked carrot... any veg that could be cut into wedges for fist-holding. She especially loved it if she thought I was giving her some of my dinner!
Don't worry, it just takes them a bit of time to work out they can do it for themselves
19-01-2012 13:47 #5Senior Member
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Just remember they give you their opinion. It's not really much different to coming on here and you will receive so many different opinions on what you should do next. Their word is not gospel and you DO NOT have to do what she says if your not comfortable with it
I went to the clinic a few days ago and was told to start going from purees to fork mashed. This sounds about right to me so i will go with it over the next few weeks. To me it seems right to slowly change the texture over time until DS is eating cut up food
Just do what feels right for you... nobody knows your baby like you do
19-01-2012 13:50 #6
I agree with everything RmumR has said... I know DD2 loved BLW, but she pretty much started on that so it probably wasn't such a shock to her. DD1 wasn't BLW, and we had to do things more gradually. You know your child better than any MCHN...
19-01-2012 13:51 #7
she wont starve, she should be getting all her nutrition etc from whatever milk source she gets (ie boob/formula). so u feed her her milk first, then offer finger foods. with proper BLW, u shouldnt make her anything anyways, just give her pieces of whatever u are having.
good luck, just remember "food for under one is meant to be fun" LOL
19-01-2012 13:52 #8
Your baby won't starve - but I can understand your concern
Before the age of 1, food should be 'just for fun'. Ie an exploration of texture, taste and colour - but babies *should* be getting most of their nutritional needs met by the milk they're being fed until at least the age of 12 months.
BLW has good, solid scientific foundations - but you're your bub's mum and your CHN is going to have her ideas and they're not always going to be compatible with your ideas. Don't do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable. Especially not if your bub is happy and thriving
If you *do* want to explore BLW, maybe a good alternative to switching all in one go is to do both purees and BLW at once - ie feed your bub what you normally would but also give some food to play with, being aware that she's probably not going to eat too much of it, but that's okay - it's simply about the exploration. That way it won't stress you out that she's not eating what she used, but she'll still get the fun and exploratory play with food?
Good luck Hope you can come to a solution that works for your bub and you
19-01-2012 13:53 #9
19-01-2012 13:58 #10Senior Member
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I would progress to blw - depending on the consistency of the purée if it has been like milk then going to say a stalk of broccoli that's a massive change.
Maybe do breakfast purée, lunch finger foods then dinner purée/mash.
There's nothing wrong combining the two especially at 6 months.
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