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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05-04-2016 20:49 #11
05-04-2016 20:51 #12Senior Member
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My DS hated food. Tried a few times but he only started tasting/trying something at 7ish-8ish months.
05-04-2016 21:18 #13
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.
05-04-2016 21:34 #14Senior Member
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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.
06-04-2016 07:28 #15
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?
06-04-2016 07:42 #16
06-04-2016 07:45 #17Senior Member
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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.
06-04-2016 08:33 #18
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.
06-04-2016 08:41 #19
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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