So my bubs was born 8 weeks early she's nearly 16 weeks old. She currently is formula fed and taking 120mls.
When did you start your prem baby on solids? What did you start them on?
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15-05-2016 14:20 #1
Prem baby starting solids
15-05-2016 14:35 #2
I haven't had a prem baby but I believe you're meant to start them at same age as full term babies unless your paediatrician advises otherwise. 6 months old is the WHO guidelines (although there is a lot of debate about whether 4 months or 6 months is the right age but by 6 months their gut is better able to handle solid food). If bub was 8 weeks prem I'd be sticking to 6 months because it could be her gut is less well developed or more sensitive. But that would of course vary from baby to baby.
Are you in a particular rush to start solids?
Best foods to start on are fruit and veggies. Rice cereal is highly processed and of little nutritional value.
15-05-2016 15:10 #3
No, I'm not in a rush just researching and wanting to hear about other people's experiences.
I'm more than happy to prolong it and I believe she's too little and has an immature stomach to tolerate solids just yet.
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15-05-2016 15:16 #4
Mine was 10 weeks early and her paed, and other specialists, said to follow the guidelines for her actual age, not corrected, so between 4-6 months.
I started her just before 6 months on pureed pumpkin.
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15-05-2016 19:00 #5Senior Member
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I started my 31 weeker at 5.5 months (actual). Before that he had zero interest, and even then he was slow to take much. I did purees first too- sweet potato, carrot, pumpkin, pear etc
15-05-2016 19:07 #6
My Bub was born at 32 weeks but with a very low birth weight. The paed told us to wait until 6 months (corrected age) as he showed no interested in food at all. It took him a little while to get use to food textures.
15-05-2016 19:14 #7Senior Member
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mine was born at 34 weeks. i started him on solids at just under 4 months.
15-05-2016 19:17 #8Senior Member
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My prem was born at 31+5 and I started him at just over seven months actual age and his first food was a thick finger of cucumber - I did BLW with him - though not strictly because his paed was worried about his iron levels so I did spoon feed him as well.
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16-05-2016 19:37 #9
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