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Sunday, April 20th 2008, 8:44pm

Do you think my girls are nearly ready

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I dont know if my girls are going to make it to 6mth to start solids! they are know on nearly 8oz and the will only go every 3hrs before they are crying to feed again. I am getting frustrated as I dont know when to start, as they say 6mth, I was talking to someone in the gym and she said in her day it was start weaning at 3mth and allowed cows milk at 6mth! Why do they keep changing their mind about everything all the time? When I was pregnant they changed their mind 3 times on whether you could drink no, yes, no??????
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Sunday, April 20th 2008, 9:08pm

Melanie - when Callum was little it was advised to start weaning at 16 weeks .. which I did and he is absolutely fine ... with Gregor I have to say I think I started weaning again at about 16 weeks because he was ready -- started not lasting as long between feeds, was unsettled during the night more and was opening his mouth when we were all eating
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Sunday, April 20th 2008, 9:33pm

My sister started weaning at about 4 months as my nephew was taking a lot of milk and the HV advised her to go over to solids , i guess it depends on who you talk to and what there feelings are on the subject...

He was fine and took to it pretty much straight away , i think its ultimatly your descion at the end of the day...

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Sunday, April 20th 2008, 9:36pm

Have a read through this.....

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Monday, April 21st 2008, 1:38pm

I tried to wean J at 4mths as he was waking earlier and wanting milk 3hrly so I introduced rice and mush didnt help at all so I went back to just milk till 5/6mth but 9oz bottles.
Cows milk I used in food at 6mths+ (porridge, mash) and at 12mth for there bottles of milk. :D
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Monday, April 21st 2008, 4:09pm

they sound ready for solids to me.... good luck hun x

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Monday, April 21st 2008, 5:11pm

Me personally would hold back on the weaning.
There is a reason for recommending later weaning. Have you done any research on the subject?
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Monday, April 21st 2008, 6:15pm

I started at 5 months because his feeds went erratic, on the advice of my health visitor. Have to say we had a time when he then refused milk and only wanted food and my friends 6 month old is doing this now
He's eating so well now though hun, but praps in hindsight I'd have waited a bit
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Monday, April 21st 2008, 7:47pm

Hiya Melanie,
I would say hang back a bit to be honest ... and bear in mind that just cos one baby is ready, doesn't mean the other is.

J definately needed more than milk, and stupidly we automatically started B too ... In hindsight she wasn't ready, but she got swept along with J.

Weaning is bloody hard work with one baby, let alone 2 ... The blending, changing, scooping, sterilising and freezing - in addition to their usual bottle feeding means that you're doing it pretty much constantly ... Even now, it feels endless some days :rolleyes:

Take a step back, see if you can up the amounts and the frequencies first before moving forward ... and even when you've tried that, you could then step up to the 'hungry baby' milk. Not something that should be doe as standard, in my opinion, but definately worth doing before early weaning.

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Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 8:51pm

Hi

I started to wean mine last week,they were not interested in their milk and were only drinking 4 to 5 ounce instead of 6 to 7... Since then they have become more interested in their milk again.

Z was definately ready as he knew what to do straight away,but H was a bit slower at first, although she seems to have the hang of it now. I dont think she is quite ready tbh but i suppose i am thinking of making my life easier and doing them at the same time

Worrying now that i have done it too early???

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Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 9:12pm

hi there

I would echo what the girls have said and try upping the amounts/frequency or using hungry baby milk if you can. When you do start, take it really slowly, rice, then one food at a time. I was also advised to try solids in the morning so that they have all day to have a possible reaction, rather than at night and then wake!!

Tomas is a huge baby and at 16 weeks I thought I would have to wean him, but we managed to get to 24 weeks - he did seem to settle down a bit and then I think I went a bit fast. Like Kirsty, I think Hollie could have gone a bit longer without solids, but much easier to do it all in one go!

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Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 10:19pm

Had to start mine this week girls they are on 8oz feeds, I spoke to the health visitor and she said they were ready, all the sign were there, mesmerises watching me eat, waking up in the night, crying after feed as still not fulfilled. I have been doing my own food and have just been giving them a couple of teaspoons a day at the moment, I have tried them with carrot and sweet potato and have also made up some butternut squash (as I have read this is good one for no allergic reactions) and parsnip. Have to say the sweet potato went down very well smiles all round today, they have even gone off to sleep very well tonight so will see if they wake in the night tonight! they had started to wak at 2am again!!

Lizzy I wouldnt worry at all, you know when your babies are ready I dont think every baby in world are all ready to wean at six months! everybody is different, it was only 12mth ago that it was ok to wean at 17 weeks, mine are 19weeks this week.
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Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 11:04pm

Are you doing one food for 3 days or longer and then introducing something new?
Remember that their tummies are not used to it and you need to go very slowly just incase they have sensitive tummies.
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Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 8:39am

Hi

Im following the gina ford book, have you got that book mel??

Mine have never been able to have 8oz bottles, howmuch do yours weigh now Mel???

Z was 16lb and H is still only little at 11lb 12

Should i have waited until they increased their milk??? The last few weeks they have not been interested in it though...

Well i have started now so im going to carry on with the weaning...

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Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 10:49am

Hi Lizzy,

Mine both weigh 12lb 3oz, bearing in mind that they are 5 weeks early, I am using the Anabel Karmel book, I'm not using it as gospel just as a guide really, as I have not much idea mainly taking the lead from the girls really.

Dont worry about them not taking that much, my friend has a boy and girl twin 4 wk older than mine and she is weaning and they wont take a full 8oz either so she had to wean as she had to dream feed them at 10pm and then they would wake for another every 4hrs in the night.
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Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 4:29pm

Hannah still wakes for a feed in the night. We feed at half 10 then she wakes at 4am for a feed, but we only give her 2oz otherwise she wont drink her milk at 7. Think she might be waking out of habit though,so might have to do the tough love approach and leave them??

Since weaning they are now poohing 3 times a day where as it used to be only once a day...

I think your two are a really good weight, mine were 4 weeks early. H was 4lb 14 and Z was 6lb 2, think he had all the pies littlemonkey.

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Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 5:12pm

it weird yours are a similar weight to my friends boy and girl!
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Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 9:18pm

Mine were 4lb 10 & 6lb 5.

Lizzy you coud try offering water instead of Milk at night if she goes back to sleep then you wil know its habit. x
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