Lizzy - posted on 04/12/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )
We started him on food about a week ago, and he took to it so well.
He is on Aptimil Hungry milk, which is a little thicker than other milks, and is aparently meant to delay weaning?! But after every feed we found him crying for more, and wasnt satisfied, so we started him on food, and he loves it!! He is having a veg lunch for his mid-day feed, and a meaty dinner in the afternoon (e.g. Cow & Gate sweet potato and Cow & Gate Grandpas sunday lunch) He usually feeds every 4 hours, has 5 lots of milk a day (8oz of water to 7scoops, as he doesnt like drinking water, so we up the water in the feed - and i know a lot of people will protest against it.) and his last feed at night he has a little baby rice in to thicken it up so he sleeps through the night. I don't know whether i should start him on some breakfast, as i think it may be moving way too fast, though he had a banana today and he loved it, eating and chatting away like there was no tomorrow. He just loves his mushed up fruit and veg - scoffs the lot quite happily now! He does know when hes full, as he spits it out usually, and hes not sick after his meals.
I don't really know where this is going... but is 16lb a normal weight?? And what do i do when hes 6 months and need to cut out the amount of milk? Do i replace it with a yogurt? AAAHH its all pretty new to me as its my first child.
Thank you so much for your help.