Hi lovely parents, I really need so.help and advice. Currently sat here crying after another unsuccessful breakfast. My little girl is 27 weeks and we've been trying weaning for 4 weeks now and it's pretty much unsuccessful and I'm at my wits end. Her weight gain is still ok and I did ask at the health centre last week but I came away feeling like I was doing something wrong but also not knowing what I should be doing different.
LO is EBF and does take a bottle of expressed milk. We wake up and she'll play for about an hour then have some milk and play for an hour more before breakfast. We be tried baby rice, weetabix (both made with breast milk), yogurt and fruit, melon, banana and other fruits but she'll have about half a mouthful at most. We've tried both letting her feed herself and spoon feeding. She'll suck a bit of melon and have a small amount off the spoon but then really gets grumpy.
We then have snacks throughout the day which go slightly better. She eat a bit of bread stick and quite likes cucumber. She loves sucking on my apple cores when I'm done.
We then have the same drama at dinner. We keep trying new things but to no avail. She'll play with it but doesn't eat much.
Older family members aren't helping ("when you were little we started weaning at 3 months so by this age babies were happy eating and you knew they were getting all their nutrients". Great. Thanks. So helpful).
I'm starting to worry now that she's not getting enough food or is going to become a really fussy eater. She still breast feeds throughout the day happily.
We've tried eating all together and lots of praise.
Sorry for a long post. Really hope someone can help!