Gill Rapley Webchat

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Re: Gill Rapley Webchat 8pm Tonight

Postby Pickle bum » 24 Sep 2009, 19:30

Hi Gill,

Hubby and i are very confused and would like to pick ur brains! LO is 5 1/2 months, We started BLW early as she was taking food from our plates and putting it in her mouth so we let her lead. The problem is is that she is becoming v.frustrated at meal times and sometimes cry's even tho she is able to pick up a loaded spoon or veg stick and get it stright into her mouth. Any idea why this could be? when we took her food away she reached for mine so seams to want it, I tried to spoon feed her myself but with the same results. Any ideas? Many thanks Angie x
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Re: Gill Rapley Webchat 8pm Tonight

Postby SparklePetal » 24 Sep 2009, 19:52


this thread was from a while ago when Gill did a special Q&A for us. I don't know if she's dropping in now and then, but suspect she's very busy with her new book, so would you like some of us to share thoughts on your question?

I'd say that the most likely cause I can think of for frustration and tears would be tiredness at meal times. If you started BLW early because LO was grabbing from your won plates then I'm guessing you have a meal time at your own normal evening meal? This might be a bit late in her day to be able to cope well with the BLW. The other thing to bear in mind is making sure that she's not hungry. I know it sounds silly when you're giving her a 'meal', but we don't expect them to actually eat much if anything at such a very early age, particularly as you've started before 6 months. The best time to experiment with food is about 1 hour after a milk feed.

Remember that even if she has the skills to handle the food, her manipulation of it in her mouth might take a little while longer to get good at, so it will be a slow process. Keep things simple for her, keep offering plenty of milk, and come back and let us know how it goes!

If you really want Gill's personal advice you can always try emailing her (address via her website )
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