HV invited us to weaning class - UPDATE

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HV invited us to weaning class - UPDATE

Postby Marie77 » 13 Sep 2007, 10:13

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Postby Fozza » 13 Sep 2007, 12:09

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Postby Marie77 » 14 Sep 2007, 09:54

Thank you for all the opinions ladies!

Ma'er - unfortunately our parents are collectively stuck in the 70s when it comes to kids and they see our relaxed approach in bringing them up as the end of the Western world ... They seem to be disappointed that despite our insufficient ways we have two lovely, happy and well-mannered sons!

Carey - I like your HVs answer allweaning is baby-led that sounds very true.

I have to confess we started DS1 really early - at 14 weeks and dida mixture of purree and what we were eating. I can say it worked brilliantly with him, he is eating for himself for ages and eats everything apart from tomatoes and dried apricots and really loves his fruit and veg (she brags - sorry).

I am just worried that this way wont work with my little songbird as heis so eczema prone.

I think I will go and listen, maybe I get something more out of it than tea and biscuits :D
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Postby AB&M » 16 Sep 2007, 15:46

I went to one when Bruno was 4 months just as part of my research. She was toeing the party line on BLW - they aren't allowed to endorse or even comment on BLW due to the perceived high risk of choking. She did caveat that by saying all they could do was learn by past mistakes and mentioned the little girl who died from a cherry tomato, was that last year?

Outside of her official role, I have seen her praise babies for self feeding and playing with food so I do wonder whether she's a little bit for it...
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Postby TinkerbellesMum » 19 Sep 2007, 09:17

I'm kind of jealous! Having a baby early I missed out on all antenatal classes, they were supposed to start the next week, and I've never had anything post natal either.

I don't understand where the whole "party line" thing comes from, the NHS weaning guide says to use finger food with mash if you want to (can't remember the exact wording) and there is so much BLW support in other areas. I found out about BLW from an NHS breastfeeding group and my HV is really supportive of it. Someone posted on the blog that their NHS Trust is promoting BLW as the way to do it, someone else said that London(?) is employing someone to support BLWing parents.

I think it's time some health professionals caught up with "the party line"!
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Postby AB&M » 19 Sep 2007, 10:55

Can you remember who said that about London? Our dietician didn't mention this at her weaning class but maybe its new? Also my HV didn't know anything about BLW when I told her.

I am definitely not getting (or expecting really!) any support from the professionals here in London and if there is something I'd be really keen to join up if only to show that we are out there!
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Postby TinkerbellesMum » 19 Sep 2007, 11:41

I can't, I'll see if I can uncover something over there.
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Postby Spottyshoes » 22 Sep 2007, 18:59

Tut tut our HV! She didnt even mention BLW. We went when babyshoes was 16 wks and was told to wean him then. (not even remotely showing signs of needing it btw). According to her the 6mth guidlines are put in place to ensure everyone reaches the 4 month mark!
This has been typical of her and I tend just to smile and nod at various health professionals then go away and do our own thing :D
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