Baby Led Weaning

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Ladies, feel free to express yourselves…

Sunday, August 20th, 2006
Righto, Aitch here. I have NO IDEA what this is going to look like on the page but since an interesting expressing chat has broken out out the main page I thought I would give it a bit more prominence by cutting and pasting it to here as I'm sure it is a subject a lot of people will be interested in.

So if you wouldn't mind posting any further thoughts at the bottom of this in the usual 'leave comment' style, that would be great, as I think it was getting a bit buried on the other. Fingers crossed it works…

Re: Welcome to Baby Led Weaning – two friends, two babies, no spoons…
The Momma
on Wed 16 Aug 2006 21:49 BST |  Profile |  Permanent Link
So great to find information about baby-led
weaning. My local authority is promoting baby-led weaning. My little
one is four months old and I can't wait for her to experience real food
not mush!!! Going back to work when she is eight months old. Worried
how much expressed milk I will have to send her to nursery with. Will I
have to install a milking shed in my back garden??? How much milk feed
will she need then? Any idea???????

Re: Re: Welcome to Baby Led Weaning – two friends, two babies, no spoons…
on Wed 16 Aug 2006 22:02 BST |  Profile |  Permanent Link
Don't panic, you'll be fine. I believe what
people do is breastfeed in the morning and in the evenings and a lot of
babies manage fine with water and solids during the day. so while you
might still want to send in some expressed breast milk it shouldn't be
too much.
i formula feed and i am with the baby all day but even i have noticed
that she drinks much, much less milk during the day now that she has
water and finger foods.
what's your local authority, by the way?

Clever Authority
The Momma
on Thu 17 Aug 2006 09:26 BST |  Profile |  Permanent Link
Ta for quick reply. Authority is Staffordshire
Moorlands. Went to Weaning talk already to go forth and buy pots, ice
cube trays, plastiuc spoons, etc and came out elated!!! BLW is whet
everyone should be doing. Trying to spread the word to my
Stoke-on-Trent minded friends. One has held off shoveling baby rice
down her child's throat until she sees me today for a rehash of the
talk!!! Health Visitor use UNICEF/Gill R info to deliver and gave

Glad to hear I won't have to give nursery loads of milk. Guess I will have to see how much milk having in four months!!

When should I be putting my little babe in high chair at table with
us? Any tips on best chair to buy? Talk suggested when she could sit up
by self.

Re: Clever Authority
on Thu 17 Aug 2006 11:04 BST |  Profile |  Permanent Link
might i direct you to Top Tips: Buying a Highchair…?

personally, i can't recommend the white plastic one from Ikea too
highly. it costs £11.99 but i'd buy it again at five times the price.

Re: Re: Clever Authority
on Thu 17 Aug 2006 21:13 BST |  Profile |  Permanent Link
just to agree with Aitch the IKEA white
plastic one is great its cheap and easy to clean. Boomer was in one
from pretty much bang on six months, and it was actually in the swedish
monster foodhall. Also having used a variety of highchairs in various
restraunts the IKEA one is the best for younger babies as they don't
loll about. but i've also seen much bigger kids in them too.

Re: Re: Welcome to Baby Led Weaning – two friends, two babies, no spoons…
on Thu 17 Aug 2006 21:26 BST |  Profile |  Permanent Link
Hi Momma

My little one is 7 months old now and I have been back at work 3 weeks.
I work Wed Thur Fri and am out of the house from 8-7. I express three
times at work and only manage to get 9-10oz at the moment. I send her
to nursery with 2 bottles of the expressed milk from the day before and
a small bottle of formula. Everything I express on Friday I store until
the following Wednesday. I use a small lager fridge to keep it cool at
work. I thought it would be very difficult to carry on feeding while at
work but haven't found it too bad….Good luck


Work and Expressing
The Momma
on Fri 18 Aug 2006 10:30 BST |  Profile |  Permanent Link
Hi JennT

Do express each morning and have a freezer fridge drawer full of
milk!!! Him without the mammories feeds her on a Sat and Sun evening
while I cook us yummy food!!! Get between 1 1/2 and 5 Fl ozs in ten
minutes. Using a Avent ISIS hand pump at the moment. Is it worth me
buying electric pump? If so, which is good? Will it be any quicker?
Only got 1 1/5 ozs this am. Hardly seemed worth getting the pump out
the steriliser for!!!!

Re: Work and Expressing
on Fri 18 Aug 2006 20:07 BST |  Profile |  Permanent Link
Hi Momma,

I only manage to get 3-4oz each time but I have never managed to get
much unless I'm engorged. I have an Isis hand pump but bought an Ameda
Lactaline and love it. It's much quicker as it's a double pump, and you
don't have loads of bits to sterilise (2 bits per boob). I only
sterilise it once a day and just give it a good hot wash in between.
It's light, portable and quiet. I PROMISE I DON'T WORK FOR THEM!


Re: Re: Work and Expressing
on Fri 18 Aug 2006 21:14 BST |  Profile |  Permanent Link
And for the record, I've tried the medela mini
electric and the ameda lactaline and the ameda one, while at least
twice the price, is infinitely better. Can't tell you how important it
is to get a quiet breast pump….

Expressing Pump
The Momma
on Sun 20 Aug 2006 09:58 BST |  Profile |  Permanent Link
Hi expressing Mothers-

Thanks for advice about electric pumps. Will look at Amelia Lactaline.
Quiet pump sounds good – do not want my whole work place to know what
I'm up to!!!!!
Guess I'll be off to IKEA next week to check out their high chair. Will
I be able to hold myself back from buying yet another set of three
scissoors or plastic children's plates??? Am on no pay from Sept so I'd

IKEA sell cheap shower curtains for protecting floor and also seem
to remember buying blue wipeable cover for floor for £2 a while ago.

Re: Re: Re: Welcome to Baby Led Weaning – two friends, two babies, no spoons…
on Sat 19 Aug 2006 22:22 BST |  Profile |  Permanent Link
Hi Jenn,

I am starting to express so i can leave my 6 month daughter for a whole
day and was just wondering .. if you express 3 times in one day at
work, do you have to sterilize the pump each time (or do you hand
express?) I am getting quite confused on the best way to do it which is
viable when out and about. The whole sterilizing thing phases me out as
up until now I've only breastfeed.


Okay, that's the cut and pasted bit (just think of it as one long enormous comment post) so now we can reply to each other in the normal way. Thanks for your co-operation, I just didn't want this interesting discussion to get lost in the depths of the Main Page comments,
much obliged,

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