As a first time mum, I found weaning my baby a real challenge. I felt frustrated when he refused the fish pie, the vegetable medley and the potato mash. It sometimes take an hour just to feed my eight months old. We had also resorted to offering him ice-cream so he has his carrot the next spoonful, tricked into thinking that he is having another spoon of ie-cream. He knows that now and just kept his mouth shut regardless of what we fed him.
A community nursery nurse came round to offer me some help and this is an example of a meal plan my eight months old could follow. He usually sleeps late and wakes up late, hence first meal of the day starts at 9am.
9 am. Porridge made up from milk and finish milk after eating
10.30 am. Snack ripe fruits/ breadsticks/ rice cakes/ yogurt/ pitta bread
12.30 pm. Protein + Carbs + Veg +
Mid afternoon Healthy snacks
Dinner Protein + Carbs + Veg +
Yogurt / fruits/ rice puddings/ low sugar custard + fruits
Milk for bed.