BLW - first foods and allergies

(8 Posts)
Wildwaterfalls Tue 05-Feb-13 12:43:15

Good point Flisspaps, I've been looking fwd to doing breakfast pancakes which would be egg, milk and flour all in one go..

Flisspaps Mon 04-Feb-13 22:56:55

We just went for it (no history of allergies) - what happens when you offer a curry, Bolognese or pie with lots of ingredients (just asking honestly!) Surely it's take ages to check all the foods on their own first? confused

Wildwaterfalls Mon 04-Feb-13 22:51:26

Thanks JJJ. grin at self-weaning on a ham sandwich!

DD grabbed my spoon today and put it in her mouth - not quite eating yet but certainly showing an interest smile

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 04-Feb-13 21:39:34

I would try to stay relaxed over tge allergy thing, I'm was lactose intolerant, have hay fever and eczema and have recently been diagnosed with asthma and dd weaned herself on a ham sandwich at 23 weeks, she was fine smile

Wildwaterfalls Mon 04-Feb-13 21:15:24

Thank you. Hmm, DH has hay fever and is allergic to fur etc.. No food allergies so not sure if that counts.

I guess I might as well introduce things one by one - within a couple of weeks we'll have a good collection of things she can eat and we can start offering more options.

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 04-Feb-13 13:49:23

Think that I thought that too when I weaned my first, but not sure if its evidence based. Unless there is a family history of allergies in your family I'd just do the blw.

lorisparkle Mon 04-Feb-13 13:48:47

When I first started blw with ds1 I did introduce things one at a time because I have a history of allergies and he had excema. I also delayed dairy until a year on the Drs advice ensuring he had a variety of calcium rich foods and I was still bf. However I was much less rigid with ds2 and 3 with no problems.

Wildwaterfalls Mon 04-Feb-13 12:40:48

Hi all

New to weaning - haven't started yet - DD is 5.5 months.

I had imagined BLW to involve putting a selection of (appropriate) foods on DD's tray, and letting her play/decide what to eat.

But now I read somewhere that it is better to introduce each food on its own to check for allergies, otherwise you won't know if it was the broccoli or the carrots...
What's best? What did you do?

Thanks! smile

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