Wednesday, 21 October 2009

4 months

So Noah is now just over 4 months old and weighs an ever increasing 17lb 7. And no, just because he is a big lad doesn't mean I am weaning him yet. And yes you may have been eating steak and chips by the time you were that 3 seconds old and your child may have been eating vindaloo since 2 days old but that doesn't mean Noah needs solid food just yet. And don't you dare steal chocolate off my knee and give it to my son. Much as I love him I don't share my chocolate!

Ok so seriously 4 months isn't that young for weaning, but so many people have been on about me weaning him for quite a long while, because he is big. I know lots of people do wean at 4 months and sometimes earlier and if that is what is right for them then great. As it happens we are both happy with just breast milk for now. I love feeding him, he seems to love the milk and is thriving, I love donating milk to the neonatal unit, and I love having boobs! I know weaning is by no means the end of breast feeding and hope to keep on going for quite a while, I just don't see the rush for solids.

As a complete aside we have sitting! It is a bit wobbly and doesn't last too long, but it is definite sitting!

And here is a couple of pictures, a few weeks old but even so, I think he is the most gorgeous baby boy ever!


K77 said...

He's so cute!

Sorry to hear ignorant people are harrassing you about weaning already. I did hear from my dad's wife that I would have to start solids early because he was a big baby and I "wouldn't be able" to exclusively BF for long. Whatever the heck that was supposed to mean ;)

We started baby-led weaning at 6 months. He's nearly 15 months now, still BFing plenty and eating whatever everyone's having.

Awesome that you're donating milk as well! Go you and your boobs!

Bernardeena said...

Thanks for the encouragement. Really hoping to hold off here, no matter how hard Noah was trying to steal my blueberry muffin yesterday he needs to learn he can't eat my cake! I don't forsee a problem when the time comes, he'll put anything in his mouth, but he is clearly thriving on just milk for now.