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Is it ok to skip a solids meal occasionally?
Seven months old

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#1 axiomae

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:08 AM

DD is seven months old and generally has three meals a day on top of her milk feeds. Would it be ok if she 'skipped' a meal but had extra milk? We're going on a long car trip and don't know how to fit in a solids feed - we're BLWers and it takes a while!! Would that be ok? Or is it like asking me to go without food - in which case I'd be cranky! Thanks original.gif

#2 MintyBiscuit

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:12 AM

I'd go by what your DD wants. We didn't do BLW, but we did occasionally skip a meal or delay it due to being out and about or driving. DS never fussed too much about it as long as he was getting enough solids through the day, and at seven months he was still getting most of his calories from milk.

The other option is whenever you stop for a break, could you give her milk then offer a small snack rather than a full meal?

#3 Felix101

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:25 AM

DS is eight and a half months (blw'd too) and he eats when we do. So somedays he might sleep through lunch so he doesn't get lunch that day (just a snack a little later) - it doesn't phase him at all, no extra milk feeds, he's fine.
I imagine at 7 months your DD probably isn't eating a huge amount anyway? She'll be completely fine to miss a meal IMO original.gif

#4 lady lady

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

We did BLW, DD wasn't on 3 meals a day until 11 months and still gained weight.

I would think that at 7 months your little one would be more than fine missing one solid feed.


Edited by lady lady, 26 January 2013 - 08:28 AM.

#5 ubermum

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:32 AM

It's fine. I BLW my 7mo. When we are out though, I sometimes spoon feed my dd a little something or will pop little pieces of banana into her mouth. She gets very cranky if she misses out on food.

#6 MrsWidget

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:15 AM

DS2 is 8 months tomorrow and we BLW too. He occasionally skips a meal. I wouldn't worry too much.

#7 wannabe30

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:23 AM

She should be fine.

If you did want her to have something that she can "eat" in her carseat, perhaps try a smoothie?  At 7 months my little guy was never a huge fan of drinking from his sippy cup, but if your little one is okay with it, she might enjoy one.  DS loves his smoothies now he's over his sippy cup aversion.

#8 Jenflea

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:23 AM

If worried, get one of those Rafferty's pouches to keep in the car or your bag, then if you pull over, offer that.
The apricot one was a hit with my baby, but not many of the others. She never did take to purees.

#9 wannabe30

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:31 AM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 26/01/2013, 10:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If worried, get one of those Rafferty's pouches to keep in the car or your bag, then if you pull over, offer that.

Good idea.  Thinking back now, we did this too.  I'd hold it up for DS to suck, so he was still in control of how much he had.

#10 axiomae

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:33 AM

Great ideas - thank you! I'll try one of the sachets and Ill have a banana and maybe some rusks just as snacks I think. Thanks everyone!

#11 Pop-to-the-shops

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:48 AM

I have a six months old. We do lots of very messy finger food at home, but we've just had a few weeks traveling so had to resort to pouches when out and about.

He very quickly learnt how to suck them! Much easier than using a spoon.

#12 Contrebasse

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:54 AM

We feed DD bits of rice cake in the car - not too messy and keeps her going till the next stop. When we stop for lunch I give her things like cheese, halved grapes, cucumber etc.

Tried the pouches once but she was not impressed!

#13 tick

Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:06 AM

We skip meals all the time around here.  If DD2 sleeps through lunch then she doesn't really get given any!  She's only 7 months, she's offered milk very regularly ....... I think by about 9-10 months they often start to let you know that skipping meals is not ok anymore!

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