6 month old doesnt want baby food!!

Paige - posted on 04/19/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 6 month baby girl doesnt want to eat any baby food at all! She just wants to nurse. Should I be concerned?? And are there any techniques I can try to get her to eat baby food??

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Kristin - posted on 04/19/2010

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No, you don't need to be concerned beyond her maybe needing a little more iron and vitamin D. Talk to your pediatrician about what her diet maybe short on during this stage. All you can really do about her refusing food is to just keep offering it. I found that mixing breastmilk into the cereal helped. It tastes a little like what they already know, but is just a different texture. This next bit is just eating solids for practice and to get used to other flavors and textures. Once your child is 1 year, you can pretty much give her what you are eating, except nut stuff (allergen).

Good luck.

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I didn't even introduce solids until my daughter was 8 months old because she didn't have any interest in them. Try waiting a little while. She will be ok on just breast milk. Solids are just for fun now so don't stress about it too much.

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My seven month old is doing the same thing. She ate really good for a few weeks and then stopped eating. She will still nurse and take milk out of her cup. I tried a lot of different things, but now I put her in her bumbo seat instead of the high chair and play some music or a dvd for her and she will eat. I don't know what the difference is, but it is like she gets bored just sitting in the highchair in the kitchen. Everyone keeps telling me give her table food, (Well everyone except her doctor) so I am just working on the baby food and keep telling myself they get plenty of nurishment from Breast milk until they are 1! Good luck.

Connie - posted on 04/19/2010

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I wouldn't be concerned. you'll know when she starts showing an interst in food, by watching you eat and reaching for your utensils. trust her, until she's interested in food your bf will be enough to keep her healthy and growing.

Lyndel - posted on 04/19/2010

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Nope! I wouldn't worry. My 3 kids were all breast fed for 1 year, and they refused solids until about 8 mos, and it was even slow-going from there too! They weren't actually eating table food until 12 mos. Your baby is just choosing you over the spoon, and that's ok! Your milk is enough to satisfy their growth until 1 year of age.

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