*Fluffy Bunnies - posted on 12/21/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
My daughter is just over 7 months old. She doesn't have any teeth yet. I was unsure of how to start solids until the lactation consultant in my mom's department gave me an article by LLL on baby led solids. I loved the idea. It just made sense to me. At our 6 month appointment our (breastfeeding friendly) pediatrician was not very supportive of it. She told me horror storries of children that had to be fed by tubes because they rejected solids. Although she added that this is rare. My husband asked if we could try something so I offered some banana. She squished it in her fingers and that was about it. She got a very small taste and didn't seem to like it. Tonight we tried again. She wouldn't put any in her mouth so my husband put a tiny piece in and she gagged and made horrible noises. It scared my husband even though she wasn't choking. He thinks she should be on some sort of solid food even though she is still growing great and seems satisfied on breastmilk. I guess what I'm looking for here is your story on baby led solids so that I know I'm not going to harm her by starting solids when she's ready to pick them up and feed herself. How did your baby respond to eating solids the first time? Did they automatically take to solids or did you have to offer for several weeks after they showed all the signs of readiness?