Nicole - posted on 03/08/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
My daughter is now 8 months old, she was exclusively breastfed until 6 months when I decided to try formula with her to lighten my milk supply in hopes of weaning but she's not taking to it well so I've just decided to keep breastfeeding. I've been trying to feed her solids (pureed baby foods, rice cereal, oatmeal) since she turned 6 months and I'm lucky if I get the spoon any where near her mouth. She even hates the high chair now. The only types of food she will eat besides breast milk are foods she can grab and feed herself (I've used Gerber Graduates puffs, cookies, etc) other than that she wont let me get near her mouth with anything other than my breast. She's gaining weight and developing appropriately and she's a very happy and active baby but I worry she isn't getting enough nutrition and I get lots of pressure from family and friends to feed her solids and stop breast feeding. I try feeding her solids every single day but I end up wasting more food than she eats. It's frustrating and I'm afraid I'm giving her a bad association with meal time. Any advice moms?