Help - I recently started feeding my 6 months old baby veggies and cereal, she's breast fead, and is not happy eating new food. Is there a trick i sould know of :)
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Robin - posted on 04/18/2009
I also started with rice cereal around 6 mo. That is what WIC suggested with both of my boys. I tried to introduce baby food in jars around 8-9 months then. They would not eat baby food. I had to get a grinder and grind up whatever we ate. I just didn't season it until after I got theirs out. I didn't even heat it up. Mashed potatoes followed around 11 mo and meat at about 14-15 months. They started reaching for our foods when we were eating also and that is how I knew they were ready to try something new. I agree with earlier posts, start with green vegies first as fruit is way too sweet. I BF my first till 13 months and second till 17 months. By then they were totally on table food, still grinding up meat but cutting up fruit and vegs up. Your little one will let you know when she is ready.
Mary - posted on 04/12/2009
Just start slow, mix cereal with your breast milk, I did mine in a bottle very little cereal at first. then thicken it with time, you have to enlarge the nipple on the bottle when you get it thicker, the transition to the spoon.
Arwen - posted on 04/09/2009
I had a hard time at first with mine until my mom told me to always start with rice cereal. Just give her some rice cereal for now mixed with breastmilk. Then start to add a little bit of veggies to it. Like a spoon at a time. Most babies love veggies, but fruit is way too flavorful. After a week of rice, try some with a spoon of sweet peas. It has the slightly sweet taste she's used to, and not too much flavor for her.
Jenna - posted on 04/09/2009
my son is 8 months old and is also breastfed and not into too into solid food. He does seem to enjoy his banana and rice cereal and we mix it with extracted breast milk for great nutritional value and a yummy taste!
Karla - posted on 03/31/2009
Like other moms, I stuck with the cereal for awhile before trying fruits and veggies. Then, I would mix them, give a couple spoonfuls of the mix, then a spoonful of straight fruits or veggies every now and then. Also, try to start off with the green veggies. The orange veggies and fruits taste better, if you start with them you may end up not getting your little one to eat grean ones.
Tayna - posted on 03/31/2009
Like a couple other moms have said, mixing cereal with breastmilk is what worked for me. I also only fed my first little guy rice cereal for like a month before trying anything new. Then I would dillute the baby food with rice cereal. Slow and steady is the best way. Also, nutritionally your baby will require more than just breastmilk before the age of one, unlike others have said. Your best bet is to talk to your pediatrician and see what they suggest or go to the Dr. Sears website or the What to expect the first year website. Good luck! :D
Paula - posted on 03/21/2009
Yep....I tried feeding mine at 5 months. Cereal was first, mixed with breast milk, and she liked that. Anything else, yuk, so I just waited till she was ready to try new foods! Breast is enough, along with some cereal. Cait started eating at about 7-ish months, she was grabbing at our food when we were eating. That's how they show interest in trying new things. I wouldn't worry about it till then. My daughter is now 18 and she is just fine! LOL
Kathleen - posted on 03/20/2009
Yup, Pablum is the first thing my baby ate at 24 weeks, mixte with my breast milk... she has some once or twice a day, plus a veggie or fruit.
I'm having an easier time giving her fruit , naturely.
Thank's for the advice
Ericka - posted on 03/18/2009
Pablum is the cereal form u start them off on , or thats what at least what i did!
i believe My girl love Fruits and Veggies cuz of the way i presented them to her for the first time
well, you can start them on anything you want really. they worry about babies and iron levels or something - and thats what cereals usually have in them... ive never heard of pablum before! :D
anyway, good luck, and take it slow!
Ericka - posted on 03/18/2009
i started feedin my girl pablum at 5 months then when i tried new veggies n fruits i would mix it with her pablum i found that helped her enjoy them more
what is pablum?
just take your time with solids. the longer you wait, the less risk of developing a food allergy :D
Ericka - posted on 03/17/2009
just be patient. its not her time yet!
solids are not even nutritionally needed until after a year of age. mostly we give them solids before a year old to get used to textures and etc. so put away solids for a week, or 2, or a month or more. theres no reason to push her into it when shes not into it. breastmilk is the only nutrition that she needs, nad thats just fine! :D way to go mom for breastfeeding! :D
also : if you breastfeed into and through the 2nd year, there is no need to give her whole milk, skim is fine, or no milk at all if you wish. its really misleading for a child to have to drink whole milk which is the most unhealthy milk there is if baby is breastfeeding - if you choose to go that long! :D good luck!