What kind of foods are you giving your baby?

Lexie - posted on 08/28/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My daughter is strictly breastfed and gets homemade baby food. I am only feeding her fruits and vegetables now. She eats those rice rusks, but sometimes takes too big of a bite. (She was born February 5.) Has anyone started more solid/finger foods?

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Katie - posted on 08/29/2009

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My son tries to eat everything i eat. i have given him cubes of ham and pineapple rice cerial. strawberries and all mellon in his mesh feeder. ive stayed away from peaches because i had a allergy when i was little.. i have recently have become more lenient on what he eats as long as its soft and not junk i let him have it..i just buy bags of frozen mixed veggies and let him nibble on them..

Catherine - posted on 08/29/2009

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My son was exclusively breast fed until 6.5ish months and now he nurses and has some solids. So far he has had pureed plums, peaches, apples, nectarines, and pumpkin. He's had chunks of frozen peach and nectarine as well as whole cherries in his mesh feeder. He has also had a bit of oatmeal and some raspberries. I have some acorn squash, beets, broccoli, and chicken in the freezer for him. He nurses before and after each solid food meal.

Chrissy - posted on 08/29/2009

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My son started with rice cereal, then cereal with applesauce, and now he eats tons! I also make his food, because it feels good to do that for him, and it's so easy. I've made pears, bananas, sweet potatoes, acorn squash, peas, carrots, peaches, and he's chewed on an asparagus spear that I cooked in water until it was soft. I also gave him avocado, but he didn't seem to like it too much. He also eats the baby cereal puffs, now that he can pick them up and feed himself.

Crystal - posted on 08/29/2009

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My son eats Gerber DHA foods. I feed him this for the Brain & Eye Development purpose. I started him on strictly rice cereal and then moved to mixing the cereal with applesauce & now that he eats more frequently I have introduced other fruits and veggies. Just recently he started mildly snacking on Gerber crunchies. I think he just likes the bit of rough feeling on his gums & the bit of flavor :) he doesn't really eat them fully though, more like plays with them. He still takes his bottle after the food as well. I even at times offer it to him to wash down the food. The way I see it, we wash down our food with a beverage why wouldn't he want to..lol

My advice to anyone having trouble with feeding is don't give up & keep trying. I was given the advice to introduce the foods when the child is not hungry. I have to say this helped in a big way. Now my son is on a pretty regular feeding schedule with 2-3 food feedings a day.

Marissa - posted on 08/29/2009

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My son has been very excited about meal times! He loves it, so far he has enjoyed pears, sweet potatoes, strawberries, kiwis, apples and rice cereal. I know I was supposed to wait on kiwis and strawberries, but they were on sale at the store and since I puree his food I went ahead and gave it a try. He has had no reactions and truly enjoys it, but he still can't wait for his bottle (he was a preemie and never could be breastfed).

Janette - posted on 08/29/2009

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my son is EBF up until like two weeks ago. We've only givin him rice cereal, banana's, and apples. Thats about it.... And he's not really taking to it, he'd rather nurse. He protests. I feed him before the feeding, but he still wants to nurse after... he feels the change, and i dont think my son does well with change right now.

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