Erin - posted on 09/06/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )
I have 5 1/2 month old twins. One boy, one girl...so different, I love it! Here is the issue. Both have reflux, which makes tummy time on the blanket a trail of messiness.:) I have introduced my son to solid foods and he took to it like he had been eating forever. He eats 3 meals a day and 2 bottles now. Best of all his reflux has greatly diminished.
My daughter, seems to have no interest. She seems to want the food (very thin for her), but proceeds to put her thumb in her mouth after each bite....if I pull it out, she simply turns the other way and sticks the other thumb in. I presume to suck the food down. She leans forward to the spoon but does not open her mouth. Xander watches me eat everything, while she stares at her bib:) Are there any ideas you guys have? Is it just too early? And if it is, should I keep trying every day or give her a break? I feel awful after a feeding (like I am not doing something right), and she is getting no sustenance from the effort. She is up to 6 - 6 ounce bottles a day with 5 tsp of cereal in each for her reflux. Hungry every 2-2 1/2 hours. My hope is solids will help her reflux as they did with my son and that she will be sated longer. Any advice or ideas are welcome. Thanks!