My baby isn't eating foods I make him
Raye - posted on 05/20/2015
At this stage, any food that is healthy and nutritious and has a soft texture makes a good finger food. Vegetables should be mashed or really well cooked so they are soft enough for baby's tongue to push it to the back of the throat and swallow. Chicken should be puree or very tiny pieces so they don't pose a choking hazard and also boiled so it is soft. If your baby hasn't been showing interest in the foods you're eating, then maybe he's just not ready yet for more solid foods. Babies should continue to have breastmilk or formula throughout the first year, so he gets proper nutrition while you try to find foods that he likes.
Every baby is different. And you need to pay attention to see if he develops any food allergy. Introduce every new food separately, waiting at least a day before trying something else that's new. Giving a baby too much solid food too quickly may lead to constipation. These first foods should be more about introducing food than giving a full meal. As I said earlier, they still need to be fed breastmilk or formula.
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