Talia - posted on 08/16/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
I have a nearly 5-month old baby girl with a milk protein allergy. She's on Similac Alimentum formula, and as anyone whose baby uses this knows, it smells pretty awful. Recently, she's never full and is consuming bottle after bottle, so I thought the time was probably right to start her on baby rice. I mix a little with her formula, and it doesn't exactly smell appealing, so probably doesn't taste wonderful either.
Well, she hates it. She makes the most over-dramatic retching "throw-uppy face" (without ever actually throwing up), and while she will swallow it, she's clearly not enjoying it. My son (now 11) couldn't get enough of the stuff when he was a baby, and right from day one, he was obviously loving it.
So, any advice? Do you think it's the taste she objects to, and if so, could I mix it with something other than her formula to make it taste better? Bearing in mind, she has this milk protein allergy.
Any advice appreciated, thanks!