Sandra - posted on 05/27/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My daughter is 7 and a half months old and I am having a very hard time with feeding.
She WAS eating rice cereal with no problems. she would tolerate pureed veggies and never was a fan of fruit. For the past week she has been giving me a hard time. As soon as I put her in her high chair she screams bloody murder. Then when She sees the spoon she shakes her head and closes her mouth. I will play "here comes the airplane" with the spoon to distract her but she will just close her mouth and scream. I know she is hungry though. If I do manage to get her to take a bite she will then try to grab the spoon out of my hand because she would rather feed herself. I have let her feed herself from the spoon but after a bite or 2 she cries and closes her mouth again.
She has no teeth so I am kind of scared to start with finger foods, although I feel I might have to because I know she should be eating. I tried giving her a baby mum-mum rusk today and she licked it but then threw it because she thought it was a toy (even after watching me eat one)
I have NO issues with her drinking her formula. She is also doing well with the sippy cup..she drinks water in it.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to handle this? I know she is hungry but she wont eat it and just screams until I give in and give her a bottle.