Baby Food

Ashley - posted on 07/22/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 5 month old son HATES baby food, i can barley get him to eat anything. Ive been making it myself, i just did zuchinni and bannanas. Do you think i should hold off a few more weeks or should i keep trying?

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Lyndsay - posted on 07/23/2009

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You should try introducing him to single grain cereals first, such as rice or oat pablum. It helps to get him more used to the thicker consistency of "people food", as opposed to formula, but it's still enriched with all of the nutrients a baby needs. Also the fact that it's a simple single grain makes it easier to digest.

User - posted on 07/23/2009

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I say hold off. My daughter (kid#3) was exclusively bf at first. We tried cereal at first at 6 mo, she hated it. A couple of weeks later tried a couple of different things, she hated them. Finally at close to 8 months she showed interest in table foods. Now at 11 months she eats nearly anything we put in front of her, usually whatever we are eating.
Good luck!

Amber - posted on 07/23/2009

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It could be many things. My son personally loves to eat. He started at 5 months on foods. He doesn't like cereal unless you mix it with a ton of bananas. Now that he has tried all the foods I have for him he likes when I mix a fruit and veggie together. He is particular about what he likes too and it takes him a few times to like stuff except carrots. I also make my own foods and if I don't get the consistency just right he hates it. I found that I have to use a chopper and add water to certain things and then I have to put it in the blender to get the right consistency except for certain foods like banana or sweet potato. Also when my son first started I only gave him about a half a cube of food once or twice a day. So if you want hold off for a while if not try just a teaspoon or two at a time and then build up from there. Make sure it is a smooth consistency and he may just not like those foods yet. Good luck

Julie - posted on 07/22/2009

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I think it might be wise to hold off. At 5 months, he can still get the nutrition he needs from formula. A lot of doctors recommend waiting until 6 months before introducing solids. My son was just shy of 6 months when I started him on cereal, and he hated it. After a couple days of him crying, I quit for 3 days, then tried again, and he loved it! I swear I didn't do anything different! Now at 10 months, he eats anything you put in his mouth.

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