Re: surprised at 8.5 month olds appetite
Thanks for posting this!
My daughter will be 8 months tomorrow and we're loosely doing BLW. For us, basically that means at this point she gnaws on some apple, clementines, pears, bread rolls, etc while we prepare food or eat, i.e. nothing substantial, just for fun.
I was fine with that until her last check-up a few weeks ago when the Dr. wrote up this whole chart about how she should be eating rice cereal every day and pureed foods at every meal, and how breastmilk, after 6 months, only covers 80% of a baby's nutrition. She's a nice Dr. and was there at our baby's homebirth, and in general we like her a lot, but at that I kinda just sat up straight and said "hmmm" a lot. I don't intend to feed my daughter rice cereal at any point, and while I don't have anything against pureed foods, it's just too much effort for me right now and baby is growing fine, a happy little girl.
Nonetheless, I started to worry a little that maybe I'm holding my baby back. A friend of ours has a baby that was born a day before ours and when we recently got together for lunch, I was surprised by how much he was eating - all of his mom's food, btw, just mashed up with a fork. N seems very interested in food, always staring intently at us eating it, and she loooves drinking water, but when we give her food to eat, anything besides the food listed above, she's just not into it and spits it back out.
Also I guess I'm a little worried since tomorrow we'll be meeting with the same Dr. for the 8 month check-up - - I guess I'll just nod and "hmmm" again.
Eek, what a book! a rambling one at that.
tl; dr: Thanks so much for posting this! it made me feel better about my little girl and solids.
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