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    Default 7 1/2 month old, not a fan of food, would rather just BF

    So my DD has been EBF since birth, and when she hit 6 months the pediatrician told me to go ahead and start introducing foods. Well we have been trying for over a month now, and she just doesnt have any interest in it. Which is no biggie to me, except that I am worried she isnt getting the nutrition she needs :/ So my question is...Is my BM enough for her? Should I be supplementing with anything else? Are there special vitamins they can take for iron or other vital vitamins she needs? Thanks ladies.

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    Default Re: 7 1/2 month old, not a fan of food, would rather just BF

    They say that before 12 mos, solids are just for fun and breast milk is all that is needed from a nutrition perspective. But if you want to be conservative, I would just give your baby's pediatrician a call and ask whether iron is a concern because their iron stores start to be depleted around your DD's age and most doctors recommend the introduction of iron-rich foods to compensate because breast milk is not a great source of iron.

    Are you the only one who has offered solids to your daughter? I found that in the first couple of months of experimenting with solids, my baby would not eat anything I offered, but she would eat happily when my husband or daycare teachers offered, I think because she would rather breastfeed when I was around. After a while, she caught on to solids better and now she'll eat them with me. But it might be worth trying to see what she does when someone else offers her solids... she might be much more interested if you're not there!

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    Default Re: 7 1/2 month old, not a fan of food, would rather just BF

    It's totally normal for a 7.5 month old to be uninterested in solid foods. I wouldn't worry about it in the least. Just keep offering and she'll pick it up when she's ready. Most peds do a routine iron test at 9 months to check iron levels so I wouldn't even worry about that unless you have reason to think YOU might be anemic.
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    Default Re: 7 1/2 month old, not a fan of food, would rather just BF

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sprocket View Post
    They say that before 12 mos, solids are just for fun and breast milk is all that is needed from a nutrition perspective.
    This is exactly what my pediatrician told me. As long as you're nursing on demand, you can take the "until 1, just for fun" approach to solids. That means that if baby eats some solids, terrific! And if she tastes them but them spits them out, still great! At least she put some in her mouth. And if she refuses to even taste the solids, and prefers to smush them around with her hands, still terrific: she had a fun learning experience and that's all she needs at this point.

    If you're concerned about your LO's nutrition, you could always give her some baby vitamins. They can't hurt, and may help.
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    Default Re: 7 1/2 month old, not a fan of food, would rather just BF

    My LO is 9 months and solids are still touch and go. Sometimes she eats a lot, sometimes she refuses for a couple of days.
    My pediatrician is tooootally not worried especially because she is breastfed.

    We still use solids to play around with and let her feel different textures in her fingers and mouth. If some ends up in her tummy, then great! If not then she probably had fun playing with her meal...
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    Default Re: 7 1/2 month old, not a fan of food, would rather just BF

    Thank you ladies. I figured it was "normal" I mean whats normal when it comes to babies LOL. My husband and friends also have no luck feeding her :/ Sometimes she eats and sometimes she doesn't. Since we've hit 7 months she soooooo clingy and shjust got her two bottom teeth so all she wants to do is BF all day long. I don't mind I just wanted to make sure she's getting what she needs.

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