Hi there! My DS is nearly 7 months old and has been more or less exclusively breastfed until now. We have been trying to introduce solids for the last month or so but it is not going well at all. The first time it actually went really well - rice cereal of course. He didn't like the spoon but once we gave him hold of the dish he gulped it down (like from a cup). We had perhaps one more successful feeding and then it all went downhill.
It may have been because the BM I used didn't taste good at one point (I have an excess lipase problem), but I'm not sure - he's been taking bottles of the stuff without trouble. We've tried cereal with banana, potato, sweet potato, apple, mostly in soupy consistency but also chunks, and he just won't take anything. He just plays with the chunks and rejects the soupy stuff. When we are eating he grabs for our plates and cutlery, but then when we give him some of it (if baby friendly), again - nothing.
Any ideas? I can't see why he wouldn't be ready given the initial successes and his interest in what we are eating. My main concern is that we'll be in the same position in 3 months time!
Thanks so much,