DD is 7 1/2 mo old and we started solids 2 days before she turned 6 mo old. In the begining was going well - she would show interest in eating and she would eat 1 oz of pureed food (we didn't do the baby-led). However, right now we are the point where all I get from her is tight-locked lips, and turning her head away whenever she sees the spoon. If we persist she starts crying.
These are the foods we have offered to her so far in different kinds of forms - pureed, sliced, diced (so she can feed herself): banana, apple, kiwi, pear, prunes, peaches, pineapple, avocado, potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, carrots, squash, multigrain cereal, teething bisquits, and oatmeal. She would show some intrerest in a food, maybe eat it one day , and the next day totally refuse it. She did not even care for the teething bisquits, pretty much the only thing she really liked is chewing on a piece of bread crust (which I know she is not even supposed to because of the possibilities of wheat allergy!). She always sits with us while we are eating - she shows interest in the dinnerware/silverware but not in the food we are eating. I also leave pieces of fruits and veggies on her tray but she doesn't pay much attention to them either. She shows little or no interest in drinking water or juices.
So, any ideas what is going on? Is this a normal behavior? I am tired of listening to comments like 'You are spoiling her', 'She should be eating "real" food by now', etc.
She is otherwise nursing/eating her milk well and gaining well. She is teething as well.
I would appreciate any advice and suggestions you ladies might have