My LO will be 6 months old next week.
I have tried giving her rice cereal w/bm a few times (5 or 6 times) but she doesn't want anything to do with it. She is very interested in the spoon - grabbing it and chewing on it. I had tried applesauce 2 or 3 times but she doesn't like it. My IBCLC recommended I try veggies since I eat so many of them and I don't really eat fruit. So I tried sweet potatoes (organic jar) and she seems to like them. I have geven them twice now - maybe a teaspoon each time, then she was done with it.
My IBCLC also recommended finger type foods. I am very concerned about giving her banana, avocado, etc because I worry that she might choke. I see that many moms do offer these foods. Can you give any advice on how to offer these foods? Should I try with the mesh feeder? Does anyone skip the cereal altogether? I just need a little guidance here.
Ashelyn is worlds different than Lexi was at this age. Lexi was on cereal at 4 months and she loved it. She was on all sorts of pureed foods by 5 months. But she was also on formula too. I just want to make sure I offer Ashelyn foods that are safe for her at this age. BTW - she has no teeth first.