my baby is 7 1/2 months old. We started her on solids at six months. She eats lots of veggies (though isn't interested in fruit), and almost eats more potato than our five year old some meals. We try a little meat from time to time, which she seems to enjoy. But we are mostly doing baby-led weaning (which means giving solids she can feed herself, and is nothing to do with "weaning" from breast milk), so she gets strips of meat, and probably doesn't actually ingest very much at all.
BUT, my baby is also underweight (she's WELL off the bottom of the chart, and has gained less than three pounds since birth). The GP is referring me to a paediatrician, and thinks we're not "getting enough protien into her" (her words).
For the sake of avoiding allergies (which are not strong or frequent, but are present in our extended families), we are not yet giving wheat, dairy, citrus, tomatoes, peanuts or strawberries. But if the poor child is badly undernourished (you wouldn't think so to see her- she's small, but not really skinny, and is alert and very active), then perhaps that is a much more important issue than avoiding food allergies, when there's not much in her famly anyway.
I was wondering whether being able to give her a nice chunk of cheddar cheese every now and then might really help her cause.
Any thoughts, please?