My pedi, of course, recommended that we start at 6 months, but my girl doesn't seem ready yet. She enjoyed trying rice cereal mixed with bm the first couple of times we tried it, but she's just not that into it...I believe she thought it was just a fun game the first couple of times. We have tried a couple other things like avocado, sweet potatoes, and pears (over weeks)...not even a tablespoon of each. She got a couple of small bites in, but she wasn't all that interested or eager to try any of them. I am not going to push her on any of it, especially since she seems to have multiple food allergies already. I just want to be sure that it is ok to continue ebm...that she is not missing out on anything that food might add, like iron. She is sitting up on her own, but eventually topples over. She seems to still have a bit of the tongue thrust reflex. Not sure about the pincer grasp...she does really well picking things up, but I don't think she's using her thumb and forefinger alone when doing so.
Anyway...she seems perfectly content with my milk, but do I need to be on supplements of any kind? I'm not able to eat most of the top 8, which has put me down to LESS than my pre-pregnancy size now. I drink and cook with fortified rice milk, and eat turkey for protein...sweet potatoes, blueberries, brown rice, oatmeal, peas, avocados, and some other fresh veggies and salad are pretty much my staple diet.
She got two bottom teeth at 5-1/2 months, and is now working on the top two. I'm thinking I'll wait until they are through her gums...should be within the next week...and give her some soft cut up veggies and see what she does with them.
Any input / advise?
Thanks a bunch!
P.S. She has silent reflux, which she is on Prevacid for...she is still nursing every two hours because of this...smaller more frequent meals. Sometimes she goes closer to 3, but rarely.