Re: Iugr & Bls?
I don't know anything about IUGR but I thought I could share my experience with my youngest. He was also really uninterested in food until very recently, like a couple of weeks ago. I did a teeny bit of spoon feeding for fun but he truly was not ready until recently, like I said. Now he feeds himself a bit and freaks when we are eating and he doesn't have something to eat.
So is it a possibility that she simply isn't ready? I only think so because my youngest did what she did when we tried food (and we didn't even try until nearly 7 months). He gagged a lot and vomited a couple of times. He is also way ahead with everything, he's nearly walking and was sitting before 5 months so I just attributed it to him putting his energy into that. Now that he's nearly a master of the physical part of growth, he has time to focus on other things, like eating. Some babies aren't ready for solids until after a year, and that's totally fine.
So it may of course be the IUGR thing but it may be simple, like she's just not ready yet. So my advice would be to forget solids for a week or two or more and just wait. With Joey, my baby, it was blatantly obvious when he turned the corner into being ready . He was almost 9 months old. That's what I would do in your situation. Good luck and let us know what happens!
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