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    Default Not interested in solids yet

    Hi!

    DD1 wasn't interested in solids until she was over a year old but her pedi was upset with me because I wasn't offering solids on a regular basis. I read it's just for fun the first year but he said she needed to eat cereal for the iron.

    DD2 is now 6 1/2 mo and I started offering squash a few days ago only at dinner. She seems to be following her sister's steps cause she's not interested at all, she actually doesn't know what to do with the food in her mouth, it's pretty funny

    I started her on veggies to get her used to eating something not too sweet but now I'm wondering if I should start offering cereal. I'm not a fan of solids I have to admit.

    Do you think I should try again in a couple of weeks or should I keep trying?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Not interested in solids yet

    I personally wouldn't start with cereal because it contains allergens like soy.
    Try bananas maybe. I think it is ok to keep offering every day, once a day, just don't stress about it! Like you said, it is for fun!
    As for the Iron, if pedi is worried about it, then she can do a blood draw and you can give a supplement if she is low.
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    Default Re: Not interested in solids yet

    My babies both nursed until well after 6 mo. before they were much interested in solids. I think they started solids somewhere between 9-10 mo.

    I agree with getting an iron test - my first had low iron, but only because he stopped nursing early and I put him on too much milk.

    My other baby is totally fine with iron and she's NEVER had baby cereal, EVER.

    Good luck!

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    Default Re: Not interested in solids yet

    I found an easy way to give DD practice chewing and swallowing w/o fuss or much mess was to give her banana slices while I drink my A.M. coffee
    Nursed for 18 months

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    Default Re: Not interested in solids yet

    Thanks all for the great advice!

    Yesterday I tried zucchini and she liked it, not a lot but at least she didn't put a "yucky" expression LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*hiranmayii View Post
    I found an easy way to give DD practice chewing and swallowing w/o fuss or much mess was to give her banana slices while I drink my A.M. coffee
    Can I do that with a 6 mo? Cause that would keep her busy

    Thanks!!

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    Default Re: Not interested in solids yet

    dr sears has some great info on his web site about iron....
    http://www.askdrsears.com/


    http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?t...trient&dbid=70



    lots of foods are high in iron with out it being the added stuff that your body cann't absorb well
    there is a list of foods on that 2nd link

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    Default Re: Not interested in solids yet

    Yes you can give a banana to 6 m/o. That is when I started (almost to the day)... Banana is GREAT for us because it's so simple, no cooking, they're cheap, and not too sweet (well that is debatable). I just squeeze the outside so it breaks up into thirds so they are enlongated like french fry shape. It does keep her busy
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    Default Re: Not interested in solids yet

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*hiranmayii View Post
    Yes you can give a banana to 6 m/o. That is when I started (almost to the day)... Banana is GREAT for us because it's so simple, no cooking, they're cheap, and not too sweet (well that is debatable). I just squeeze the outside so it breaks up into thirds so they are enlongated like french fry shape. It does keep her busy
    Does she actually eat it? My daughter likes to play with it, but just squeezes it as hard as she can through her fingers and then it's in her hair, on her clothes and all over - just when we need to leave for the baby sitter's house.
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    Default Re: Not interested in solids yet

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*eelme.eelme1 View Post
    My babies both nursed until well after 6 mo. before they were much interested in solids. I think they started solids somewhere between 9-10 mo.
    Same here! DD was 10 months when she took interest in solids. And she has never liked bananas one bit! OR sweet potatoes (she gets the latter from her dad). Her first solid that she really liked was avocado!! I started out giving her a puree of avocado and now she eats it cut up into tiny pieces. I always have to salt it a little for her, though, or she won't eat it. She likes her food with flavor, never bland.

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    Default Re: Not interested in solids yet

    No worries, mama - for the first year of life, your bm gives your baby all of the nutrition she needs (there was a story about this in the latest issue of New Beginnings). Eating solids during that time (after 6mo) is all about learning how to eat them - tastes, textures, etc. - and preparing for being older and "really" eating.
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