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    Default Advice about solids

    My daughter is approaching the 6 month mark so I’ve been trying to think of a plan of action for starting solids. She cannot currently sit unassisted, but she’s pretty close (can sit on the couch without falling over) so I’m thinking that the weekend after her 6 month b-day I will likely want to offer something and see if she’s interested.

    Here’s our dilemma: I’ve basically been on an extreme TED for 4 months or so. My current menu is 14 foods. I want to do BLS, but because of our issues, the foods that we have available to us are fairly limited. I’ve seen in places that some think it’s a good idea to offer multiple foods at once, but I’m not willing to do that with DD. Her participation in the food world so far has been that I would typically hold her at the dinner table while other family members eat, but obviously have discouraged her from reaching for other foods. We’ve also been having fun with spoon feeding a little breast milk to her just for a change. We are planning on having her grab for her solid foods, not spoon feed them as mush just FYI.

    To date she's been EBF (no formula or solids).

    So I guess I’m trying to figure out a modified BLS that we can follow. I don’t think I’ll be able to let her pick and choose off my plate just because I only want one new food at a time for her. Our GI wants us to start with rice cereal, but I’m really not interested in doing that and was thinking more along the line of a sweet potato. After sweet potato I was thinking maybe boiled lamb. I’d like to have some sort of green bean in there, but neither of those is in my diet – though I may be able to test them in the next few weeks. We’re trying to get through a corn test just to find out if we think she’ll have a reaction to corn syrup in Tylenol, etc.

    If anyone has any advice or thinks that we should do things differently, I’m open to suggestions. I want to make sure she has the best solids start possible, but the tummy issues just make everything so complicated!
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    Default Re: Advice about solids

    I think you're on the right track already with offering one food at a time from your own safe diet

    sweet potato fries (baked without any oil) were one of the first things my lo had and he loved them still does really.
    Autumn
    Moma to *Silas* 10-30-07

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    Default Re: Advice about solids

    its ok to expect her not to eat much before she turns 2 if she is nursing well...

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    Default Re: Advice about solids

    I just offer one food at a time and only give foods that I know are safe for me to eat. Banana, avacado, sweet potato, white potato, rice.
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