Re: Introducing solids
No, it sounds like you and your baby are doing just fine. He's playing with his food and getting to taste it- that's all that's required to eventually create a kid with a healthy appetite for solid food.
Should I be worry he does not like food? or that I am giving him a negative attitude towards food?
At under a year, solids aren't generally as good a source of calories as breastmilk is, since a) many solids are fairly low-cal compared to breastmilk, and b) babies rarely eat enough of even the most calorie-rich solids for them to be an important component of the baby's diet. And it sounds like your child is practicing swallowing and chewing- at his own pace, which is as it should be.
I know that for the 1st year BF is where they get the nutrition but, my mom tells me that he needs to practice swallowing and chewing and that he needs the xtra calories.
Why are they pressuring you? Are they afraid the baby will get squashed in your bed? If so, you may be able to reassure them by letting them know that you are following the recommendations for safe co-sleeping. If that doesn't work, smile and say "Thanks for your concern. We're doing what works for our family." If they continue to press, say "We're not going to agree on this issue. Let's just agree to disagree and not discuss it."
I know in my heart that BF and bed sharing is the right way to raise my DS but there is so much pressure from family and friends that I am doing the wrong thing.
Have you considered using a co-sleeper crib? That way the baby can be right next to you, where you can touch him and comfort him, without him actually being in bed with you.
I would like to wean him from our bed to his crib next to us. I have tried and he will not have it. Any tips? on how to do the transition without let him cry it out.
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