DS had his 6 month appt today.
DH took him, and tends to believe everything he hears because ped is a doctor, and I'm not. Our ped is a good doctor, and he was ok with holding off til 6 months for solids, but now...
Ped recommended(and I think scolded DH) to really start offering solids, since we haven't yet. Of course, he wants to start with rice cereal(constipating, right?). Then onto bananas(more constipation?), then apples, then onto veggies.
I know we don't have to do what the doctor says. But isn't that all kind of backwards? And developmentally, he's not there yet--doesn't sit up by himself, and still has tongue thrust reflex.
Is the tongue thrust reflex something that will go away on its own, when baby is really ready for food? Or is it something you have to 'teach' the baby--you know, spoon food into his mouth over and over, til he "gets" it, and swallows readily?
Should veggies come before fruit? I thought someone here had mentioned not to do fruits first, because baby might get a sweet tooth, and not like veggies. When you did start solids, how much and how often. I don't know.
I've held off on the solid food for longer than everyone else expected so I think everyone is anxious to see DS eat 'real food'.