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    Default Any truth to veggies before fruits???

    Hello Ladies!
    This forum is my saving grace!
    My DD is 5.5 months old, EBF, & thriving... We are preparing to introduce solids. Is there any truth that if you do fruit before veggies your baby won't eat veggies?
    Thanks in advance!
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    Default Re: Any truth to veggies before fruits???

    Nah. I think we did banana first and then broccoli or something like that. Later, I would give DD a plate of food with several things on it and sometimes she would sit there and pick out all the veggies, eat them and ignore the fruit. My mom thought I was a wacko of course because "Fruit is dessert".
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    Default Re: Any truth to veggies before fruits???

    I was always told even by the pedi that the sweetness of the fruits would make her not want veggies but it turned out not to be the case at all for my LO.

    She prefers veggies most of the time. Now I wonder if its because the taste is not as strong and sometimes the veggies are mildly sweeter than the fruits. Ex: the squash and sweet potato taste mildly sweet while the pears and peaches taste strongly sour. I taste everything before I give it to her.
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    Default Re: Any truth to veggies before fruits???

    I think there is some truth to it...if you have a formula fed baby. Breast milk is much sweeter then any fruit. At least thats my opinion. Banannas were both my kids first foods and they both eat veggies.
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    Default Re: Any truth to veggies before fruits???

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*littleiandjmomma View Post
    I think there is some truth to it...if you have a formula fed baby. Breast milk is much sweeter then any fruit.
    I think it's an old wives tale.
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    Default Re: Any truth to veggies before fruits???

    Nah. I gave DD banana as a 1st food too then veggies, but like a mama on here once said that breastmilk is very sweet anyhow, so they're already used to sweetness. Also, I think it's just going to depend on your LOs taste for preference of sweets, like/dislike of fruits, veggies, etc.
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    I started with fruits and my ds loves a variety of foods now so I don't think it matters.
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    Default Re: Any truth to veggies before fruits???

    With DD#1 I went strictly by the book, veggies first, then fruits, and now at almost 9, she's a terrible eater! She will eat two vegetables only, lima beans and peas. With DD#2, I went by colors, white things first, pears, bananas, potatoes, etc., and now at 6 she's a great eater! Eats everything! So I don't think it matters in the long run!

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    Thanks Mommas! I didn't think it made a difference, especially with BF babies
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    I'm positive BLS helped DD gain a wider appreciation of foods. She is crazy about broccoli trees, carrots, goat cheese and cheddar cheese. She enjoys it when I offer her veggies and cheese or avocado first, then a fruit dessert afterward.
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