I started giving my daughter solid foods at 5.5 months..... She is now 7.5 months and absolutely is rejecting it everytime I give it to her, even if she likes it.... Is this normal??
What kind of solids are you using, do you make your own? I made our own and thinned it out with breast milk and try different consistency's like mash cooked peas and remove the skin. Sweet potatoes try adding some butter and spices like nutmeg or cinnamon etc.. try to lightly season so its not too overwhelming, also watch for allergies.
I give get gerber baby food
may be she will like home made baby food better, just try to make some. Also, how much formula does she drink?
She is breastfed and I views on demand. But she eats about every 2-4 hours depending on the day sometimes more!
do you think she is getting enough breast milk and just not very hungry?
Try making homemade food with pumped breastmilk and making sure the consistency is right, not too thick. My daughter loved sweet potatoes and breastmilk mix I also added some oatmeal cereal to add more texture and nutrients. I have simple recipes and there's some on moms expertise in baby section. Some day's my daughter would just want more breastmilk than food and she still does that.
It may be a texture thing too. Tristen got to the point where he didn't like it if it was too runny. I always added a little baby cereal to his food to thicken it a little.
I was making the food for her then I found out how much free jars WIC gave me a month (84 jars and 3 containers of cereal)
We had WIC for Tristen too and always had so much cereal. He hated the cereal until I added it to his baby food.
Grace hated the baby food... so i had to turn to real food... For the most part while she was getting used to it, it was mostly soft foods like bananas, avocados, boiled egg yolks... By 12 months, she wouldn't touch anything pureed. She likes her finger foods. We started solids about 10 months. She gets whatever we get, some has to be overcooked to be safe for her, then chopped fine.
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