Let me start by saying I know she doesnt NEED food til she is one. Please no bashing.
My daughter is 8 1/2 months old and has been EBF. I am wanting to start babyfood at 9 months so that she understand how to eat food by the time she turns 1. Like maybe one jar of food every other day or something like that. I have tried giving her juice a couple of times out of a cup and she doesnt want to have anything to do with it. I have tried to give her a few things and she doesnt want to do it. I tried a spoon I had been eating yogurt off of and she wouldnt let that happen. Then yesterday I tried mashed potatoes and she didnt want them either. So i tried with my finger and she still wouldnt do it. So what do you guys think?
I guess I should add that she is over 20 lbs and very healthy so she is doing great just nursing!
Answer by asTraySoJouRner at 8:36 PM on Mar. 23, 2009
Answer by SThompson21 at 9:17 PM on Mar. 23, 2009
Answer by gwood at 9:59 PM on Mar. 23, 2009
Answer by marbear98 at 10:05 PM on Mar. 23, 2009
Answer by sweetscrappin at 10:23 PM on Mar. 23, 2009
La Leche League has some good info on this at http://www.llli.org/FAQ/solids.html
"Babies who are ready for solids can usually feed themselves. Mothers often report that they knew their babies were ready when they picked up food from a plate, chewed it, swallowed it, and wanted more."
Just start putting some bite sized soft pieces of food in front of her and see what she does!
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 10:59 PM on Mar. 23, 2009