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Feeding an 8 month old...

Ok...so she was a really really good eatter of 2nd foods...then she turned 8 months on the 1st and now she is fighting it like crazy. She is breastfeeding. It seems like all she wants to do is nurse. She will eat some 2nd foods...but not as much as normal. Is this just a phase??

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Amanduh87

Asked by Amanduh87 at 2:07 PM on Sep. 9, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yep. The breastmilk is the important food anyway.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:08 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • Keep in mind that solids fed to babies before they turn 1 are for the experience of eating them, not for nutrition (a subject most doctors know nothing about). Nutritionists recommend starting solids at 6 months; many are now recommending skipping cereal and starting with a bit of avocado mashed with breastmilk (or formula). Then baked sweet potato, oatmeal, pumpkin, pureed peas, etc. Jarred baby food tastes awful, is expensive, and you never really know what is in it. Be sure to avoid the allergy trigger foods. This is not a complete list: before age 1, no soy, dairy, wheat, citrus, egg white, strawberries; before age 2 no honey, chocolate, nuts.
    The best book on feeding babies, toddlers and their families is called Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron. You should be able to find it at your local library. There is some great information on the website: www.superbabyfood.com
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:12 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

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