what can I give my baby to eat? She is 7 months old, mainly breastfed, but that is because she refuses to eat baby food, cereal, yogurt (anything with that smooth texture, it doesn't matter how good it taste) She loves to eat our food at dinner so I do chop up our meal for her to eat. That is really the only real food she eats during the day. Anyway, the problem now is she will nurse for like 5 or so minutes and then decide she doesn't want that anymore, she wants food. DH is says just give her food, but I know that she needs the nutrients from breast milk or at least formula until a year. She refuses a bottle but will take formula in a sippy cup (I give this to her at dinner when we are eating as well) but she doesn't have the sippy cup totall down that we could switch to it. Does anyone have any suggestions? I guess I am just getting frustrated because I don't know what to give her and she seems to be self (cont).Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:21 AM on Mar. 11, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by Anonymous at 10:24 AM on Mar. 11, 2010
She's likely just very efficient at the breast. Table food is excellent. Instead of feeding her from a spoon, give her a hunk to gnaw on. She won't ingest too much and breastmilk will still be her primary nutrition. Food before one is just for fun, so let her play. She's curious and experimenting. Give her whatever you are eating as long as it isn't too small.No need to get furstrsated...go with the flow. Go here to learn about how babies can feed themselves and what is good to give at what ages: http://www.borstvoeding.com/voedselintroductie/blw/engels.html
Answer by amileegirl at 10:26 AM on Mar. 11, 2010
Answer by MamaChamp at 10:29 AM on Mar. 11, 2010
remember offfer breast as usual! Food is not a replacement remember, its play. Of course you can pump and give in a cup, but you don't need too. Water instead of breastmilk in a cup is good to play with and for learning.
And here is a chart: http://www.borstvoeding.com/voedselintroductie/schema/engels.html
Answer by amileegirl at 10:30 AM on Mar. 11, 2010
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