DD is 6 months old and I've started solids. She will down a container of fruit like it's nothing. I have her on the s tage one because she can't quite sit up on her own yet. Everything I've ever seen about starting solids is to make sure the food is thin. But she spits it out. It's not the tongue thrust reflex, it's her spitting it out. She doesn't spit out thicker foods. If I just give her applesauce she spits it out, but if I mix a little bit of cereal in with it, she eats every bite. Should I just move her up to stage 2?Answer Question
Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 1:12 PM on Jun. 10, 2010
Answer by evelynwest at 1:12 PM on Jun. 10, 2010
Answer by carsonsmommytam at 1:13 PM on Jun. 10, 2010
You haven't been reading the right things about starting solids. At 6 mo foods shouldn't be thin. You can take a fork and mash foods like banana or sweet potato and let the baby feed itself. Baby cereal or foods are never needed. You don't need to spoon feed. This is what La Leche League has been recommending for over 30 years.
It can be harder to swallow thin foods than regular foods. I have a swallowing disorder and I can't eat soup or thin foods at all.
You can find more info at http://www.kellymom.com/ or on the La Leche League website.
Answer by Gailll at 1:59 PM on Jun. 10, 2010
Answer by amileegirl at 3:37 PM on Jun. 10, 2010
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