My DD is a little over 6 months and has been bf exclusively from day one. We got the okay to start her on baby foods and its not going as well as I'd hoped. She tolerates the oatmeal, and I think she actually likes it now. The first time we introduced anything else was sweet potatoes, last week. She caught a stomach bug that day and immediately threw them all up. We held off on solids and now that she's ready again, she won't eat the sweet potatoes! Do you think she remembers getting sick after eating them? I remember when I was pregnant I got sick off of Kraft mac and cheese so I won't eat it lol. But I don't know if she can remember that kind of thing. I have to pry her mouth open and she doesn't enjoy it. Does this mean she doesn't like it? Or is it just new and will take some getting used to? I love sweet potatoes, my DH doesn't so he thinks she's taking after him and we should switch to something else. Any thoughts?Answer Question
Answer by lovinangels at 10:46 AM on Aug. 7, 2010
Answer by Bearsjen at 10:49 AM on Aug. 7, 2010
Of course you don't pry her mouth open! There are plenty of other foods. Babies don't need cereals and it's best if they feed themselves. Try fork mashing a little banana and letting her feed herself.
A person on cm will tell you that babies don't need solids until age 1 or 2. Another will say solids are for practice (whatever that means). Of course these are not accurate. You want all the foods your baby eats to be nutritious. You are starting solids at the recommended age.
You can find more info about breastfeeding and starting solids at http://www.kellymom.com/ and of course the LLL website.
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