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My sons 5 months and eatting the boov. Hes been introduced to rice cereal and some fruits and HATES it all. Any suggestions?

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MissMamaAshley

Asked by MissMamaAshley at 11:37 PM on Jan. 1, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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    MissMamaAshley

    Answer by MissMamaAshley at 11:38 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • Give him a couple weeks break and then try the solids again. If he is biting you then try popping your finger between you and him to break the suction, or tapping him lightly on the cheek to stop him, or you may need to go to the bottle, you could pump so that he still gets breast milk.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 11:41 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • Give him more time. It's best to start solids at 6 months anyway. In the first year solids are only for practice so he has plenty of time to learn to like them and get ready for them. Don't push it. No need to wean because he doesn't like itl either. My son started eating at 7 months and is just fine. The longer you wait the less chance he'll have of having allergies later in life.
    Pauline3283

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 11:45 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • don't force the issue yet. just wait a few days and try again (gently). if it's the texture, water the food down with some breastmilk and spoonfeed that until he gets used to it. remember to wait a few days in between trying different varieties of food to make sure he doesnt' have an allergy.
    laadeedah

    Answer by laadeedah at 12:00 AM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • I suggest that you listen to the recommendations of the World Health Organization, American Academy of Pediatrics, UNICEF, and the US Department of Health and Human Services and not feed your baby anything but breastmilk before he's at LEAST six months old. Don't stress about solids. Your baby doesn't need them until he's a year old. Up until then it's just for experimentation, not nutrition. Check out this article: http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/solids/delay-solids.html

    PhilsBabyMama

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 12:22 AM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • 5 months? He doesn't NEED anything else yet. If he doesn't want it, just wait. And rice cereal is garbage, for future reference.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:52 AM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • thank you!
    MissMamaAshley

    Answer by MissMamaAshley at 10:59 AM on Jan. 2, 2009

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