My dd is almost 8 months old now and my ped told me to start her on solids when she was 4m so I gave her vegies at night I tried the cereal and she hated it. The ped told me at her 6m check up that she could eat 3x a day now if she wants. So I bought her the next stage (2nd foods and stuff for sitters/crawlers) and she will maybe eat a jar in one sitting every few days and its never the same food. Most the time she will take maybe 4 bites and then is done, its really frustrating. Do I keep pushing the baby food? She loves the puffies and the wagon wheels and the little munchie and yogurt snacks. But as soon as you try to give her baby puree she spits it at you and keeps her mouth closed tight. Is this normal? I have never nursed any of my other kids this long so its kind of new to me. They both loved baby food, so I don't what to do. Also she doesn't nurse very good any more, maybe every 3+ hours she will start acting hungry so I sit down with her at she will latch on suck like 4x and then lean all the way back to see what is going on around her. Even if we are all alone and everything is quiet she wont sit still to nurse. I am worried she isn't eating enough during the day. She has maybe 4 wet diapers a day and maybe 1 poop every other day. She eats a lot at night, I keep her in bed with me most the night because she is up eating a lot at night still. I know its not my supply because I can still feel my let down really good and if its been a little while since she has ate I still get pretty engorged.
**** UPDATE** Since there are so many of you I am going to just reply up here.. I looked up the baby lead weaning and I love it! I am going to try that and see how she likes it, I am sure she will love it because she only likes to eat when she can feed herself. I have tried giving her little things a couple of times and she scarfed it down. I was just worried it was to much for her since the food that comes in the jars were puree and what I had wasn't so I didn't want to hurt her. I figured since the dr says 2nd foods are safe she could only have food that consistency. Thank you for all of your help, I am glad I have a place to turn to when I have no clue what I am doing since I don't have many people in my life to help me with this kind of stuff.