My son Miles is a few days shy of being eight months old. He has always been breastfed. I am a stay at home mom, so he has always been able to eat directly from the source. It's not like he would take a bottle of breast milk anyway if he was given the choice. When he turned six months old we stared introducing baby food to him and he was okay with it at first, especially if it was bananas. But that only lasted for about two or three weeks. He caught a little cold around that time and I still tried to get him to eat, though all he wanted to do was nurse. I thought to myself "it will get better after he gets over the cold." A week went by and he started feeling better and he started to eat solids a little better, and we seemed to be on the road to success for a week or two. So I decided that maybe it would be a good idea for him to try finger foods -puffs, peas, small pieces of cooked veggies and meats- and he seemed to be okay with that idea for a little while. About a week ago he started to get his front teeth -at least that's what we are all thinking by the way he acts, classic signs and such- and now whenever I try to give him baby food he freaks out and throws a complete fit. And the majority of the time he does it with finger foods too. I have tried everything I can think of to get him to eat -perfect timing, trickery, entertainment, sister in law veteran of five kids attempt- and nothing is seeming to work. He throws the biggest fit I have ever seen and I do not know what to do anymore. So I'm wondering, do any of you have any tips, tricks, or ideas on ways I could get him to eat more the just nursing?
on Jan. 18, 2013 at 5:03 PM