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post #41 of 93
Spend ages typing a long reply and your phone browser crashes, ugh!

So.. Lil Miss has been basically vetoing all my attempts at feeding her solids barring avocados from my fingers and then a little spooned on a second occasion, and gumming banana, but only direct from the fruit. All purees and oatmeal cereal with breastmilk and banana have so far been scorned or only fingered and then discarded. She is only a fan of the spoon when there's nothing on it.

Thanks for the teething cookies idea WWW, and the laugh about the paper kellybeth, at least I.won't worry so much about baby tryng to eat every piece of paper she gets her hands on.. along with everything else.. oh, except the foods ofcourse, lol.

A week shy of 8 mths and basically not eating anything is a teeny bit difficult for me sometimes, I have way too much unsolicited advice cum pressure, but so far me pushing ends up in bad sleeping and a grumpy bubba so I am content to wait on her cues and just offer and see when she's ready to go go go.

Thanks for sharing mamas!
post #42 of 93
Still no solids here. Occasionally I'll give her a food toy: a chunk of avocado, a peeled apple, a kale stem or a stalk of celery, but nothing stays in and I prefer it that way! She has fun tasting, though.

Oh, and she's definitely eating paper, too. For sure.
post #43 of 93
Man, the pressure to start solids is pretty stiff around here, too. LO has really only tried about eight foods. We have been doing purees because she's a MANIAC for pear sauce with blueberries, as well as mashed sweet potatoes. And *I* love those things, too, so who am I to deny her? wink1.gif She's tolerated food well, food sensitivities aside. But we still really only feed her a bit at dinner time, mostly so she is included in our meal socially. We don't do the "breakfast, lunch, snacks" part and it's fine bc she's a milk monster and I prefer it that way until she's closer to a year old.
Of course, any problem we run into- sleeping, teething, diarrhea- we hear "well, what does she eat? Is she on solids yet? She should be" from the doc, phone nurse, MIL. Geebus, it's not like she's ten years old and still exclusively breastfed! She's seven months old and eating little nibbles of food and it's totally fine. I guarantee by age five she'll be as addicted to cookies like DH and I. I mean, it's just genetically likely smile.gif
post #44 of 93

HA!  Breakfast/lunch/snacks!!!  seriously, i use food mostly to distract and entertain so i can either feed myself or the other people in my house.  certainly not b/c my baby needs food yet!

 

i forget how much people think FOOD is the answer.  my mom was mentioning how i should be almost done breastfeeding, and i'm shaking my head thinking 'when have i ever been done breastfeeding before 18 months!!!'  but she was done BY one year and thinks everyone else should be too.  my DD1 nursed exclusively for 14-15 months.  one time i got butternut squash into her, and she threw it up a minute later and i had to nurse to calm  her down.....  i think her first foods were corn chips and rare steak though, the moment she decided to actually wanted food.  she's also my most sensitive eater.  

 

and so other than the apple sauce and butternut squash, the rest has been things he grabs and gnaws on- asian pears from our yard, apples from our yard, chunks of chicken.  i think he likes to think he's eating. when daddy holds him and eats, his little face mouthing at each bite is ADORABLE.  it's kind of nice to be on baby number 5, when people give me their opinions i have perfected the look.  the i've raised 4 other kids through this, they all eat food and are very healthy, and really, do you REALLY want to hear what i think of what you're saying?  look.  usually that final part is pretty loud and clear...  it's funny, i'm very supportive of individual choices in feeding kids, and of people's struggles, but when people get uppity w/ me, i've got nada space for it. 

 

this baby somehow gave me much thicker skin!  finally.  co-sleeping, naked on the lawn (evidence pics in show off baby thread), dirt-eating, grass-eating, even snotty-nosed, i just don't care!  yesterday a woman in barnes-n-nobles (picked up some homeschool workbooks for the kiddos) say 'that baby is so cute and soooo happy.  no offense, but we were saying earlier that dirty kids are happy kids.'- he had been playing in the dirt under our apple try and was definitely a little smudged.  i said 'no offense!  he's very happy.'

post #45 of 93

Ha!  HoP, you are the jam in my jelly roll!

 

Thanks for the cookie tip, WWW.

 

My doc is sorta mid-stream (semi-mainstream but crunchy-friendly) and was just like, "She's 6 months, give her something off your plate, mash it up or whatever, see if she likes it, eh."  No one is freaking out *too* much about solids except my grandmothers, who are skeptical of BLW...  But my maternal grandma, who saw it in action this weekend, feels better about it, I think.  Miss L is definitely getting plenty in, though it's just once a day, 5-6 days/week, and my definition of "plenty" is probably the equivalent of, say, 1 total broccoli floret-- maybe 1/2 of 1.  shrug.gif  I keep repeating (to myself and others), "Food before one is just for fun."  So far, so good, I guess.   

 

I absolutely CANNOT IMAGINE having to try and spoon feed my baby 3 squares a day!  Especially from 4 months old or something!  Ugh-- just shoot me.

post #46 of 93
We're so isolated from mainstream parenting stuff I really had no clue what is considered "normal" in the US for feeding until the other day. We met up with some old friends and they were rocking a bottle of formula proudly talking about weening him off breast milk at 7 months and feeding him Gerber baby food "pork and gravy." We were pretty quiet but I could see my husband doing a few "what the hell?" looks toward me. He now has a renewed appreciation for all the things I do to feed us all good whole food. smile.gif
post #47 of 93
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Originally Posted by HouseofPeace View Post

HA!  Breakfast/lunch/snacks!!!  seriously, i use food mostly to distract and entertain so i can either feed myself or the other people in my house.  certainly not b/c my baby needs food yet!

Yes to this! I love food times because I get a little break and can feed myself without holding her at the same time.
This baby loves food, tho. I don't think she's turned down anything, and insists on eating some of whatever I'm eating. If I don't share (like my ice cream from DH's bday), she let's me know how upset she is with me.
We were at a potluck over the weekend and she grabbed a long chow fun noodle off my plate and loved it, also a bit of meat I think.

And there was a crumpled sticker in her diaper the other day, so apparently that was on her little play mat and I didn't notice.
post #48 of 93
Okay, despite my efforts to super-delay solids, Olive has consumed:

Avocado (chunks, held in her tight little grip, usually squashed and lost before they reach her lips)
Banana (scraped by my thumbnail from the one I was eating to pass back to her, wailing uncontrollably in the backseat; it did the trick, and she followed up by attacking my thumb each time after. She's also had it, frozen, in a mesh feeder, and fresh in chunks)
Sweet potato (chunks, given at a particularly special dinnertime when my husband and I opted to eat at the table; she gummed it and pushed it all back out of her mouth like a Play-Doh contraption)
Green smoothie (mine; she launched herself at it and my reaction time was down. Since then, she's tried others... with more, um, permission)
Raspberries (again - she attacked. I let her hold one and she slowly and methodically nibbled the whole thing gone, then clamored for another. I cut her off at two)

She's played with carrots, celery, bell peppers, kale stems, lettuces and herbs, but not so much lately since her teeth are so effective. I might have to start cooking things soon, to soften them up!

No ill effects, so far, but she hasn't had much. Her diaper was more solid and stinky after the raspberries. I'm not sure where we are, but I'm not ready to dive in headfirst yet. I think we'll play like this for a little longer. smile.gif
post #49 of 93

We have finally 'started solids' at nearly 8 months that means i'm giving B chunks of foods to try .. letting him pick it up himself etc - i've given him avocado, watermelon, pear, and apple - he is not interested in anything cold .. made crazy faces with the water melon and pear - and did not eat more than a tiny bit of anything.. mostly just made a huge mess...

 

i "started solids" because he was starting to really try to eat things off the floor and i really didn't want his first food to be a sibling's crumbs ..

post #50 of 93
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Originally Posted by etsdtm99 View Post
 

 

i "started solids" because he was starting to really try to eat things off the floor and i really didn't want his first food to be a sibling's crumbs ..

rugrats! naomi loves eating bits off the carpet, i can only imagine what those pieces are. wood chips? paper? cat hair? pieces of dried food? i have no idea. such a rugrat.

 

i can't keep up with what she's had here, but i have written it all down. this girl is a food monster. just goes crazy for food!

we had spaghetti squash 2 days in a row and she loves it. i'm going to have to freeze a ton of squash noodles for her/us since she can't eat pasta. they make quinoa pasta that's not bad that hubby and i eat sometimes, but i would rather give up that. hubby was all "i am NOT eating squash." when he saw what i made for dinner, but he tried it and loved it. i'm such a proud mama! :)

hubby is so picky, wont eat greens, root veggies except for onions and potatoes. but since he has gluten sensitivity and so does naomi and i feel better without it, we have gone gluten free in everything and he has been happy with my flour blend and everything else. he'll eat lentil burgers though, which naomi loves too. anyway.

i love winter veggies. so excited for autumn and winter!

post #51 of 93
We are having a few issues and I'm not really sure where to go from here. Maybe more experienced mamas can give me some advice or anyone who's had this issue...

I gave clarissa avocado around 6 months. She seemed to have a hard time pooping it out and wasn't super interested in other stuff and was gagging alot so I gave her a break for a few weeks. Then last week we did avocado again and a bit of banana on Monday. Not a lot of either but she did eat it. Avocado was in a mesh feeder and banana was mashed.

She's been going longer without pooping since last week. She used to go once a day. Now sometimes she skips a day or two. Just two days ago she has started really straining and being uncomfortable when she nurses. She crunches up her stomach, pushes like crazy sometimes closes her eyes and pushes so hard my nipple shoots out of her mouth. Sometimes she fusses like it hurts. Every once in a while she will get out a fart or a bit of poop. So it seems like she's constipated? She only does this while nursing , like it stimulates her intestines or something. As soon as she stops nursing it's like she forgets about it. I can hear gurgling in her tummy too.

She pooped yesterday morning and a tiny bit this morning. It was thicker than usual. But she's still having a hard time. Is there anything I can do to "get things moving" again? Is this a sign she's not ready for solids or is this normal?

I nursed her before each time she got food as well just as a side note! I just hate seeing her in pain when she's nursing. It should be an enjoyable time greensad.gif
post #52 of 93

Jenny, I'd maybe hold back on solids if I were you. It's normal for babies to stop pooping as much around this age, but since she's straining, that might be a sign that she's not quite able to digest the foods yet. Or if you still wanna do foods, maybe fruits?

 

We had a couple scary choking incidents this week :(. I was eating a late dinner on the couch with Lou the other night and in the blink of an eye he grabbed a noodle out of my bowl, stuffed it in his mouth and promptly started choking on it. I held him upside down and patted his back and it came right out, thank god! And then yesterday we were with friends at an apple orchard and without me realizing it (cuz I was busy picking some awesome apples!) Lou grabbed a leaf from the tree, put it in his mouth, and started gagging. Both times he gagged so much he wasn't able to breathe for what seemed like forever (but probably only 5-10 seconds). Even though both incidents weren't when we were "trying foods" it made me really scared to let him have food again :(. He's definitely full-out in the mouthy stage and we need to baby proof ASAP! But this has me wondering... has anyone tried to give their baby a noodle? It's not an ideal first baby food, but Lou really LOVES them, and I feel like, based on the baby led weaning doctrine, he should be able to chomp it up no problem...? But obviously he choked, so I'm scared now. The noodle he choked on was a large bowtie.  

 

ETA: fyi the noodles I've given him are cut up into smaller pieces. He demands them :(. But I'm also more lax this time so I'm too concerned. 

post #53 of 93
i give naomi only spaghetti squash noodles, no gagging. at first i was afraid to and chewed it a bit first then gave it to her but she wanted more so i just let her eat it. guess that doesn't really count as noodles. 
on a side note, i remember being very little (5 or 6) and eating spaghetti with my dad. i somehow slurped a whole noodle down my throat and i remember being so scared and choking, and pulling a whole strand of spaghetti out of my throat. wouldn't eat spaghetti again until high school.
post #54 of 93
Miss L had noodles at her first (Vietnamese) restaurant meal, but they were rice noodles, the thin, vermicelli kind-- soft and easy.
post #55 of 93
Bites of my banana (she gets really worked up if I don't share), raspberries, and a peeled avocado passed over my shoulder for bites while wrapped. I'm still very reluctant to start solids "for real" - this is all just playtime. She digs it, though!
post #56 of 93

We are starting to lazily venture into more seasoned foods from time-to-time, if that's what we're eating (especially when out to eat).  She loved green beans with garlic the other day, and continues to be a fan in general of meat and veggies.  Her poop is getting to be sort of pudding-y if she has any solids-- not quite the "peanut butter" transitional texture you hear about on Diaper Swappers, but a bit more solid, even though she only gets big chunks and no purees. Last night she ate a TON of food (I mean, IDK...  probably ingested 1/4 of a cup of various Chinese steamed veggies and chicken), including some big chunks she swallowed, but so far today her (thick) poop shows no chunks?  Could she be digesting that well now?  Maybe!

post #57 of 93
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We are starting to lazily venture into more seasoned foods from time-to-time, if that's what we're eating (especially when out to eat).  She loved green beans with garlic the other day, and continues to be a fan in general of meat and veggies.  Her poop is getting to be sort of pudding-y if she has any solids-- not quite the "peanut butter" transitional texture you hear about on Diaper Swappers, but a bit more solid, even though she only gets big chunks and no purees. Last night she ate a TON of food (I mean, IDK...  probably ingested 1/4 of a cup of various Chinese steamed veggies and chicken), including some big chunks she swallowed, but so far today her (thick) poop shows no chunks?  Could she be digesting that well now?  Maybe!

yeah!

that sounds like she's digesting food well. naomi's is peanut butter though. 

she loves her spices. just like her mama. :)

post #58 of 93

I'd like to see if Miss L goes for curry and/or kosher pickles!  DH and I are a spice/chili/garlic/vinegar-loving pair!

post #59 of 93
Cheese... Most stinky poop ever.
Gross. As much as she loved it, I think I'm going to be giving that rarely.
Her poops are still mostly thin and are a total pita to spray off the dipes. Can we just move from breastmilk poo right into normal poo that rolls off the diaper, please?


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post #60 of 93

Haha, it would be nice to move right into normal poop!

 

Lou also tried some cheese yesterday but it hasn't worked itself out yet. 

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