My DD is 9 mos and hasn't seemed too ready for solids until the last two weeks. I introduced some pureed and mashed foods starting at 6 mo. but she was barely interested and when she did take in a tiny bit she would gag. So it's been very gradual, and like others here, I've been totally paranoid about choking. I did go ahead and order one of those "baby mesh feeder" things (mainly with the idea of using ice in it for teething). DD has been using it mainly for banging on things, but today I put some banana in it and she finally put it in her mouth to eat some banana. So if you're worried about choking, that's an option. I have given her big pieces of fruit, bread and sweet potatoe. She now has teeth and will bite on it, but I'm not confident that she won't choke on little pieces. So I've watched her very carefully while she eats it... (I'm sure this phase will be a short one). It seems like "baby led" is the only way eating is going to happen, because she basically won't let me put anything in her mouth. Anything going in that direction is quickly intercepted by baby hands to be grabbed or slapped aside. Now that she's showing more interest, I'm much more motivated to give her things to eat. And I'm not sure yet, but it seems like my milk supply has already decreased, even though the solids she's eating are very minimal (like 2t a day)! Anyone else notice that?
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12/1/07 at 11:56pm