That's all good, right?
I just need some words of reassurance from some wise women ...
she's healthy, bonny and lovely. She'll chomp on a stick of celery or whatever as a teething aid, and she enjoys playing with purees or playing with her spoons, but she really isn't into food. She's interested in her dad, older sister & I when we eat/drink, but just not into any of that for her self.
She's exclusively breastfed and I have no worries nursing her. Happy to do it.
But I'd love to hear someone say it out loud: "it's fine. Relax. She's cool". or some such.
I think there's a wide range of when babies start solids. Most between 6-12 months, but not necessarily right at 6. Every baby is different and it could change quickly. My 7 month old when from completely uninterested to gobbling down as much squash, sweet potatoes, etc as he could all within 2 weeks time. She'll figure it out eventually.
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My almost 9 month old is also not very interested in solids. She'll eat about 1/4 of an egg yolk a day (lol!), so I still consider her 99% EBF. She's happy, healthy and super active (she's almost walking!). She's even fairly slender (around 15, 15.5 lbs) and neither I nor my pediatrician are concerned.
So.. its fine! Relax. Remember, food before one is all just for fun!
A'ing, ,,, Momma to one DD 1/1/12 . Trying to and hoping for a next time!
My daughter didn't take more than about 1% of her calories from anything besides breastmilk until she was about 13 months old. She did have anemia, but she was a preemie and it wasn't surprising or hard to correct. She's 3.5 now, and eats everything under the sun.
I have an incredibly healthy 2 1/2 year old. I went back to work a couple of months ago after being a SAHM.
On weekends and at night, he would STILL rather nurse than eat solids. No kidding. On weeknight dinners, he'll play along with eating a couple of bites and sit reasonably well (sometimes not, of course) while he finish...then he wants to nurse.
At 7 months, he had been only introduced to solids for two weeks and still was entirely uninterested. He was easily 18 months before he got 20% of his calories from solids.
My guy has been consistently healthier than his same-age peers who were weaned at 2 months or 6 months or whatever. Also healthier than his much-older brother, who I weaned at 4 months.
No worries, mama. Nurse away!
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