If you delay solids to 12 months, what do first foods look like? Do you go right to table foods, or start with typical first foods? - Mothering Forums

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My little peanut is almost 6 months, and I feel like she is nowhere near being ready for solids. I plan to wait  a little, possible 9-12 months and see how it goes. If we get to 12 months with no solids, what would be appropriate first foods for her? Any good links with research and info? Thanks mammas!

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Have you heard of baby led weaning, or baby led solids? It is based on the idea of skipping pureed foods altogether. There is a lot of research behind it. I did it with my older DS and now we are starting with 7 mo old DS #2. its much more stress free in my opinion. Its worth looking into :)

 

http://www.babyledweaning.com/

http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/babyledweaning.htm#.UngLxijR18s

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My first child didn't want anything but the breast for thirteen months. Never took stung pureed. He began with finger foods he could feed himself, that didn't involve lots of chewing (he only had a couple teeth at the time). Hard scrambled eggs with his hands, a filet of pike perch that he could feed himself with his fingers... it's fine. My second was ready to eat with us at the table at nine months. He used utensils like he saw his big brother doing and loved rice and curry sauce on top! Nothing that involved tons of chewing but he has a lot more teeth at under one year of age so it worked out.

Breastmilk is enough for one year!

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Babies really need to be offered supplemental foods after 6 months. After 6 months their fetal iron stores begin to be depleted and their caloric needs go up. These foods should not replace breast milk or formula, but they should complement it. Not getting complementary foods can place them at risk of malnutrition. This is a good breastfeeding friendly resource from the WHO and gives additional information.

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/1..._00.1.pdf?ua=1

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And my oldest was not a big solids eater, so it can be tough. Your job is to decide what to offer and when. Theirs is to decide how much to eat.

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We did baby led solids by accident with my youngest. I was just too busy to really think too much about his solids, and when he wanted some of whatever we were eating, I'd just let him have anything I deemed safe. He never ate a single pureed or canned thing- except carrots, because he really liked them, but it was such a hassle to me to worry about a piece breaking off & choking him, so I steamed & pureed them after I'd fished a few pieces out of his mouth. Everything else was just whatever was on hand- avocadoes, bananas and mushy foods were favorites. He was about 7 months when he decided he was ready, though.

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She's 18 months now, didn't really eat solids much until after 12 months, despite my efforts. She's always had really high iron levels, presumably from breast-milk.
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haha thats what I get for not looking at the dates! glad your little one is doing well!

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No worries. So sorry to see your loss on your signature. What is HIE, if you don't mind me asking?
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hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. it's a brain injury caused by loss of oxygen. my daughter had interrupted blood flow during her birth.

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thank you

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