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#1 of 6 Old 11-05-2004, 10:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi mamas,

Should I be concerned? We've tried giving her lots of different types of food, and she'll occasionally take a bite here and there, but never acts like she wants it. Do you think I need to push the solid food thing or will she start when she's ready? All the babies I know start eating solids around 6-8 months, so I'm wondering if we missed the boat!

What do you think?

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She'll start when she's ready. Go ahead and offer, and give her some (if only to play with) at your meal times.

A lot of babies don't show an interest in solids until they're past a year. One of my sons was like that. He's still a fussy eater at 6, but long ago self-weaned!
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My ds was the same way. Then, at 12 1/2 months, he started eating EVERYTHING. Be patient, she'll eat.

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My twins didn't start eating until they were 13.5 months old. We all had a horrible stomach bug, and they each lost about 10% of their body weight. The hunger that followed is what motivated them to start eating.

At 20 months, they are some of the least-picky toddlers I know. They still don't eat as much as most of their friends, but they'll eat just about anything when they are hungry.

So, no worries! Totally normal!

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Thanks for your replies! I know in my heart that everything is fine, but it's nice to hear your similar experiences for reassurance. My daughter certainly has become the pro-nurser though- she's got a system down. She just learned the sign for milk too, and she's excited that she can communicate it. (Me too!)

Lots of love...

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my dd #1 was the same, she would still be BF if I would let her ...she is 4 1/2 but dd #2 would rather eat food. she is 7 mo. I have to eat when she is asleep so she does not get mad at me. I think they stay healthier if they nurse longer
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