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<p>So we all heard from the powers that be that 6 mos. is time to introduce baby to new foods. Well my daughter is going on 9 mos. and she still rejects the spoon and only plays with her food when I lay it out for her to self-feed. I've tried different foods, different times of the day and still hardly a bite. She nurses well thank goodness. I don't want to push her, but just wanted to hear stories from other moms who had similar issue and how their babies eventually started on solids.</p>
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<p>My DS2 had very little interest in eating until just around the 9 month mark.  He only started letting me give him some food on a spoon (yogurt) just after 10 months.  The amount of solids has really increased since 10 months (he is now just over 11 months) and there are actually some foods he gets excited for. </p>
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<p>What worked for us what just changing the size of solids offered -- he really likes small pieces that he can eat at one bite, versus a larger piece that he has to take bites from.  He discovered a love of frozen peas and frozen blueberries -- I think teething really bothered him and these foods felt good on his gums.  He wouldn't eat whole green beans but will wolf them down if I cut them up.  He also is a big fan of meat (chicken shredded, ground beef) and loves holding a lamp chop and sucking on the meat.</p>
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<p>This is so tough because other parents have kids who eat 10X the amount my DS2 does.  However, DS1 wasn't a big eater until after 1 yr old and now he eats great. </p>
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<p>Hugs & hope it gets better soon!</p>
 

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<p>My second refused pretty much all solids until after her first birthday.  She just didn't want to have anything to do with food.  She'd push purees out of her mouth, and if I put food on her high chair tray, she would just throw it on the floor or put it in her hair.  She ate the sporadic Cheerio, so I knew she COULD eat - she just didn't want to.</p>
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<p>I just kept offering, and one day she grabbed a grilled cheese sandwich from her friend's hand and started chomping away on it.  It was kind of ridiculous how well she did with it!  And she's been a voracious eater ever since, and still loves nursing.  Last night we had meatloaf and broccoli, and she was eating it faster than I could give it to her.  There is nothing this girl won't eat.</p>
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<p>She's 19 months now and you would never know that she wouldn't eat until after she turned 1!</p>
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<p>Hang in there.  I know how frustrating it is, but she will get it eventually!</p>
 

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<p>Thanks for the encouragement. I'll be more patient now and I think I'll try those green beans next!<span><img alt="eat.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/eat.gif"></span></p>
 
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