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Leland really acts like he likes foods. He started on some commercial rice cereal, not that I like it so much but I am confused as to what else to give him. I have never had a baby before with allergies or reflux. I gave all my children rice cereal and then started on sweet patatoes.<br><br>
He has lost interest in the rice and *wants* other food. He will seriously tantrum if he doesn't eat something. So, I started him on some squash, and he had some tummy issues. I quit with that and I am now just back to rice cereal a couple times a week. He acts unsatisified and demands nursing more (not just for a couple of days). He nurses at least ever fourty five minutes around the clock. Ugh.<br><br>
Normally, I would just wait out his tummy issues, but it really feels like he could use some solids.<br><br>
What to do?
 

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Another issue we've been discussing quite a bit on our Nov/Dec thread :LOL I've been trying to give Jessica oatmeal - she takes it sometimes, but not others. She has had carrots (smashed up from my plate, not jarred), green beans (same thing), squash (jarred - she hated it) and I guess that's it. She's gotten pretty grabby and has had a mouthful of rice, part of a tortilla, and some roll - lightening fast reflexes that one! It does sound like Leland is ready for more - I've never had to deal with allergies or reflux though so I'm not too sure about that. Hopefully someone else will answer you.
 

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Maybe try some of the low-allergenic grains? Like quinoa or millet. You could toast, grind and then boil them. And mix in some EBM...<br><br>
My DD has allergies and reflux and we are holding off on solids for a bit, too. I recently tried to reintroduce peanuts into my diet and it wa awful for a few days until they got out of my system.<br><br>
I think bananas are pretty low on the allergy scale, too.<br><br>
Good luck to you! I'm sure there is someone here who has some better answers.
 

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y'know i talked to a friend recently who's ds is allergic to bananas and she said after they figured it out she came to find out that it's not really that uncommon of an allergy.<br><br>
so far dd2 has had rice cakes, teething biscuits (non-wheat, mainly just gummed it don't think much went down), oatmeal, avocado, and tonight sweet potatoes. she dug the sweet potatoes. yum <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"> . got some pears today at the store and will probably try that. dd2 still spits up a fair amount, but i think it is lessening. which squash were you trying? i thought squash was supposed to be pretty low on the allergy scale. i think <a href="http://www.askdrsears.com/" target="_blank">dr sears's site</a> has pretty good info on starting solids.<br><br>
have fun with it. dd2 got sooooooooo messy tonight with avocado and sweet potato. she was so cute, grabbing for the spoon and smearing it all over herself.
 

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Here are two links to 2 sites I've found helpful when dealing w/a food allergic baby:<br><br><a href="http://www.hallpublications.com/title2_sample2.html" target="_blank">http://www.hallpublications.com/title2_sample2.html</a> (Sequence of Adding Solids for the Food Allergic Infant)<br><br><a href="http://www.hallpublications.com/title2_sample1.html" target="_blank">http://www.hallpublications.com/title2_sample1.html</a> (Jonja Food Allergen Scale -- listed most allergenic to least allergenic)<br><br>
Read labels diligently, too. Except for Beech-nut & Healthy Times, all commercial baby cereals have added soy, which has a high allergen potential.<br><br>
We started w/sweet potatoes and then pears. Millet cereal is next. Also, be sure to introduce only one new food at a time, and space the introduction of new foods by 4-7 days.<br><br>
HTH!
 

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Thanks Sherri for the invitation to the thread. I always mean to get over there but I feel bad when I can't keep up...sometimes, I get so busy.<br><br>
Oddly enough, he is eating oatmeal very well now. I thinkhe is intollerant to soy. He Loves avacado...wierd child. Literally freaks out when I am eating it and he can't have any.<br><br>
Ahhh, all things resolve eventually. I bought some millet, I will be trying that soon. Thanks for the suggestions ladies!
 
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