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A little bit of background info. My DD is 7.5 months and EBF. She does not eat solids. I've tried just about everything with/for her. I've given her homemade, store bought, organic, not organic, different spoons, my finger but she will eat nothing. I've even tried putting breast milk on the spoon just to see if she didn't like the idea of eating. She did take that with no problem. Once in awhile I can get her to eat a bite or two of homemade peas.
I went to the store today and bought some strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and kiwi. I read on wholesomebabyfood.com that strawberries and raspberries should be avoided until 12+ months, and kiwi 8+ months. Do you guys think 7.5 months is close enough to give that a try? And with the "berries" do you think it would be okay if there are no food allergies that run in our families?
What about when we have our dinners. Can I just puree some of the food we eat and let her try that? I've pretty much came to the conclusion that DD will just skip straight to table food when she's ready, but I still feel like I have to try.
I've never had a problem with my other three kids, so this is a first for me.
TIA for any advice or suggestions...
Yes, I have tried letting her feed herself. Not with bits of food though. I've given her the spoon with food on it, and I also have given her the bowl with food in it for her to "play" with and then put her hands in her mouth. I'm too afraid to give her actual peices of food.
I think you are probably right & she will just go straight to table foods. You could try small bits of Gerber puffs or Cheerios (I started my son off with broken up puffs until he learned to chew) and then move to really soft bananas cut into small pieces, etc etc, you know? Ben really sometimes just wants nothing to do with a spoon or fork or my help...and sometimes he doesn't want to feed himself at all!