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#1 Davidoff-sensei

Posted 19 June 2019 - 09:32 AM

We've been doing puree's since 5 months and he's good with it, doesn't tongue thrust anymore.

It's just he barely has any, its hard to get him interested. Straight after a bottle is no chance, even 30 mins after a bottle is pointless.

The only time he's good is when he's actually hungry but we want to offer the bottle first as your meant to?

Some day's he wont have any at all, some days like 2-3 teaspoons. Just struggling to get him to actually want to eat?

#2 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 19 June 2019 - 09:40 AM

6 months is still early for solids. I wouldn’t worry about it.
Milk first, food for fun, just to get used to new flavours and textures.  When able enough (sitting up, holding things) I’d do some finger foods too, not to eat really, just to play with and experiment with. It’s all about getting them used to the flavours and textures so that they aren’t fussy later on. Milk is still the main meal.

#3 james_c

Posted 19 June 2019 - 09:42 AM

Don't worry about it, at this age it's all about taste and texture, not about nutrition. Keep offering 30 minutes after the bottle, let him play with it, get a few spoonfuls in and that's it.
Bu the time he is 9-10 months you can switch solids and bottle and he will start getting more solids in.
Do you have concerns about his growth?

Edited by james_c, 19 June 2019 - 09:43 AM.

#4 TinyGiraffe

Posted 19 June 2019 - 09:48 AM

My DD is almost 9 months and some days still refuses any solids or just has a few spoons / plays with her finger foods. She is only just starting to want them. Focus on food being for fun for now. :-)

#5 Mands09

Posted 19 June 2019 - 09:50 AM

I always offered mine purée before milk feeds. Helped keep the milk down but they were never interested after a feed as they were full.

#6 klr75

Posted 19 June 2019 - 09:54 AM

my DS wasn't interested in solids until after 7 almost 8 months old, and then once he wanted it, I couldn't keep food up to him!  Went from only giving him little bits every other day to 3 meals a day within a week!

#7 ekbaby

Posted 19 June 2019 - 10:08 AM

2-3 tsp sounds fine and totally within the recommended amounts for that age. It’s important not to displace the milk at this age as milk is still their main food with all they need in it - eg puréed apples is not as nutrient/calorie dense as formula. If Bub wants to take more great but if they are just having small amounts and tasting different things/learning to eat that is fine. You can start trying some different textures too eg lumpier foods or finger foods, again it doesn’t matter if only a small amount is actually eaten

#8 Amica

Posted 19 June 2019 - 10:27 AM

My 8 month old won't have a bar of solids. To date, maybe 3 teaspoons of food have been actually swallowed, ever.

#9 luckynutcracker

Posted 19 June 2019 - 10:54 AM

Does it matter if you offer some foods before a bottles feed?
With breastfeeding, breast milk is easily digested and it's very important not to displace breast milk too early/too much.

With formula feeding it's a bit different, the formula takes longer to digest, you may find less opportunities when baby is interested in other foods, 30 mins after a bottle of formula, a 6 month old is unlikely to be interested!

Why not let baby play with some food before a bottle, try finger food for some fun and exploration?
So long as you keep an eye on his total daily intake and ensure he is well hydrated and nourished he is at no risk of having his nutrition compromised as he slowly transitions to a full diet from around 6 months to 12 months.
Could you have a chat with your chn?

#10 lozoodle

Posted 19 June 2019 - 11:19 AM

He'll come around don't worry - he's still so young. Mine weren't really eating regularly until 7 months and even then it was tiny amounts.

#11 Jingleflea

Posted 19 June 2019 - 11:31 AM

My Dd didn't take to solids until over 12 months!
And even now at 9 eats like a bird.

#12 literally nobody

Posted 19 June 2019 - 11:48 AM

I always gave solids before milk. started at 4 months.

#13 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 19 June 2019 - 01:07 PM

With this baby's background, I'd be very wary of solids before milk.  Have you considered seeing a dietician specialising in reflux and allergy so they can guide you?

PM me if you want a suggestion of who to see.

#14 luckynutcracker

Posted 19 June 2019 - 01:55 PM

View PostAcidulous Osprey, on 19 June 2019 - 01:07 PM, said:

With this baby's background, I'd be very wary of solids before milk.  Have you considered seeing a dietician specialising in reflux and allergy so they can guide you?

PM me if you want a suggestion of who to see.
Oh, if baby has a history of health problems it's different again and you need advice specific to your baby rather than general information.

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