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Monday, May 17, 2010

Solids...

What started like this...
ended like this...

I gave in. I knew I would. Sophia got her first taste of rice cereal this weekend. Dad did the feeding and I did the video-taping. I TRIED to upload the video but it takes hours. What am Idoing wrong??? It's in HD, is that why it takes forever?? This picture is just a still shot of the video, so thankfully I'm able to do that.
The verdict...she didn't like it. She didn't NOT like it. In all honestly, I'm not sure if she swallowed much of anything. And who can blame her? It smelled like cardboard to me. Any experienced moms want to give me advice? I tried again on Sunday, with the same result. I was planning on introducing a new food each Saturday, but I'm not sure if I should keep up with the rice until then? Or just stop and wait until Saturday and try a fruit? The good news is, she didn't mind the spoon being in her mouth. Dan was holding it so gently that she ripped it out of his hands and was just hanging out with it hanging out of her mouth. Very attractive:)
And, just because...I took this last weekend because she just looked SO sweet and peaceful. You'd think the harness would bother her, but she's so used to it, it's truly not a big deal to her. And yes, that is a flannel sleeper. Our condo gets cold at night.

5 comments:

Fran said...

So cute!! I have no suggestion on how to make it taste any better, can you add some fruit maybe? Or is this a big no no? Sorry can't help but I always love the pics you post! Fran

Jen Wargo said...

It's taken Olivia a while to get used to solids but she's doing great now. It takes about a week for them to take to a new food so don't get frustrated. Try leaving the spoon in her mouth for about 10seconds and let her suck on that. She will get used to it, promise!

Anonymous said...

our ped said wait three days before introducing something new, so you can wait till sat and try sweet potatos maybe, or mix it in the cereal after a few...you could also dilute the cereal w. more breastmilk. lakshmi.

Anonymous said...

I agree--at this point it is more a texture thing. I would try to dilute the cereal with more breastmilk--soupy like. When she starts to like it more, you can make it thinker. Earths Best has cereal with apples or bananas in it--but I really think at this point it is a texture thing. Don't give up--she needs the iron from the cereal because breastmilk does not have a lot of iron in it. Sarah and Anna

Stacy said...

Sophie is adorable with her cereal mouth. :-)

Sadie would always eat her rice cereal, but we never could decide if she liked it. She would open her mouth for more though, so I guess she did not absolutely hate it. After a week, we started mixing it with a fruit. She seems to enjoy that more. She eats absolutely anything though, so she is pretty easy.