OK, so I wasn't overly concerned that my 6 month old is not into solid foods. He doesn't like a spoon, he would rather feed himself. I have tried steaming foods for him and allowing him to feed himself. He will do this maybe once a week! He just doesn't want foods. My pediatrician has made several suggestions, which I tried to no avail! Now I have the WIC office hounding me to MAKE him eat solids! I don't know what to think! To me, breastmilk is perfect food for him. But the nutritionist at the WIC office told me I HAVE to give him solids.
The nutritionist at the WIC office is an idiot. What does she want you to do, feed it to him through a tube?
Breastmilk is all baby needs for the first year. If he's not ready, wait a couple weeks and try again! Breastmilk is far more nutritious than any baby foods.
Tell them to shove it. They don't NEED anything but BM until a year old.
WIC always tries to get on my butt for not taking them to a dentist yet. I'm pretty sure it's MY decision, they always try to act like you're a piece of crap if you don't do what they think you're supposed to.
Just keep trying every so often like you are. Eventually he'll take to it,
Breast milk is alllllll they need for the first year. Anything before then is just practice. He's fine. Force feeding him will only make him hate meal times.
Some moms purposely delay solids til a year.
He's getting a variety of nutrients, and tastes, from your milk. Screw WIC, they have idiots working there.
Quoting A is Me:" Breast milk is alllllll they need for the first year. Anything before then is just practice. He's fine. ... [snip!] ... solids til a year. He's getting a variety of nutrients, and tastes, from your milk. Screw WIC, they have idiots working there."
Mhm. Rude idiots, at that.
Show up with some research from La Leche League or other credible site on how it's not that big of a deal. Each baby is different and breastmilk has more calories and good stuff per ounce than any solid anyway.
Working for WIC does not make them educated on the subject.
That is maybe the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Just BF your baby, that is enough.
My son didn't eat anything other than breastmilk routinely till he was 13 months.
Quoting A❤T=P&W:" Working for WIC does not make them educated on the subject. "
You mean the local WIC offices don't hire PhDs?
Quoting Allissa Specht:" OK, so I wasn't overly concerned that my 6 month old is not into solid foods. He doesn't like a spoon, ... [snip!] ... to think! To me, breastmilk is perfect food for him. But the nutritionist at the WIC office told me I HAVE to give him solids."
tell them to shove it. nothing wrong with that.. breast milk is all baby needs until a year. Yes, it's nice if they start learning to eat solids, but it's not needed.
my youngest didn't start solids until 7+ months (almost 8) she had no interest in it until then. when she started, she did JUST fine. she didn't have any catching up to do. really, babies younger than that just end up with most of it on their face, hands, chest, highchair, etc.. anyway. they rarely actually eat much.
and... it's just steamed veggies. They really are not getting much nutrition from those jarred carrots, beans etc... nothing like what they get from breast milk
My doctor really irritated me with that too! I'd say my son really got interested in solids at about 7.5 months, at 6 months the doctor said he should be eating 3 times a day. He didn't like it so I didn't force it and now at 8.5 months he's having about 2 meals a day.
Quoting Just Ames:" My Son didn't really get interested in baby food until he was like 8-9 months old but even then he preferred ... [snip!] ... bottle. He didn't eat table foods until he was 16 months old. I'd personally just nod and say mmhmm to the Nutritionist at WIC."
My youngest hated baby food. He would only eat it like, once a week. So I finally just gave up and just waited until he was ready.