Is anyone else out there attempting to feed their child solid foods? And, failing miserably?
We nurse on a very specific schedule, because we feel that Alex sleeps
better when he has a more specific nursing schedule. Every four hours,
Alex nurses. I attempt to alternate nursing with feeding him every four
hours--so he's either nursing or being fed solids every two hours
throughout the day. He usually acts hungry before it's time to nurse,
but he often refuses to eat his solids when I try to feed him.
This is what I got for my efforts.
He does like some vegetables. Despite the fact that they smell horrid, he apparently likes peas.
Ben has better luck than I do. Perhaps it's because I smell like milk. Why settle for less than the best?
The doctor says there is nothing to worry about; he'll take to eating in his own good time. But, I cannot help but worry. Is he getting all his vitamins and nutrients? Is he starving? Would he eat if I offered something different? Worry - that's the real work of parenting.
Then there is the whole ordeal of attempting to make our own baby food. I really need to get started with that. But, I hate making up a bunch of stuff just to have him scrunch up his nose at it. It's not like it only takes a few minutes to make something. I did buy an immersion blender. Now, I just have to get to work with making something. I'm considering just pureeing whatever we eat at night to feed to Alex the next day. At least then I'm not attempting to make a bunch of special food. Anyone out there have thoughts on that approach? Or, what did you do if you're making your own baby food?