Baby Food Issues
Fiala is six months old. Whenever she nurses, she hastily gulps her milk, usually finishing within ten minutes, and looks at me an emphatic, “Mmmph!” like, “Is that all? Don’t you have three?” She also has been wanting to nurse more often. And, while she’s not losing weight, she’s not gaining it as quickly, and is losing some of her sweet chub. Whenever we eat, if she’s sitting on our laps, she leans forward to try to intercept our food, her mouth gapped open. Good signs that she’s ready to eat, right?
So, I got her some organic brown rice cereal, and mixed it with breastmilk. Nope. Refusal, with the most hilarious, disgusted expressions. Mixed it with water. Nope. Steamed and pureed some organic carrots. Nope. Mixed it with the cereal. Nope. Refried beans? (Not really fried — just beans.) Nope.
All of this was over the course of two weeks or so, trying bits at a time, daily. I have to be especially careful about the introduction of new foods, because we have such problems with food allergies and intolerances, so it’s not like I can keep giving her random samples to see what she’ll eat.
This morning, I tried applesauce. Nope. She outright rejects it, sticking out her whole tongue to eject any that I’ve managed to get into her mouth. She clamps her lips shut. She blows raspberries. She gags. She will not eat.