Posted by: Meags on: January 18, 2012
So we tried to introduce solid food to Parker last weekend, and as you can surmise, it did not go well. We first tried with banana, by both cutting it in chunks and seeing if she would play with it, and mashing some up with some breastmilk and trying to spoon feed her. She refused both. At one point, Mike got a bit of banana in her mouth, and she made a face like “WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME!?” She made the same face when she grabbed her sippy cup and realized the substance inside was not her beloved milk but WATER. *gasp*
After tossing pretty much the whole banana in the garbage, I thought that maybe we could try something different the next morning. So we gave her some banana flavored baby yogurt. The taste was much more subdued than the actual banana, and I thought she might appreciate the texture more, since the fatty portion of milk can be similar consistency as yogurt. She wasn’t really impressed, but at least it wasn’t on the same torture scale as the banana. She definitely seemed to take more for daddy than she did for me, but either way, it seems that she just isn’t ready for solids just yet. She will open her mouth for the spoon, but she swallows little if any and kind of treats the whole enterprise as some weird punishment we’ve devised. We have one more container of yogurt, but after that I think I’m going to give it a rest for a couple of weeks and try again.
I am a little disappointed because I was thinking it would be fun, and it may still be – just not yet. For now, we’ll have to stick with mommy milk.