Where has my baby bird gone?

January 8, 2008 9:57 pm
Posted by: heather

We started Jace on “solid” food a little after 5 months. The first couple of days he was confused then figured it out and was like a little baby bird, opening his mouth and chirping for more. It was very cute! After about a week and a half we tried oatmeal and he had a really hard time with it. I think because it is stickier he had a hard time swallowing it and it made him gag. After three days of him repeatedly gagging on it, I decided to switch back to rice cereal. Problem is he now associates solid food with gagging so he won’t eat ANY!

Eating at this point is really just practice since all his calories really come from milk but it is a little frustrating knowing that he CAN eat it, he just has a hangup. We are going to take a break for a little while and try again. I’m sure he will learn to eat solids before goes away to college.

One Response to “Where has my baby bird gone?”

Jim W wrote a comment on January 9, 2008

I didn’t eat any solid foods in college….

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