I'm so frustrated. Its been over 2 weeks of solid food attempts for us and it seems like VERY little to nothing is getting in. He seems so uninterested and never opens his mouth. I feel like I'm force feeding him at times (but I'm really not! lol)
We've only done rice cereal, and then he had his ear infection so I thought maybe he wasnt feeling good so we stopped for a few days, went back to rice and then today was his 3rd day of bananas. I tried those mainly b/c itwas the only thing we had on hand and I suddenly thought "What if he just doesnt like the rice?" so anyway, same thing with bananas. We try everything to get him to open up. I make silly faces to get him to laugh and open his mouth, I do the race car sounds and the airplane sounds and etc... I feed myself or DH, and still nothing.
Its extra frustrating as DS1 was the exact opposite. From the moment we put him in the highchair and put a spoon in front of his mouth he opened up like a baby bird and ate it all! (and he still eats well, and a LOT lol). I know all kids are different but I'm so frustrated. I feed him in the evening when hes most hungry and drinks 12oz and notta. The 2 days last week when I didnt feed him (I was too frustrated) he was up at 5am, and he normally STTN til 8 or 9. So maybe soemthing is getting into him, or maybe itwas a fluke... I dont know.
Anyway, tomorrow I'm off to the grocery store and I'll get some squash and sweet potato and try those. DS1 loved them, maybe I'll have some luck...
I'm sorry if this post is rambly I'm just so frustrated. And of course no matter when I feed him DS1 gets up to no good so I'm either getting up and down to tend to DS1 or I'm yelling at him, which just adds to frustration.
DH tried yesterday and said when he was reclined a bit he ate some more (sort of the same position as when we give him a bottle). Today I tried a different high chair (we have 2) that reclines and even tried him in my arms tonight... again no luck. ARGH. I've gotten ONE tablespoon of food into him ONCE so far... and its been 2.5 weeks... I know its not for nutrition right now and its for fun and to try foods but I'm so frustrated.
I see the dr tomorrow as a follow up to his last appt to make sure his ear infection cleared up ok. He gets shots in a few weeks b/c of his ear infection we delayed them.... anyway.... thanks for reading. Suggestions/support welcome!!!