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    Default rice cereal and gagging

    Iv just started DS on rice cereal, it's day 2 and he gags on it and pushes it out of his mouth with his tongue. i mix it with EBM. He sits up with us while we have breakfast and i offer it to him then. About an hr after his morning feed.

    He's 5.5mths old i dont know if i should keep persisting or give it a rest. I personally dont feel he's ready for food and dont think he even needs it (he's a good weight, contend after feeds, doesnt sleep but that's normal, im told.
    I was going to keep him on it for a couple weeks then introduce BLW. But right now, he's not keen on the slop! it this common? How should i go about this?
    He's exclusively breastfed.

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    Doesnt sound like he is interested yet. Could also be because it is so bland.
    My DD preferred it when it was mixed with some pureed pear or apple.

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    My DS refused rice cereal at they age and to be honest I don't blame him! It's revolting and I've now learned it has no nutritional benefit! I left it a few weeks until he turned 6 months, it sounds like your DS is like mine an just not quite ready yet. A month or so later he was eating fruit or vege purée and raffetys baby porridge ( so much more appetising than the rice cereal ) I personally don't buy the BLW thing but I know others on here would disagree, it's what you feel is best but I wouldn't worry that he's not keen on solids just yet all bubs are different an food is fun before 1, he's getting lots of nutrients from the BF'ing.

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    You say you don't feel he's ready, go with your feeling. From what you said he's otherwise content so trying again later seems like a good idea.

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    I would try something yummier. I wouldn't swallow that stuff either!! My DD had no interest in it but liked apple and pear and pumpkin.

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    Ugh have you tasted rice cereal? I would gag over it too lol.

    I think you should wait and do the blw, especially as you think he's not overly keen on the solids as yet.

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    thanks for the advice. im kind of glad to hear some babies are just not keen on the stuff and its not just mine!
    i tasted the rice cereal and when it's mixed with ebm its actually very sweet tasting, i thought it would seem like a thicker version of breastmilk. I made it very runny consistency. i added the ebm for more nutrients as i know it's full of...well, nothing really lol.
    Think i will turf it and go with my instincts on this one. Id feel better after 6mths giving real food a go.
    I find it strange how some babies are onto food at 4mths like my DD was and some on 3 'meals' a day of solids already....im not comparing just amazed at how different each individual baby is.

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    Try again in a month or skip it alltogether and go straight to BLW.

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    Totally agree with pp, most babies are not ready until 6 months ( the current recommendation) spend the next few weeks reading the BLW book and you will never touch a purée again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Totally agree with pp, most babies are not ready until 6 months ( the current recommendation) spend the next few weeks reading the BLW book and you will never touch a purée again!
    I'll be coming up to this soon. What book are you referring to? I'd like to read it before I have to start. Thanks

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