So I have a DD who is almost 10 months now and I have had her on solids since 5 months. I have two questions for you clever mamas out there relating to solids/baby foods:
1) As I have noted in another post DD has had some nasty reflux issues (tempered by some excellent medication now). I'm not sure if this is the problem but although she took sooo well to her purees, she cannot do lumps of ANY kind. I have tried introducing so slowly (mostly pureed pumpkin adding in some fine mash through it) but she has the most incredible gag reflex and brings up everything she's eaten (plus her milk feed sometimes ).
I have opted at this stage to vito the lumpy purees as they don't seem to be working and am giving her finger foods instead to try and intro textures. She still gags and brings up stuff sometimes but seems unfazed and is at least in control of eating this way - although not much is actually being consumed I fear. I only do this once or twice a day at the moment (as by the time I do milk feed, losec, finger food followed by purees we could spend the whole day eating and cleaning up the eating!). My first qu is if any other mums experienced this with their kids and what they did? I have a referal to a paed to get a once over, but any tips in the meantime would be great.
2) My second questions relates to food varieties. I adhere to a relatively paleo type diet (fruit, veg, meats and min grains/processed foods) and so am not keen on rice cereals and most commercial breads for baby as a result. Does anyone out there have similar values / ideas about diet and have any suggestions for bulking out meals / different foods to try for bubs? Bubs is on the spectrum of veg and fruits (pumpkin, zucchini, sweet potato, peas, carrot, broccoli, cauli, green beans etc and banana, pear, apple, watermelon), and am in the process of introducing meats (though texture here with her gap reflex may be a struggle) but would love some other great ideas.