Monday, September 26, 2011

My Fussy Eater

After starting Mikayla on solids at five months old it was a struggle to find anything that she would happily eat. Many days were spent in the kitchen creating delicious and nutritious purées for my baby girl. Sadly after all my hard work I was only confronted with a clamped mouth and much gagging and spitting if I managed to get anything past those tight lips. I was so disappointed :(

I knew Mikayla was getting to the age where her iron levels were depleting and she needed more then my breast milk could provide. After reading about "baby led weaning" I decided to give it a go and see if this would intrigue her delicate taste palette.

She happily took to feeding herself the little bits of whole food I would cut up for her and lay out on her high chair table. It is so cute watching her munch away on these little bits of food. She is so independent already. I am just happy she is getting more nutrients and starting to expand her tastes.

My little munchkin with her selection of foods.
This smile says it all.


Serena said...

She looks very pleased with herself too. I love her SO much!

Mum xo

Rita said...

Well, that seems to be working really well with Mikayla! Bravo! Whatever works, right? She wants to do it herself. Good for her. That smile does say it all. :)

Bradley said...

Hi Michelle,

Awww!! Those pics of Mikayla look so cute! I love seeing her smile like that! I love seeing her very happy, and I'm glad you were able to find a way to make Mikayla eat her food without problems!

Love Brad!