Tuesday, March 10, 2009
About a month and a half ago, at Brayden's 4 month well check, our pediatrician suggested we start cereal with Brayden. So, a few days later, I went out and got some rice cereal for him. As I mentioned in an earlier post, he would not have anything to do with it...and he still won't. Our pediatrician said that by his 6 month well visit, he should be eating about a half cup of cereal a day. Well...he isn't eating any...and his 6 month well visit is in two weeks. We have tried everything. Mixing it with breastmilk, apple juice, applesauce. We tried it from a spoon and in a bottle. It doesn't matter...he will not eat it. Last week, when he was so constipated, a friend suggested trying pears. We tried them and he didn't care for those either. But we kept up with it, as we did with the cereal, and now he loves pears! It takes him a second to get used to eating off the spoon, but once he gets going, we can't get it to his mouth fast enough! He loves his pears! Now if we could just get him to eat his cereal like that! Maybe that would help him start sleeping through the night! I would certainly love that!