09-01-2008, 10:00 AM
My 10 month old today DD, primarily BF eats very little food. Is struggling with my attempt to increase solids. I have been sick and have lost too much weight nursing. I want to nurse long term but I need her to start getting more calories from food for my health sake (I weigh 25 lbs. less than I did before her- not a good thing). She has been getting constipated maybe because purees stage 2, but she is 10 month and we have been playing with solids since 6 months (still less than a jar a day). But she has the finger pincher grasp now and loves finger foods, but they are coming out whole on the other end with straining. (little bits of cooked carrots) unsure if the egg yolk is also causing a problem. Part of the frustration is not new foods just stage 2 instead of stage 1 and then her eating off her fingers instead of mine. Any thoughts, it costs $80 to see ped. and she was extremely unhelpful with feeding issues at 7 months (just got bad at me that I was not forcing her to eat more). Even though I was there because the first time she ate alot she got really sick for the first time. Any help on poo at this age. Or non-grain first finger food suggestions (she has teeth). Honestly I would love a momma to talk to rather than wasting precious nap time on here so PM me if you have navigated these waters and are willing to talk.