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You want to slow the flow of milk and/or allow the baby to control the flow better, and you can achieve this by playing with the baby's nursing position. First is to use gravity - use breastfeeding positions where the baby is higher than the nipple, like the laid-back/biological nurturing position. To give the baby more control, sit him or her upright on the ...


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When we first started our children on semi-solids, my wife expressed some breast milk and mixed this in. It worked extremely well. It has a familiar taste then, so they know what to do with it.


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Something I've always done with my little one is to say the word "Chew!" in between making over emphasised chewing motions with my mouth, and then "Swallow!" and making a big gulping swallow so he can see my neck moving. It often amuses him as if it's a bit of a game but does seem to work as it shows by example. Also it helps if he's choking a little bit ...


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He may just not be ready. It takes a lot of muscles and coordination to swallow, especially if you have to get the stuff from the front of your mouth to the back, and kids learn how at different ages. At 7 months, I don't think there's anything to worry about. I'd start meals with breastmilk or formula, then offer solid or semi-solid foods, and then wrap up ...


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It sounds to me like a textural/sensory issue, but very normal. We've had good results with fruit. Babies seem to just love fruit. There is a wide variety of textures when it comes to fruit. Apples are more solid, bananas are soft. Oranges are juicy and stringy. Star fruit has a very unique texture. Just try all sorts of fruit. If you find a fruit that he ...


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Stephie is right, reverse the feeding order. Hunger is powerful. Keep the pouch and other favored items out of sight and start with the more solid stuff first. To be honest I wouldn't worry about it too much, but if you want to play hardball, make it seem like there's nothing else. Make feeding time over, and come back to it in 10mins. (10min is an ...


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I strongly suggest that you reverse the feeding order: What motivation is there to struggle with something new (many babies are hesitant to try new tastes or textures), if she's already (semi-)full? In general, following Ellyn Sattler's "Division of Responsibility" is a viable approach, meaning at your stage you offer the food you deem appropriate, she ...



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