The kid turned 6 months old on 17th Decemeber 2013. I have failed to make her eat any solid foods properly.

She doesn't want to eat with spoon.
She doesn't like plain lentils.
She doesn't like Cerelac.

She likes to suck from the bottle and she happily sucks formula. Cerelac is sweet so she should like that too.

Where am I going wrong? Is there any particular method of making the infant eat?
How much should I expect the infant to eat throughout the day?

  • How long have you been trying to get her to eat solid foods? (I only started with my daughter when she turned 6 months - not clear how long you've been trying)
    – JamesF
    Dec 30, 2013 at 5:52

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Plain lentils sounds pretty boring. We tried fresh fruit: mango, watermelon, kiwi fruit and banana – cut into pieces that she could hold in her hand. We allowed her to taste the food, but never required that she actually ate any. We had a constant watch on her, just in case she choked, and she sometimes did, but eventually she got the hang of eating. We never fed our girl mush, just proper food, and she ate what she wanted. This all started at 5 months.

The approach is called baby-lead weaning and it works wonders.

In contrast to what you seem to be trying to do, we never gave her mush, we gave her tasty food, and we never required her to eat it. She ate when she wanted to – she was breastfeeding the whole time to get the required nutrition.

A consequence of the whole process is that our daughter is a pretty good eater – she was really good for a while, but recently became picky, but not as bad as other kids.

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