Every new mom knows the challenges of transitioning her baby to solid foods: it’s stressful, frustrating, and messy. That’s why we took to Facebook to find out your biggest feeding problems—to bring you solutions that work. Read on to learn how to solve your mealtime dilemmas.
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"Babies need to learn how to hold new textures, flavors, and temperatures in their mouths before swallowing," says Teresa Walsh, London-based midwife and birth educator who provides one-on-one support to new parents. "This takes time, and can result in gagging."
The solution: Transition from pureed food to lumpier food slowly, so that your baby can adjust to the change, says Walsh. If you still notice gagging, “start by placing new foods on her tongue with your finger, so that she can get used to the new taste.” And of course, don’t leave your baby alone when she’s eating.
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