I've been trying to start my baby daughter on solids since she was 6 months old but she won't eat. She's 7 months old now and all she's had is a tiny bit of broccoli and a tiny bit of banana so she's still EBF. I started offering her vegetables cut for blw and the first day she grabbed a piece of broccoli and put it in her mouth (and spat back out most of it) and I was very happy with that. After that though she's not even touched the food I've put in front of her except one day that she did the same with a piece of banana. I've tried with pureed vegetables mixed with expressed milk so it smells familiar but she doesn't even give it a chance, she turns her head and closes her mouth shut even before I get close enough to her mouth. I wonder if it has to do with the fact that the only things we've put in her mouth before were medicines that she needed so she's just assuming it's something like that? Or is she not ready yet? She sits unaided and seems interested in food when we eat but when the food is in her high chair she won't even touch it or look at it.
I feel I'm not doing this right and I'm a bit worried that it's taking so long. Has this happened to any of you? Do you have any advice?
I wanted to start with vegetables (as finger food or pureed I don't care, whichever she prefers) since I read you should do that but I wonder if I should offer her one of those fruit pouches instead...? She does like to drink water from a cup (with help) so maybe something more liquidy would help.
I don't know what to do. Ah, we gave her a few breaks in between attempts for a few days each.