I think I've been in denial all this time, but I think I have a picky eater on my hands
This is coming off of my twins who are literally human garbage cans and all they do all day is want to eat different foods. So this is all very new to me. Add the fact that she's still MSPI and can't tolerate even a hint of soy or dairy, and I'm really starting to struggle.
As an infant, E quickly got to the point where she would only eat orange purees. Sometimes bananas, never applesauce until recently. I switched to blw around 10.5 months and it got a lot better but now she's really refusing a lot. I think it may be a texture issue as right now my best luck is baked breads, cookies and muffins. So I'm getting out the fruit and veggies, and pureeing them to add to her baked goodies. I'm wondering a bit if teeth are causing the latest bit of food refusal as even her pasta that she loved is getting refused. I know for a fact that taste has a lot to do with her preferences because some purees would be readily accepted and some were gagged on very early on. I'll include a gag picture to show what I'm dealing with, and to see what you all think about it simply being taste. The pic was taken months ago, but the gag face stays the same. It used to be hilarious, but now it's getting a little frustrating
She typically only gags once and then spits the food out pushes the spoon or my hand away when I try to offer it again. And now it's just being tossed off of the tray. I keep offering and keep offering being non-chalant about it, but she just keeps refusing. I will say though, that she typically loves meat. Potatoes are a hit or miss, most veggies are now refused, but fruits are ok. Cooked foods have to be hot.
So I need some ideas. Pureed fruit on toast is refused but she loves toast. Rice with meat and a homemade sweet n sour sauce are ok-ish. Eggs in any form are refused - still trying after a few months but now I go a couple of days in between tries and present them cooked differently. Rice crackers are good as are french fries, but don't have much nutritional value. We're going to drive across the country (which will take about 12 days), and I need some ideas of what to feed this child when we stop to eat. The MSPI is the hardest to get around with store bought food. I haven't yet tried store bought bread, but will attempt it before we leave for our trip.
Dh is pretty picky himself and always was as a child. I think he really has a good understanding of her picky-ness. I'm wondering if this could be hereditary, but really hoping that she'll grow to like some new foods.
The weirdest part of all of this is how much she LOVES her hypo-allergenic formula
It's vile and disgusting and I gag when smelling it. I just don't get it