Introducing Papaya to Baby

I offered Ahalya Papaya for breakfast as the 19th ingredient, instead of her beloved oats and legumes. Let me start by saying that it was a struggle.
After the first spoonful that was suspiciously received and pushed out, she held the next spoonful by its nape, smelt it and looked at it with an odd expression on her face before hitting the spoon away from my hand on to the floor and then wailed in absolute protest.
I sang to her, played with her (while she was on her feeding chair) and waited a couple of minutes before offering it again. The next few bites were eaten against a lot of resistance and amidst a LOT of fussing. And it took a lot of patience to not give up!
But soon (with distraction from a squeaky duck and a rattle) she had a few more mouthfuls without crying (but still not happily). Half way into it she began getting accustomed to the flavour, texture and fragrance of the fruit and before long we finished the entire bowl! And no more fussing. I know it isn’t going to be one of her favourite fruits, but who knows, maybe she’ll start liking it soon enough.
Papayas can not only alleviate constipation in babies, but they also serve as a very nutritious snack/meal. Also known as Pawpaw, this tropical fruit contain high amounts of Vitamin C and Vitamin A. Pawpaws are also a good source of fiber and folic acid.

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