Its been a few months since i started DD on solids. Sadly i just didnt get around to blogging about it.. i swear im not busy at all with 2 kids at home and the neglected dog. JK. When my DS was starting solids i was so excited to start making him homemade baby food. I LOVED IT. I was cautious, nervous, made things bland and never really strayed from single veg purees. Hes a good eater now at the age of 2. Not great but that could just be him. He's 35 lbs and a tall boy. He's definitely not starving.
Im a bit less cautious this time around.
What I did decide thought is that i will NOT be starting with cereal. Or doing plain cereal at all. If anything i use cereal as a thickener for purees that are too thin. I have always found that cereals (of any kind) cause constipation more then anything else. Yes theres the importance for iron so i will be more diligent on incorporating that into her purees.
Sweet Potato and Quinoa, Peas, lentils and brown rice, Veg or chicken broth...sure why not. In her 1 month of eating she's tried more flavours then my son tried in 3 months. One of her first foods was a french fry. Full form. No mushing.. I THINK she liked it.
Sweet Potato, Kale, Quinoa, Chicken Broth
Im considering doing baby led weening of puree onto regular food in a few mos. Im clueless about it but my good ol friend google and i will make a date.
Starting solids was a hard step for me. Its the first realization that a baby truly needs something MORE then their mother. Ive carried her in me for 9 mos. Laboured with her for 10 hrs (i know.. not long but i was lucky) and Breastfed her for 6 mos. Now she's wanting more then breast milk and will slowly need more solids and less of ..... me. Please dont get me wrong, a formula fed baby is still equally dependant on their mother. A moms main objective is to feed their child. Really doesnt matter which way you choose. Breast, Donor or Formula.
It took me a bit to get my head around her eating solids now, i may have even shed a tear. But look at her. She loves them I got her to the 18.8 Lbs she was pre-solid food, and thats a lot of boob juice.
I'll keep you posted on how our SOLIDS adventure go and am hesitantly excited to start baby led weening.
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