Calling All New Mom's...
As you have transitioned from nursing (or formula) exclusively to adding in some solids, were you confused? Did you read several books or did you just guess?
I nursed exclusively for 6 months. Then we added in one "meal" of organic rice cereal per day. I would pump and then add the cereal with the breast milk to thicken it. We did that for about 3 or 4 weeks and then at 7 months we began baby food. He had sweet potatoes on his 7 month birthday. For several weeks we were only doing one solid per day and one rice cereal meal per day. We introduced new foods in isolation to test for allergies. Then I went to two solids per day. I was sick of pumping so I started adding the rice cereal in with his first solid (usually fruit but not always) so he would still get plenty of iron. He is still nursing at every feeding so I know I don't have to plan fully balanced meal plans just yet. But I am getting mixed information out there. And when the food is too thick or the days I've tried to do three solids... we have dealt with constipation. I am making my own baby food (I'll blog about this some time cause it's been very interesting) but I try to add a lot of water to make sure that it's not too heavy.
Anyway... I'd love to hear from yall. My son is 8&1/2 months old now and I know he's healthy even despite my guessing and second guessing. He's at the highest part of the growth chart for height and weight, so I know he's fine! I just want to do what is BEST!!!
Some of my friends are doing three solids a day, some are doing dairy already (I was told to wait until the 1 yr mark), some are doing protein, and some are just jumping to table food. My doctor (same as Camilla's) says not to go to table food until they are 2 years old. My son has not had very much solid food yet. Just a limited list of items. He's done great with it though. He eats well. We have not had the typical issues of babies not liking veggies. (As you may have noticed from the pictures down there from a few blogs ago). He did fine with Green Beans, liked the Peas, and loves Avocados! He's also had carrots, pears, sweet potatoes, plum, and banana's. This week we will try Mango.
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