Today feels like Monday, which is fine… The weekend is already one day closer! Gha!
Yesterday I went to the Baby&Mom class, they had a lecture (?) on the Introduction of Solid Foods. Took Little Madam with, she was so chatty and smiling at all the tannies, then she got bored halfway and fell asleep!
Anyways, now if you are like me (pointing to the Learner sign on the back of my head), I thought you start with the cereals, and only cereal for a few weeks (months even) before trying other food. Now I know I can start with the veggies and meat and everything else in between. And cereal. I also asked the nurse to weigh Jessica yesterday, since the 30th of Aug to yesterday she only gained 400gr… (5.6kg = 6.05kgs). She ‘use to’ average a gain of 200gr a week. Perhaps it is time for her to start on the solids. I’m looking forward to introducing her to all the new tastes!
The ‘lecture’ was presented by 2 dieticians and it made perfect sense. They even handed out simple recipes and gave us a 4 week menu to try. In the 4 weeks you introduce all kinds of veggies, some meat and test for the major allergy groups (if my memory doesn’t fail me now – soya, wheat, dairy, eggs, fish & nuts). If you think your child is at risk of a severe allergy, to rather test the food on his/her cheek – this will also show a reaction. (if you have fish or nut allergy history, best to test at the Dr office of hospital incase its a VERY severe reaction). So far I’ve been eating and drinking everything I had before and during my pregnancy. I haven’t noticed anything that upsets Jessica. I was allergic to Tartrazine when I was a young one… hope she doesn’t have that! No other food allergies that I know of…
This weekend I will start with the rice cereal (can you say KODAK moment!? Heeehhee), and then slowly but surely start with the veggies on Monday. Will at 1st only try to give food once a day, then build up to twice etc… Don’t want to overwhelm the poor child either!
Im still astonished that you can give meat & veggies so soon. I want to try and make the food myself and only use Purity fruit when the time comes (and the other food for emergencies). But then again *checking that big red L on the back of my head* that might be easier said than done! Wish me luck!
Now a question: What cereal did you first give your Baby?
Celerac or Nestum? And whats the difference? Which one is the rice cereal?!
I guess I can google this too… but prefer to ask all the clever mommies out there!