tales from a working mom // the truth about feedings

May 24, 2013 in Ari Davis,mommyhood,Oh baby!

talesfromaworkingmom

Having a baby means all kinds of grand planning.

And then real life slaps you upside the head and knocks some sense into you.

When we were going through the great solids debate, we knew we wanted to try the unconventional by using the baby led weaning approach. And in many ways, we have done that.

But we’ve also gone the convenient route.

Because, well, it’s convenient. And, more importantly, he likes it.

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We started out giving him pieces of the foods we were eating — avocados, bananas, whole oats, etc. It went well. He was hesitant, but my little champ went with it.

But my milk supply continued to decrease. And the stress of not being able to make my baby feel full was overwhelming. So one day at Target I noticed that some of the Happy Baby organic, no-GMO, food pouches were on sale. So I picked up a handful of them.

Right away, he loved them. He ended up going nuts for them!

So I sent some to the sitter with him and ever since, he’s been eating about 2 pouches [or 8 ounces] of food a day. Sweet potatoes, broccoli, carrots, sweet peas, bananas, beets, pears, mangoes and more. He loves it all.

One thing we didn’t do conventionally was feeding him one type of food for a week straight. Cause that’s boring for everyone. And who’s allergic to green beans?? Probably 1 person out of a million. Seriously.

So I guess we’ll continue with what works for us [which is what parenting is all about, right??].

We’ll feed him pieces of our meals and we’ll make sure he’s getting all of the necessary nutrition through alternate routes — like organic pouches and breast milk — keeping our baby happy and healthy!

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Amanda May 24, 2013 at 9:26 am

I’m hopeful that one day I’ll be able to make my own baby food. My mom and mother-in-law both did that and I have zero food allergies. My mom fed me too many carrots and I turned orange, so not cute on a pale, bald baby! Do what’s right for you – and keep loving on that adorable baby!

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Casey June 7, 2013 at 9:53 am

All of my baby’s weaned differently. I don’t really think there is any “right” way. One started eating at 6 months, the other two, not until 9 months. I only did real baby food with one of them. It’s way too easy to just let them eat what you are. And I think it really healthier too, granted you are eating healthy! Lol. Non of my kids have allergies of any sort and they all eat veggies really well except for one doesn’t like salad. You’re doing great!

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Mich June 7, 2013 at 10:11 am

totally do what you feel is right for you guys and for Ari. I think that the way its all working out is the best plan 🙂

As long as Ari is happy and getting his nutrition thats all that matters.

And HOW CUTE is his little face!!! omg!

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