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post #161 of 256

Could any of you maybe post a sample menu of what you feed your baby?  Do you feed solids two or three times a day?  I want to know if I am feeding Audrey too much or too little.  She never seems like she is full and would keep eating if I kept feeding her.  I try to follow her cues but I don't want to feed her too many solids and take away from the breastmilk.

post #162 of 256
I think I am more conservative about solids, so keep that in mind. For breakfast, Jasper usually had rice or oatmeal cereal and some fruit. Either bananas, prunes, peaches, or applesauce. If he has lunch (doesn't always happen!) he will have some puréed veggies or a little fruit. For dinner, he has veggies like sweet potato, peas, carrots, squash, etc. He will also have some chunks of tofu, maybe some rice or quinoa, maybe some organic baby puffs.

He doesn't eat much. A small jar of baby food lasts three meals, and there is usually more. He might eat 4-6 small cubes of tofu. Half a tea cup of cereal. 5 puffs. Sometimes he won't eat at all.

If he wanted more, I would follow his cues and keep feeding him. I don't feel like it would interfere with breast feeding.
post #163 of 256

We're still going slow with solids, and introducing them one at a time, with three days in between. I started out more relaxed, but then O got a rash, and I started from scratch. So, as of today he's only had banana, avocado, apple, sweet potato, pear, broccoli and egg yolk. And avocado was the culprit. I'm feeding him once or twice a day, usually breakfast and one other meal, but really it's not become part of our routine yet. And he only usually gets one food at each meal. But he'll eat most of a banana in a sitting. Poor kid's bowels are feeling the backlash of that. We're going to start prunes tomorrow. 

 

I haven't done anything that requires spoon-feeding. Just soft chunks and wedges. He loves it. Though he isn't a fan of the egg yolk. 

post #164 of 256

Levi has very very little interest in solids right now. He'll gum stuff, but grimace and spit it out. Should I be worried?

post #165 of 256
I wouldn't worry. He will come around. Perhaps just wait until he shows interest? I would have him around when you eat just to watch his cues.

I have been pretty liberal about solids but do not offer too much. I offer a "snack" when the older kids eat lunch. Usually raisins, tofu cubes, or some freeze dried yogurt drops. Then I will blend up something at dinner (veggies) just because I need to mix the high cal vitamin supplement in. She probably has what would be equivalent of one jar of food.

When people are around snacking on fruit or veggies I will let B have some. This weekend she ate a ton of blueberries at our barbecue.
post #166 of 256
Enoch might eat solids at any meal and might not. Im kinda lazy and he doesn't seem to care tht much and still gags a lot, so he's barely had anything: mum mums, purée banana and apples are it. I gave him a tad of sweet potato fry today. But he's still so young.. Six months. I don't usually get into solids with my babies until closer to 8 months and it's probably ten months before thy are eating with any regularity.
post #167 of 256

Shay likes to eat.  He is well over 7 months, too.

 

In the morning I give him some breakfast cereal (either Os or rice chex). Sometimes I steam him veggies before he gets bored, sometimes I spoon feed him fruit or veggies.  He might eat 2 tablespoons of puree.  At lunch and dinner we hand him some of whatever protein or veggies we are having with lunch.  On evenings I work, he is also offered more purees.  He also seems to eat a lot of corn chips.  He adores hummus, but not the clean up.

post #168 of 256

Greta tries pretty much anything we eat. She gets oatmeal cereal for breakfast and a little yogurt. When we sit down to eat lunch and dinner, I'll offer her some of what we're having. She likes steamed broccoli, but makes a huge mess with it. She's had green beans, peas (I microwave some frozen peas as a snack sometimes), refried beans, black beans, corn, potatoes, etc. She also eats purees a couple times a day and likes pretty much everything she's tried. 

post #169 of 256

To date, Avery has swallowed probably a total of 3 bites of solid food.  A bit of pear, banana, and sweet potato.  There's no rush.

 

With ds1, who was a more accomplished eater at this point, we fed him half a pear and half a banana twice a day, handfuls of blueberries in yogurt once a day, and spears of veggies 1-2 times a day as wanted.  As he got older we worked in more variety- cheese, grains, tofu, eggs, etc.

post #170 of 256

Dylan is more interested in food now.  I have noticed that he HATES when I try to feed him.  He hates spoon-feeding and he doesn't even want me to put a solid bit of food in his mouth.  He immediately rejects it.  He has to be the one to put the food in.  My older son was the same way.  

He has had:  sweet potato, butternut squash, avocado, banana, puffs, tofu, and cucumber which he loves.  Oh, and celery :-)

 

I am not at all as regimented about it as I was with DS1.  I mostly give Dylan food to keep him occupied while we eat.  

 

I offer maybe twice a day.  Sometimes 3 times (rarely) but usually just once.  I am forgetful :-)  

post #171 of 256
We are gluten free. Anybody have cereal/finger food grain snack suggestions? I have been blending oatmeal and spinach and baking it and cutting it into cubes. But I would like something easier on-the-go.
post #172 of 256

there are two varieties of Happy Baby puffs that are gluten free.  I'm also trying to figure out a gluten-free "pancake" to slice into squares.  I'll let you know once I try out a recipe or two!  Then you could make a bunch, freeze them, and just grab one for the road.

post #173 of 256

Ash - I just recently bought these Earth's Best gluten/soy/dairy-free teething biscuits from our local health food store: http://www.amazon.com/Teething-Biscuits-Maple-Wheat-Organic/dp/B0000CCZU2/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1340035151&sr=8-7&keywords=earth%27s+best+gluten+free+baby+snack  Obviously it's not much in the way of "food" yet since it's not easily consumed at this age but Sora is gumming them pretty well.

post #174 of 256

Oh! I want to make GF teething biscuits too.  :-)

post #175 of 256
Awesome thanks! I make gluten free pancakes all the time, with Bobs Red Mill gluten free All Purpose flour and almond milk....I don't measure, I just kind of wing it until its the right consistency. I never thought of freezing them and bringing them places, I will have todo that.

Joanie, I read an article last night about "Velcro babies" and I meant to share it with you.

http://m.essentialbaby.com.au/baby/caring-for-baby/joined-at-the-hip-loving-your-velcro-baby-20120613-2095a.html
post #176 of 256
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Originally Posted by dashley111 View Post

Awesome thanks! I make gluten free pancakes all the time, with Bobs Red Mill gluten free All Purpose flour and almond milk....I don't measure, I just kind of wing it until its the right consistency. I never thought of freezing them and bringing them places, I will have todo that.
Joanie, I read an article last night about "Velcro babies" and I meant to share it with you.
http://m.essentialbaby.com.au/baby/caring-for-baby/joined-at-the-hip-loving-your-velcro-baby-20120613-2095a.html

great idea!  I always add some sort of fruit or veggie puree too, just for fun, haha!  Like spinach or pear or carrot or pumpkin. :-)

post #177 of 256

KJ still mostly just tastes the things I give her.  Except broccoli, she's a freaking maniac about broccoli, and eats the entire top off then yells at me when I take away the stem when it's nap time/bed time.  She's swallowed a couple bites of banana here and there, loves gumming celery and cucumber (just like Dylan!), and has eaten maybe one blueberry.  She's had a couple bites of avocado, too.  There are many days she doesn't eat any solid food at all, and most of the other days she just plays with it.

post #178 of 256

Conner has two jars of baby food once a day (Usually his "lunch time"). And now he's in that stage where if I'm eating, he BETTER be eating, so he'll get either Graduates or something off of my plate every time I eat, too to keep him happy.

post #179 of 256
I have tried mixing veggies with grains and gotten strange results.

Chex are GF, I haven't checked in a while but I think kix are, some Os. Shay loves him some Chex.
post #180 of 256

So far I feed my boys about a tsp a day of solids.  We have tried avocado, smashed peas, banana, cooked carrot. They both have the strangest expression when they have a new food. Its adorable and I am enjoying this phase very much.

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