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post #221 of 291
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Originally Posted by Abraisme View Post

Great info.  I have noticed that my tolerance to sun exposure has gotten better since I've started taking high doses of omega fats and vit d3.  We rarely use sunscreen around here either.  I have a full body swimsuit for Olivine when we're going to be outside for a long time.

 

 

Yeah, I mostly just put Mirabel in a UV suit and WIDE-brimmed hat. We are all extremely fair over here though (I'm blonde and pale and DH is a redhead), so some barrier sunscreen gets used occasionally. I also have those mesh sun-barrier BabyLegs, which are great putting on while baby's in the Ergo. But this is also the Canadian Pacific Northwest, so our season of hot sunny days is very short. 

 

About Badger sunscreen - I just bought the baby stuff (have usually bought the lavender, but didn't want to use lavender on my boy) and it's all... chunky? Grainy? Like little solid bits that look like bits of white cornmeal or something. And they do rub in eventually, but not easily. I'm turned off by that. Has anyone else experienced this?

post #222 of 291

Hey guess what?  Its Jaimee's birthday!!

 

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post #223 of 291
Happy birthday Jaimee!

Thanks for the heads up Ash.
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Happy Birthday, Jaimee!! Are you 33 now, old lady? wink1.gif
post #225 of 291
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Thanks everyone!  Yep, I'm 33... nice and old!  lol.gif  We went strawberry picking this morning at an organic farm and got some rhubarb as well to make a pie!  Mmmm!

post #226 of 291

Happy birthday, jaimee!

post #227 of 291

I'm going to repost my question in a less convoluted manner over here. blush.gif Should I be concerned that Jasper gained 2 lbs per month from birth to 5 months, but only 3 oz in the past month? Should I be pushing more solids on him? Is my supply down? The doctor seemed moderately concerned... He's still peeing about 70 times a day and poops plenty.

post #228 of 291

I wouldn't be concerned.  Perhaps he is just the size he needs to be right now!  Also, the more active a baby gets the slower weight usually packs on.  Some babies will even not gain for a month or 2 when they start crawling, and again when they start walking. 

post #229 of 291
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Originally Posted by dashley111 View Post

I wouldn't be concerned.  Perhaps he is just the size he needs to be right now!  Also, the more active a baby gets the slower weight usually packs on.  Some babies will even not gain for a month or 2 when they start crawling, and again when they start walking. 


yeahthat.gif  Agreed.  If he's meeting milestones and seems happy I wouldn't be concerned either.  Around 6 months is when they say genetics start to kick in and kids grow more at their individual rates.  And as Ash mentioned as he gets more active, he'll be burning more calories.  I always felt that the 3-6 month period was a baby's fattest time then they start to lean out as the get taller b/c they're crawling and then walking.  Diapers that stopped fitting might fit again in a few months and babies too chunky to fit in bumbo chairs suddenly fit again.  It's funny how that works!    Anyway some babies grow in fits and spurts just like some pregnant mamas... we don't all grow the exact same way!

post #230 of 291
I would watch the baby rather than the scale. If they weigh with clothes on (some nurses weigh with diaper, some without at our office) it can make a big difference. Just ate, about to eat, just peed/pooped, full bladder/bowels can make a difference. Also, he can't gain 2 pounds a month forever, it has to slow down at some point.
post #231 of 291

Thanks, Ash, Sara, and Jaimee! That's pretty much what I thought. I was surprised that his doctor seemed concerned and wanted me to push solids. Of course, dh is a bit worried now... he's always asking if I fed Jasper. Lol.

 

 

Joanie, how are things??

post #232 of 291
Amanda, a 4 ounce jar of baby food has about 40 calories in it. Thats 10 calories per ounce. Breastmilk has an average of 23 calories per ounce with a range of 13 to 30? Kellymom has those numbers. Rice cereal has 60 calories in a quarter cup. These aren't high calorie options and you can't force him to eat. If you are worried, you could try to make sure he gets more hindmilk for the higher calorie stuff. Of course, if the boy is hungry, feed him. You are already doing that, I imagine.
post #233 of 291
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Amanda, a 4 ounce jar of baby food has about 40 calories in it. Thats 10 calories per ounce. Breastmilk has an average of 23 calories per ounce with a range of 13 to 30? Kellymom has those numbers. Rice cereal has 60 calories in a quarter cup. These aren't high calorie options and you can't force him to eat. If you are worried, you could try to make sure he gets more hindmilk for the higher calorie stuff. Of course, if the boy is hungry, feed him. You are already doing that, I imagine.


Oooo!  Good information!  I had never thought about the caloric value of breastmilk vs first solids.

 

From Kellymom:

 

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Type of milk Calorie content*
(kcal per ounce)
Fat content
(grams per ounce)
human milk 22 (average)† 1.2 (average)†
infant formula 20 1.06
cow milk (whole) 19 1.00
cow milk (2%) 15 0.62
cow milk (1%) 12 0.31
cow milk (fat-free) 10 0.00
goat milk 18 0.90
soy milk 18 0.50
soy milk (reduced fat) 12 0.25
rice milk (unflavored) 15 0.25
post #234 of 291

Yeah, thanks for that info. I'm having a similar experience as Amanda. J's growth has slowed but he's right at the 50th percentile for weight, although he gained 7 oz in two weeks and he's completely healthy. Hasn't gotten much taller but we're not tall people. Ped talked with me about starting solids (rice cereal first, then oatmeal, then veggies etc) so he could get more calories. He's showing interest in food but I'm just not sure. When I talked with a lactation consultant months ago she suggested I eat more salmon to increase the fat in my milk, maybe I'll do that. DH trusts what the doc says and doesn't understand why I'm always so skeptical.
 

post #235 of 291
Chicken and turkey have 28 calories per oz
Then per 4 oz jar;
Apples and cherries, 70
Carrots, 35
Peaches, 70
Sweet potatoes, 100
Pears, 100
Peas, 60
Apples an blueberries, 80
Green beans, 45

I can't find the one that was 40. Lol. That's all we have in the house, I must have recycled it already or looked at carrots and green beans and averaged.
post #236 of 291

Avocado has 50 cals/oz.  Have you tried that?  Obviously breast milk is still his main food but if you give solids, might as well give the fatty ones  thumb.gif

post #237 of 291
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Originally Posted by jbk21 View Post

Avocado has 50 cals/oz.  Have you tried that?  Obviously breast milk is still his main food but if you give solids, might as well give the fatty ones  thumb.gif

 

 

Oh yes, avocado is one of the only things B has had!  Since she is on the petite side, I figured that with her interest in eating with us I may as well make it count.  We will not be introducing grains for quite a while, so calorie/fat wise avocado counts as a great super food.

post #238 of 291

Great info! I have never done any kind of rice cereal before, but I just might start. Jasper does not like rice the way I've tried so far. The only things he consistently eats are banana and prunes. I wish he would eat avocado. 

 

I give you Avocado Face:

 

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post #239 of 291

HAHAHAHAHA!!  We mix ours with a little banana for flavor or we get the SAME face!  Too funny!

post #240 of 291

Awww, Jasper! "No, mama, no! No more green stuff!"

 

Hehe. R LOVES avocado! I don't think I've found anything this chunky monkey doesn't like. Except maybe frozen stuff. Too cold.


Edited by LunaLady - 6/25/12 at 10:47pm
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