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post #21 of 47
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Originally Posted by thepeach80
Actually egg yolks are very nutritious and are the least allergenic part of an egg. If there are no allergy concerns, there is nothing wrong w/ giving the yolk before 1.
I see. I had always heard that eggs were big allergenics, never that one part was better or worse
post #22 of 47
If there is a concern about iron levels, you can always ask the doctor to check your baby's blood. Some moms in my LLL group have done that and generally it turns out that their babies' iron levels have been just fine.
post #23 of 47
Also at 9 months wic does an iorn check on all babies.
post #24 of 47
Our WIC is very probreastfeeding and they think it's great when moms breastfeed past age 1. I guess we have one of the rare good ones though.
post #25 of 47
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Originally Posted by CryPixie83
I see. I had always heard that eggs were big allergenics, never that one part was better or worse
The yolks can be allergenic too, but the whites are more commonly so and I've always heard to avoid giving egg white to children under a year. Egg white allergy is far more common, from what I've read.

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding recommends not giving any part of the egg to a baby under a year.
post #26 of 47
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Originally Posted by calicokatt
Okay, so don't laugh me off the boards here, but what is wrong with rice cereal? Just curious. I was planning to start ds on organic brown rice cereal mixed with breastmilk in another month and a half or so (he's 4 and a half months now), but now you all have me wondering....


Kathy

Rice cereal is really processed and stripped of nutrients, then nutrients are added back in, but I think the concern is that the rice cereal will end up as a stomach filler that takes the place of more nutrient dense foods.
post #27 of 47
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Originally Posted by becca011906
Also at 9 months wic does an iorn check on all babies.
Ours does it at 12 mos. Our WIC is very pro-bfing too and was impressed I was still nursing at 12 mos, plus I was 3 mos pg! We got our first set of cereal cjecks for Evan, bu I'm feeding it to AJ instead as Evan is nowhere ready! I did notice they stopped giving juice at 4 mos though, it's a start!
post #28 of 47
i'm so relieved to hear that some mommas have positive experiences with WIC and bfing b/c mine have been more along the lines of the OP...i WISH my office would give us toddler checks b/c we STILL don't do the cereal or the juice for dd (10 mos)...i do have to question the value of this "nutrition" program with sugary cereals, juice, cow's milk, etc
post #29 of 47
Check this out! A federally funded panel is recommending changes to WIC including more breastfeeding and less dairy!!!!!!

Thanks to MA Mommy who posted this on New and Current Events!
http://www.boston.com/yourlife/healt...wic_offerings/
post #30 of 47
That's great! I hope it happens. Is there anything we can do in support?

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Among the recommendations were cutting juice allowances in favor of vouchers for fresh produce and expanding selection to allow yogurt, tofu, or soy in place of milk.
I think every week I tell my dh that I would rather get fruit. We don't even use much of the juice.
post #31 of 47
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Originally Posted by Nikel1979
I think every week I tell my dh that I would rather get fruit. We don't even use much of the juice.
We have at least a dozen cans of juice (the concentrate) in our pantry- I won't give it to dd and I can't stand the stuff... I'd love fresh fruit instead!
post #32 of 47
:LOL We have SOOOO much juice at our house! I hardly ever make it though and when I do, I'm the only one that drinks it for the most part. I give AJ some sometimes. I think WIC needs to change to help those w/ allergies more. The only person in my house who can have dairy of any kind is DH and do you really think he needs 9 gallons of milk and like 3lbs of cheese a month?! For a while AJ couldn't have the eggs either so we barely used anything from our checks and no one seemed to care. No one offered alternatives for us (soy isn't an option either) or even ways to make sure we were getting all the nutrients we needed.
post #33 of 47
One mama i talked to said she took her dd in at 1 year for recert and the nutrisanalist didnt' know how/what to could her breast milk intake at... how sad is that, our wic start cuting juice from i think 6 containers to 4 per person. but we still have way to much juice b/c all i give the kids are 1/2 water 1/2 juice and only 1 time a day but i drink a lot of juice since i don't like milk much. but i really wish we lived in an area that got thoes farmers market checks thoes sound so neat. i love fresh stuff!!!
post #34 of 47
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Originally Posted by CryPixie83
We have at least a dozen cans of juice (the concentrate) in our pantry- I won't give it to dd and I can't stand the stuff... I'd love fresh fruit instead!
lol, I just donated like 30 cans of the stuff to dd's preschool to be given to parents who will use the stuff since we dont drink the brand they make us get now. Its terrible but I just use WIC for the free Tillamock cheese : Donate everything else. Used to use the eggs but I cant bring myself to support factory farming anymore so started buying organic free range ones at Trader Joes for pretty cheap. Dont suppose anyone can reccomend a good brand of extra sharp chedder cheese that supports family farming?
post #35 of 47
At dd's 4 month appt my dr said to give cerel enriched w/iron- had to buy the commercial stuff of course

She is 8 months and never had the crap
post #36 of 47
We drink the milk and juice like crazy!!! Actually DH drinks most of the juice and I drink most (if not all) of the milk. But we were raised differently. At my house we drank milk with our meals. We didn't do Kool-Aid or juice or soda or anything. HIs family only drank juices and Kool-Aids and crap like that. I love the amount of dairy we get from WIC! The thing we could use less of is peanut butter. I have three or four jars of it in my pantry. I wish WIC could tailor checks to each family. That would be great!

My old WIC office was weird about bfing. Everytime I saw the nutrionist (who constantly told me I was too small for how far long I was) would ask if I was going to bf and never would she mark down my answer. I saw her a few times and each time I got this long lecture about how I was doing the right thing la de da de da. She never signed me up for the bf class she kept talking about. I finally did cause my MIL (who works in the health portion of the WIC office) reminded the lady. The WIC office here is pretty good about bfing. They have a paper border around the ceiling in the waiting room full of bfing facts. The counselor for bfing is still nursing her 14 month old and advocated co-sleeping. She told everyone the WHO recommendations as well as the AAP ones. She was VERY bfing and VERY extended bfing. It was nice to see that.

On the dumb side of her though, she was passing out these cards you would put in the crib thingy they put babies in when you have a hospital birth. I declined as that's not what we are doing and she gave me the dirtiest look and just kind of ignored me from then on out. Oh well!
post #37 of 47
My WIC office is very pro-bf. And very knowledgable, too. THey think it's great that I'm nursing through my pregnancy and keep encouraging me to not give up and tell me it won't be as irritating for ds to nurse one the new baby is here and my milk is in again (yes, they are encouraging me to tandem nurse).

We don't drink milk or juice. Or eggs. I'm allergic to milk and eggs. Dh is lactose intolerant and ds1 has decided cow's milk is disgusting once he found out where it came from. So no milk. They eat cheese, but since i can't eat stuff cooked w/ eggs, we rarewly use them. I make omelets for dh and ds1 sometimes.

I make the juice into jelly.
post #38 of 47
My WIC office is supportive of nursing through pregnancy, too! I was worried I would get flack for that, especially since Nik is 18 months old now. But they were really happy I am still BFing even though I'm almost 25 weeks pregnant. Thankfully not all WIC offices are full of ignorant jack*sses!
post #39 of 47
I know right about the time my son was born that the WHO changed their advice to 6 mos of age before starting solids. (http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/so...lids-when.html)

Unfortunately I didn't know that and under my pedi's advice started my DS on solids. What a mistake. It was one allergic food after the othe, much of it resolved in time. He was allergic to dairy and eggs and still is however.
post #40 of 47
That sounds like a really disgusting combination. Blech! I would so looooove if WIC gave less dairy and more produce. My younger two have dairy allergy and even with Eddie and Clint using dairy(and I limit Eds dairy) it still does not get used up. So I just quit collecting the checks.

Does anyone here get to choose what they get? There were times I had too much juice and I didn't get it. The people at the store back home never mentioned it bieng a problem and WIC never said anything. But when I moved here and tried to use my WIC check the first time, they said I HAD to get everything on the check. Another reason I quit getting it.
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