super baby food is a great book but a daunting read because she sends you all over the place. you can't get through a paragraph w/o going back to pg 60 to check this, up to page 259 to check that... however, there is a really good section of "feeding your super baby at [x] months" where she lists the foods recommended for that month and how best to prepare them. She also indicates what a serving is and how much to feed your baby, as well as gives "meal plans" for the day. At this age I think they should be eating 2 meals a day max with 2 kinds of food per meal. Tristan has one meal right after his morning nap (which he's conveniently not taking right this very instant!
) of rice cereal and whatever food we're on at the moment - right now it's sweet potato which he loves like crazy. He ate a lot of it yesterday but it didn't spoil his appetite for nursing afterwards. Sometimes he gets a little more rice cereal in the evening but not always. Right now we're all about trying out new foods and seeing how his body reacts to them.
I swear, if he *&$*ing spits up one more time I'm going to blow a *#(@ing gasket. Of course you all didn't notice but I just took a 15-minute break to change both his outfit and socks and my jeans as he horked up a ton of half-digested milk. Now that he's nice and clean and dry, he just did it again. When is he going to grow out of this?!!!!!!
I'm not going to apologize for my profanity, there, because I needed to get it out and it's driving me absolutely bonkers. Besides, everyone can fill in their own &#*! and not be offended by their own choice.
(In the meantime - I started this post 2 hours ago - I blew a couple of gaskets but was pleased to see the mailman arrive with my birthday package from my MIL - two books I wanted - along with my copy of the German parenting mag I subscribe to. And Tristan finally went down for a nap. May he sleep a while.)
eta: if your baby wants food... would seem to me that you ought to feed him. At this age, want = need!
etaa (edited to also add): Becca I'd totally hire you! We couldn't find a cleaning service here in the Twin Cities to suit us. My mom wanted to pay for a cleaning service for a few months as a shower gift.