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. Don't let solids stress you out. As long as you nurse a lot they don't really matter much.
just wait til your nursling (btw, nak) can kick the keyboard and smash his heel onto the mouse, and kicks your arms away from typing, etc.
SOLIDS: offered avocado and sweet potato at 6 months, no go. started again at 9 months with chicken broth (the real stuff), runny egg yolk, yogurt, applesauce, lacto-fermented veggies. Keep in mind that baby's don't really produce the enzymes for carbs (veggies included) until 1. That's why the veggies come out looking like they did going in
CKING, i think especially for exclusively bfing mamas the first solids is hugely emotional. i cried. we self-fed only bc dd took the spoon right out of dh's hand (you can see the video on his fb page) but after reading child of mine i am a huge believer. we did solids only once a day and then only every other day from mos. 6-10. gotta go, trouble.
We planned to wait on grains to 1 year, and got pretty close, but around 10 months he got a little sourdough whole wheat bread (only way he'd take his egg yolk was spread on sd ww toast and cut into bite sized pieces). Even now he's pretty grain light. In a day he might have a small piece of soaked ww banana bread (homemeade, from nourishing traditions), a piece of sd ww bread (local bakery, soon to be homemade) and the occasional really bad think like some pizza crust (delivery crap) tonight. He's not into rice or qunioa or oatmeal or anything like it, just bread.
He got some butter drenched veggies early from 10 months, but he's not really into them (which I think is reasonable for a baby, they need ready-made nutrients--my theory--and yes I used to be vegan--is that cows eat the grass, turn it into nutrients for us which we get through dairy or meat. if we eat the grass (or lettuce) we have to do the work of the cow. Baby's need ready-made nutrients, like in breast milk. Not scientific, I know, but it's working. This kids is the strongest and healthiest toddler I've ever seen!
A typical day at 0-7 months: breast milk
7-9 months: 98% breast milk, 2% tiny tastes of applesauce, sweet potato, etc, very tiny!
9-10 months: 90% breast milk, 10% yogurt, applesauce, farm-made bone broth
10-12 months: 70% breast milk, 30% yogurt, egg yolk, butter, fermented veggies, raw cheese, little fruit and veggies--especially dried peas, and some sourdough ww bread/soaked ww banana bread
12-15 months: 50% breast milk, 50% everything above, plus whatever we eat at meals (he prefers meat, dairy, bread, eggs--and he loves a fermented blend we buy of cabbage, beets, carrots, and garlic)
16+ months: anything we eat, introduced nuts earlier than planned but in small amounts, probably about 20-50% breast milk depending on the day
Oh, and we started roasted chicken (dark meat, with fatty pan sauce!) as well as pot roast at 10 months. He LOVED it! Still prefers meat to just about anything, and as long as it is grass-fed and organic, its fine with me)
Hope this helps!
I have to say, not only is the kid so strong and healthy (and of course I think he's brilliant, too), we have NO struggles over food like some other toddlers. He eats some meals, others not so much. We don't play the "what do you want?" game here. I give a few options mostly from our meal, and if he doesn't eat it's no biggie (he doesn't fuss or demand something else either). We never had to do "choo choo" train or any other ploy to make him eat. I could go on, ask if you have any more questions!
no time to edit, forgive typos!
kielbasa is polish sausage. tasty stuff (though eat the turkey version, not pork).
mmm, roasted beets. I like them on anything, really.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who missed their babe terribly. I felt like a loser, but no one else had children at the party, so I shouldn't be so hard on myself.
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