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A Variety of Food Sources for Baby

When Jenny was a baby I kept everything KISS. I think as a first time parent I lacked a little confidence to mix stuff up; I stuck with what worked, especially when it came to food. I breastfed exclusively for 4.5 months, never pumped, and nursed with solid food until 14 months. 

With Seth I have nursed him since birth; I also pumped and stored milk from 8 weeks- 6 months. Now at 8 months he nurses 2-4x, takes approx 4 oz of formula, 4 oz of EBM (thawed breastmilk), and eats 3-4 small to medium meals of solids per day. He loves to feed himself and fingers of toast are his favorite thing!

It is interesting to me that I feel so much less pressure feeding him and really appreciate the different sources of nutrition that are available to him. Fortunately he's not a fussy guy at all, and (touch wood) hasn't really refused anything yet!

Our newest food additions are asparagus and lentils. I am especially excited about being able to increase his variety of protein. I am also switching from packaged oatmeal and rice cereal to quinoa and amaranth cereal purees; I may try a packaged soy cereal that I bought.  I also have some whole grain bulgar wheat that I am planning to slow cook and puree for cereal. Mmmm. The grains & legumes are exciting! On a note, I am holding off on egg yolk for now- it's just intuitive.



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