As a new mom of an under weight baby, my biggest worries revolved around feeding.
|I miss these gooey faced smiles!|
She was a fussy, cranky, 'don't touch me' baby until I made the heartbreaking decision to stop breastfeeding after 6 weeks. I had mixed advice- "Stick with it, she'll settle down"
and on the flip side "She should be settled by now, maybe it's time for formula."
The next stressful step was to find the right formula. After trial and error, she settled down with a lactose free formula and became a much happier little girl. I used this same formula to mix up her infant cereal when it was time for her to transition to rice cereal. Earning the nickname Princess Destructo very early, she was a very independent baby and insisted on feeding herself. Yes, she ended up wearing most of it, but that's the fun of celebrating milestones and new skills our children learn from day to day and week to week. I was very nervous when our family doctor suggested transitioning to cow's milk at the first year check up. After being on lactose -free formula for 12 months I didn't want to upset the apple cart so to speak. We made the changes in baby steps over a series of weeks and were happy to find that our girl is not lactose intolerant.
|I love the smaller portion packs. They are so easy to drop in our|
snack bag and only require refrigeration once opened. Not that we
have many leftovers.
We are nearing the end of the toddler days but feeding her nutritious foods is still at the top of my list of "Mommy Must-Do's" . Princess was a picky eater in the beginning and we wore most of the rejected vegetables and meat was detested. To get her eating new things I try to let her make as many food choices as possible. We go to the grocery store and play I SPY with fruit and vegetables. She gets to pick two types of produce each trip. It has been a learning curve for me too. I had no idea how to prepare bok choy in the beginning. She is getting old enough to help with the meal planning a little, though I draw the line at requests for "frosty flakes and pepperonis"
for supper though.
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