Sunday, May 20, 2012

Yummy in her Tummy!

If you notice, this is coming as a new label, yummy in her tummy. In this section (under this label) I will be posting what she had, how much she had and a few recipes as and when I introduce something new to her. I was so worried about what to start, how much to give, consistency etc. Hopefully this section will come on handy for new mom's like me ( hear that Appu?)

Yes! We have started solids for Megha on Wed, May 09 2012. I called my mom in law and she checked and and us that it's a good date and that it would be awesome if we feed her that day. So that's how 5 the journey to solids started :) Of course by solids I mean just the rice cereal (nestle gerber).

We have started her with this for the below reasons. Before someone Gintroduces solids to their babies, it's better that we make sure their infants cross the below threshold so that they don't choke on food. And another key point is that, for the first 6 months, babies get sufficient nutrition from breast milk/formula. So, nutrition wise they are good with just BM/formula. How ever most people start solids between 4 and 6 months. We started when Megha completed (almost) 5 months and fulfilled the below.

1. Tongue thrust reflux completely gone. (babies are smart,  this means that the choking chances are considerably reduced)
2. Head is stable.
3. Can sit (with support)
4. Hungry sooner than the normal time (make sure it's not a growth spurt)
5. Doubled her birth weight
6. Shows interest in what we eat Really, there is no need to rush to give her solid food. All her life she will be eating solids.

Make sure that she is 100% ready before feeding her. I did make sure of the same and yet, i was all jittery before feeding her :) I guess any mom would be that way during the first feed.

1 comment:

  1. She is adorable. WHat a lovely picture u have there. Thanks for sharing! Blessings to Megha