Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-24-2017, 10:35 PM   #1
gfelix's Avatar
gfelix
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 5
Home made solids & breastmilk

1st time mommy. Fully breastfeeding my child. I want to be able to provide my little girl with made from home solids. (Do i really have to can i not just breastfeed her untill she is one &#128546 Any how bought the baby bullet and steamer havent used it . Am somewhat excited i guess but my little girl will be 6 tomorrow ...what do you girls recommend as a 1st time solid intro...do you guys use breastmilk or water to do the purees or both?

Advertisement


Last edited by gfelix; 10-24-2017 at 10:38 PM.
gfelix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2017, 03:55 AM   #2
MommyTephanie's Avatar
MommyTephanie
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 990
I've started each of my 3 kids @ 4-5 months on some form of solids and always made my own fruits &a veggie purées. I ventured into meat purées with my first baby, but found that gross in texture for both me and her, so I never bothered with meats after that. I figured they got what they needed from breastmilk, which was still their main food source until 12 months, and the added fruits, veggies, & dairy (after 6ish months.) That's what has worked for me, and a little of my background as a mom feeding homemade baby food.

So, I just cooked in the oven or stovetop & used my ninja blender and froze cubes in ice cube trays, then transferred into freezer baggies for each type of food. I added breastmilk if I had some ready in the fridge, but otherwise would just freeze it as is. Then, since the cubes would have to thaw before feeding, they would get a bit runnier and would be fine to serve. I wouldn't worry about adding much if you're going to freeze anyway, but you could always add breastmilk or water just before serving if it was too thick still.
MommyTephanie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2017, 04:50 AM   #3
Elchorrito
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 1,734
Re: Home made solids & breastmilk

We just fed whatever we were having that would grind up soft. Casserole, etc. But baby loves fruit, yogurt, cottage cheese, etc best. New guidelines do recommend getting meat in them asap, as babies run out of iron which is not easily gotten from milk. They used to think that iron fortified baby cereal fixed the problem, but now they are finding out that the iron in baby cereal isn't taken up by the body as well as the iron in meat. Our baby did ground beef very well, and it is pretty easy to incorporate into regular foods. By 6 mos he was eating chili as long as I didn't make it too spicy (if it's spicy, add in some yogurt or sour cream to help).
Elchorrito is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2017, 05:24 AM   #4
abh5e8
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 733
Re: Home made solids & breastmilk

I didn't really do purees. I would bake or steam veggies and fruits and either dice or mash with a fork. We started with sweet potatoes, avocado, bananas, black beans, yogurt and scrambled eggs. Ground meat was an an easy one. We usually just fed baby bites of our meals. None of mine were really interested in solid until closer to a year, but I started with little bites as soon as they showed interest, around six months.

My sister loves to make puree s and freeze in I've cube trays do she away has a few baby options on hand.

Sent from my MotoG3 using Tapatalk
__________________
Lovin my dh and our 5 sweet blessings....dd1 (11), ds1 (9), ds2 (7), dd2 (4) and ds3 (1)
abh5e8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2017, 05:36 AM   #5
Agla's Avatar
Agla
Super Admin We can do it!
sitesupporter
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 16,742
My Mood:
Re: Home made solids & breastmilk

There's a book called Baby Led weaning. It gives great tips. At first it is really about introducing them to solids and getting them accustomed to solids. It's a great gentle method for those of us that would love to breastfeed for longer but whose children are showings signs of readiness.

I think I always started with banana because of the ease of MIT but I'm hindsight it was not a good choice for us (sensitivites) but we figured that out right wway.
__________________
Here to help if I can.
Shameless referral links: Soft Star shoes are awesome. Buy them here. PM me your email for 15% of your first Boden purchase.
Agla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2018, 12:53 PM   #6
EngineerCD
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 30
Re: Home made solids & breastmilk

I would definitely do solids because early introduction to things like peanuts has shown reduced risk of allergies.
EngineerCD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2018, 11:10 PM   #7
qiaraau
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 5
Re: Home made solids & breastmilk

This is a great topic but it can be really confusing at times too. Breastfeeding is really important for babies but the time will come that you should try to give him solid food little by little. However, since its the first time for your child to eat solid food, they may develop allergies so every mom should be really cautious and careful on the first type of food you give to your baby.
qiaraau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2018, 03:12 AM   #8
Pixi6s's Avatar
Pixi6s
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NH
Posts: 9,880
Re: Home made solids & breastmilk

I did mostly baby let weaning starting around 7m. Very little purees.
__________________
Mom to LO#1 born 1/7/2010 (Cloth diapered since day 1; Part-time EC since 9 months; Daytime PL since 29 months; Nightime PL at 5.5 years) & LO#2 born 12/1/2013 (First diaper was cloth! Part-time EC since 12 months & Daytime PL at 26 months) Checkout my absorbency tests. Thoughts on how long a cloth diaper REALLY lasts. Thoughts on Yeast , here, here, here & here. How to Wash Wool & Sanitize Wool. Everything must go! Nighttime Trainers
Pixi6s is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright © 2005 - 2018 VIX-WomensForum LLC. All Rights Reserved.