Nobody can help??
This is a discussion on Home cook Porriage to cereals. within the Introducing Solids & Feeding Your Fussy Toddlers forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; Hi mummies, have a few queries here..Hope anyone can ans my question. My baby gal has turnec 6 month and ...
Hi mummies, have a few queries here..Hope anyone can ans my question.
My baby gal has turnec 6 month and have just introduced her solids. Howerver i realise that she prefer home cook porriage to cereals.. whenever I try to feed her cereals, she loose interest after a few spoon, but porriage she will take more, about 1/4 of e bowl.
-Is the nutrition lesser in home cook porriage compared to cereals as cereals have more added nutrients?
-A tablespoon means added milk quantity or without adding milk quantity as i always read in forum how much babies eat and was in doubt .
-Is drinking 110ml of milk per 2 hr (feed around 7-8 times in a day) too little or too much for her age if taking in solid is not much? Got to feed her frequent as she has reflux problem.
-Little dots of rashes appear at her corner of her mouth when feeding her solids, goes off after awhile and comes back during solid feeding again...Is it normal or allergy?
Would appreciate if mummies here can ans my question..
Thanks in advance...
Nobody can help??
Cereal is processed food, even with added artificial nutrients.
Read the ingredients carefully. Personally, for young baby, I select organic single-grain cereal with no milk content inside. As few ingredients as possible, to spot any allergy.
Then introduced son to many types of vegetables. Once cleared 3-7 days allergy test for potato / carrot / celery, can start to cook vegetable stock.
Then use vegetable stock to cook nutritious and delicious porridge. Of course, serving each meal with steamed vegetables and fruits for more nutrients.
Once I started cooking porridge with vegetable stock, I only let baby take cereal with added breast milk for breakfast.
Since baby is taking in breast milk or formula milk, I dont't find the added vitamins in cereals necessary. Just include more variety in a meal gradually for a balanced diet.
Over time, besides white / brown rice, can also use oats, barley, millet to cook porridge for baby. (as long as clear allergy test for each type of grain.) Soak before cooking and blend before serving, if needed.
A tablespoon: I interpret it as a tablespoon of the final food that baby is eating, so that means with added milk. Of course, provided it's rather thick and not very watery food / cereal.
Milk quantity: I'm not sure since baby was breastfed by latching on. I simply feed him on demand round the clock.
Rashes: yes, sounds like allergy to the cereal. Suggest you stop offering it. Check the ingredients listing, does it contain added milk, wheat, soy or other things? Look for a better alternative such as Holle (at supermarket organic section or organic store). Btw, my boy has allergy to soy, mushrooms, strawberries, etc., so I need to be very careful about new / allergenic / processed food.
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