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freezing cereal and a couple other questions. 
5th-Feb-2009 09:07 am
Okinawan Paradise
I was looking at the wholesome baby food site and it says you can make oatmeal... which is great... but can it be frozen? I mean, it seems silly to make a ton of oatmeal or something and then not save it :P.

So... if your baby shows s/he is full after nursing, how are you supposed to introduce solids? I mean, if my daughter is full, I'm not going to force her to eat solids, obviously... so how does one go about incorporating solids?  She nurses roughly every 2 1/2 - 3 hours, sometimes a little more in the evening if she's in a cluster-feeding mood. She's 5 months old. I swear, I wish I remembered how I did it with my first daughter, but she's 4 and it seems I've forgotten a lot. Plus, she was formula fed practically from birth, so it's much different now since I'm nursing my second daughter :P.
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5th-Feb-2009 05:23 pm (UTC)
I would wait until 6 months minimum, and then one of our readiness signs was that nursing didn't satisfy her. As for the oatmeal, I just make a bowl for myself in the morning (good for your milk supply) and scoop out a bit before I add honey to mine. If it is too thick, I just add a bit of breastmilk. It's worked great for us. :)

My girls were only 2 years apart, and I still felt like I was starting over. I wonder if people with 14 kids feel like they are clueless every time. :P
5th-Feb-2009 05:34 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, I don't plan to start until she's at least 6 months old... but I'm a planner, lol.

I think if I had 14 kids I would have no brain cells left... heh
5th-Feb-2009 05:56 pm (UTC)
If she isn't interested in solids after you've nursed her, she isn't ready and doesn't need it yet! My daughter was pretty disinterested until about 8 months, with a peck here and there. I found letting her gum things like salt-free rice cakes where great for letting her learn her pincher grasp.
5th-Feb-2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
I've always given my son solids about 30-60 minutes after nursing/a bottle, and I found that's worked pretty well.
5th-Feb-2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
When we started at six months I gave the first solids once a day when we were eating dinner, without worrying too much about when the last time was that he'd nursed. I wanted to be in the habit of a family meal.
5th-Feb-2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, this is what we did. Even now, if he wants a snack, he gets milkies. Solids are only at our normal mealtimes.
6th-Feb-2009 01:21 am (UTC)
I pureed fruits, mixed in oatmeal, and then froze. It worked well that way.
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