my baby is now seven months old, and is about a month into her solids-eating career. She's doing well, and enjoys a "tree" of brocolli or a rice cake, and positively woolfs mashed potato. But I have a bit of a problem when it comes to breakfast.
According to guidelines, I'm not giving her wheat just yet, or citrus, tomatoes- all the possible allergenic stuff. I'd like to give her porridge (I think it's the same as "oatmeal"), but what to make it with is an issue. Once or twice I've managed to express milk to make some porridge with, which would be ideal if I could do it more often, but I have school runs to consider, and still "wear" my baby most of the time (you can't pump milk when you've a baby strapped to your chest!); and if I do get a chance to pump, if I have very recently fed the baby, then I get NOTHING out. So my preferred option doesn't really work. I've tried making it with water, but she doesn't eat it. I tried it, and I don't blame her- I wouldn't eat it either. I am qhite determined that this child will never have infant formula pass her lips, but my OH thinks we should get some just for making her porridge. I can see where he's coming from. I'm really trying to avoid ordinary cow's milk because I have Crohn's, and pasrurised milk in the UK is no heated enough to kill off the organism implicated in it- we'll move on to that when she's a little older.
So most days, in the chaos of getting ready for school and so on, I don't express, and she just doesn't get anything- but I have noticed very recently that she actually seeks out paper to eat, and although I breastfeed her plenty, I think she is looking for more. What else could I do for a really fast and convenient breakfast that has no wheat or dairy... or should I just get the dreaded formula so she can enjoy some porridge?