Andrea - mama to Laith 02.20.07 and Sommer 01.21.11
'Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.' - Noam Chomsky
I would think it wouldn't hurt to try if baby is in pain....
sometimes that's a sign that thier little tummies just aren't ready for solids.
Does baby have teeth.?
I always waited for meats untill baby had teeth.
Meat is great too. Have you tried buying the whole chicken? Ours (organic) are <$2/lb. Boil up the whole thing for as long as you can/want, and you have a nutritious broth for soups and cooking other foods. That way the meat is soooo soft, it is perfect for a LO to chew on. It also makes great chicken salad!
I wouldn't recommend tofu. Soy doesn't have the right balance of fats and you basically run into the same issue as with grains.
this sounds a lot like what's been happening with our LO, who is almost 9 months. on and off constipation. feeding lots of fruits, veggies, prunes, water, etc. it's getting better but i'm afraid to feed him starchy foods like grains, sweet potatoes, bananas, etc. b/c those are supposed to constipate.
i want to feed him some broth, as people are suggesting. how do you make it, and do you add any salt? also, how does your baby eat the broth? with a spoon?
Here you go! http://www.westonaprice.org/foodfeatures/broth.html
Sea salt to taste.
You can spoon it for your LO, just make sure to have an extra spoon for him to use too...or mix it in with other foods like cooked veggies. I like to put cooked chicken in some broth in the fridge to keep it moist while we use it up during the week.
thanks for the link to the article and recipes!! awesome.
My dd use to get constipated all the time since we introduced solids 3 months ago. It was so painful to see her struggling to poop Prunes and juice didn't help her either.
Steel cut irish oatmeal keeps her really regular. And when she doesn't eat oatmeal and hasn't pooped in a day, I'll steam up some broccoli and she's good to go in about half a day.
BTW, I am totally new to cooking too! Soup is about the only thing I make on a regular basis. I brew up a big pot while I'm home on the weekends and refrigerate. Then I can just heat up on the stove for lunch or dinner during the week (I work). It freezes well too, but I usually eat it to quick for that.