Baby Feeding Tips
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
When it comes to breastfeeding, I’ve had a bit of a love/hate relationship. I think breastfeeding is a wonderful way to feed little humans, but I also think it can be incredibly challenging. Milk supply issues, poor latch, mastitis…there are just so many things that can make it complicated.
I’m coming from the perspective of a mom who, over the course of having two children, has exclusively breastfed, practiced extended breastfeeding, has supplemented with bottles of formula and donor breast milk, and who has met with multiple lactation consultants, nursing support groups, latch specialists, therapists for nursing issues etc. When it comes to feeding babies, I’ve been there, done that.
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
When I became pregnant with Margot, I planned on doing Baby Led Weaning when it was time for her to begin exploring solid foods. With my first two children, I made my own purees. It was fine, but it took a lot of time. The more I read about Baby Led Weaning, the more I was sold on the idea. It’s basically the idea that you skip purees and let little ones discover and try new foods on their own – a chunk of banana, a slice of apple, a cube of cheese, etc.
Recently though, I felt like Margot was ready for solid foods. She seemed hungry all the time and not entirely satisfied after each time I nursed her. To do Baby Led Weaning though, babies should be a little bit older, and able to sit up unassisted, etc. Margot is not quite there.
Last week, I went ahead and gave Margot her first food. I roasted a sweet potato in the oven and pureed it with a little breastmilk, to reach a smooth consistency. No surprise to us at all, she devoured it! She was so eager to eat and ate like a seasoned pro.
Posted by Tiffany Thornton
The day has finally come! My 6-month-old Bentley is finally old enough to start eating baby food on a regular basis. I am elated that we won’t have to buy so much formula now, because Bentley sure can eat! He is only 6 months old and weighs 20 pounds, if that tells you anything. Watching him transition into eating baby food regularly has been so fun.
Check out my pics and videos to get a taste of what his little life is like right now!
Posted by Amnah Ibrahim
Amani is quickly approaching 6 months, which as we all know, will signal the start of solids! Sure, we’re over a month away from that milestone, but I can’t help but think about it from now. She’s been so different from her sisters, so I know that everything I thought I knew and have done with my previous daughters will not be what goes down with Amani. Challenge accepted!
What I do know is that she’ll need bibs… lots and lots of bibs. These two pack bib sets from Disney Store are so cute! I can’t wait to start accessorizing meal time with these adorable bibs.
Posted by Keiko Zoll
Anytime we go out to eat, friends, family, waiters, and even complete strangers will turn to us and say, “He’s so good!” gesturing to our 16-month-old. Sometimes I think a well-behaved toddler in a restaurant must be a rare thing indeed given the amount of times we hear this compliment given to us!
There’s really only one thing we do that has basically ensured that Judah will not only behave well, but enjoy himself at the same time. Here’s our secret to his fabulous behavior.