I hope you had a chance to batch cook some of baby’s favourite purees last week so you’re ready in a pinch.
THREE things we'll add this week:
1. We are adding a second meal. I just want to note that the amounts are still going to be more then what your baby will eat. And at first your baby may not be into adding a second meal right away or just eat one or two spoonfuls. That's ok too. Just aim for consistency.
2. Another thing we’ll do this week, if you haven’t already started, is to add “water” to the mix. We don’t want water to replace breastmilk or formula, but it’s a good time to introduce between 1 to 2 oz max. While babies don’t need it per see, it is helpful to help them “wash down foods” or after periods where they “exercised” those little area and leg muscles. I’ve added it in the breakfast section, but really can be sipped through the day. It also does not have to be filtered water. You can also do chia water, chamomile tea, fennel tea to soothe tummy aches as well.
3. This week, are are also going to focus on adding more "fat" to the diet. When reheating your purees or finger foods in a sauce pan, add 2 tsp for each 2 oz of puree, enough to cot the bottom of the pan and mix it in.
Hey! I’m Ana!
I’m a Baby and Kids Holistic Nutritionist + a Picky Eating Coach, but my most important role, is that of a mommy to my two toddlers (both boys).
I work with parents who have babies & kids with feeding challenges using the SOS Approach to Feeding.
I was also a child picky eater … and not only do I get YOU as a mom, but I also know what your little munchkin is feeling and thinking.
Combined with my studies as a holistic nutritionist, my training in feeding therapy, and my real life experience, I have a very unique approach to feeding your little ones.
You see, growing up I was a very picky eater. If it didn’t look right, smell right, feel right it just was not going into my mouth. I later learned I was a supertaster, which basically means I have more tastebuds and taste everything (especially bitter) more intensely.
Mehhhh, what a crappy superpower :/. It took me a long time to accept it and work with it. When I was ready to start a family, I finally had the motivation I need to make changes.
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→ Why Your Toddler is Not Eating
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