We have been trying out new things and so far he likes variety. change the contents of the meal after every three days and he will not be fussy about it.
on Sunday I made him Beet and carrot puree, and he really enjoyed it
- 5 medium sized carrots.
- a small piece of beet
- some water (the water that has remained after boiling can be used when blending)
- peel the carrots and beet.
dice them into pieces.
place them in a Sufuria and boil until the carrots are soft.
It’s very important to me that Xander grows up appreciating different and unique tastes. So yesterday I made him Carrot and Spinach puree, since he has always loved carrots he really enjoyed the meal.
- 5 small carrots
- 1 spinach leave
- Peel and chop the carrots into small sizes
- Stem both the spinach and carrots ( separately)
- Place them in a blender and blend until fine.
I was able to get Three portions for Xander to eat.
My son has been eating since he was 2 months old, three months down the line he is teething, and has tried various fruits.
Since formula will only provide him, with the essentials i have been trying to find different foods that will give him the nutrients that he needs to be strong and healthy.
benefits of Spinach include and are not limited to
- Rich in iron. Iron plays a central role in the function of red blood cells which help in transporting oxygen around the body.
- Spinach is also an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and folic acid as well as being a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron and vitamin B2.
- Vitamin K is important for maintaining bone health and it is difficult to find vegetables richer in vitamin K than spinach.
- Spinach ( 1 Leaf)
- Paw paw ( 1/2 a small-sized paw paw)
- 1 banana
produces 3 servings
- Steam /boil the spinach for 3 mins,
- After its cool. place it in the blender and add the paw paw and sliced banana
- blend until its fine.
The extras can be stored in the freezer for use the following day. if not the extras can serve as a green smoothie.
I found this 6 small glass containers with rubber tops that are very good for storing, at tuskys beba beba.
Xander loves it, and has not reacted negatively to the food
NB: Paw paw and bananas impoves on the taste while also adding nutrients.
Its always good to give your child a variety of foods when he is weaning his stomach is able to adapt well. so after two months of Xander feeding on paw-paw, banana and the occasional avocado. I figured it was about time is started diversifying.
After alot of goggling I came across Carrot purées, it was easy to make and I also had some carrot that I hadn’t gotten around to using in my fridge.
1/2 a glass of water
Peel the carrots and dice them small sizes.
place them in a sufuria add the glass of water and let it boil until soft
Put the water plus the carrots in a blender and blend into a puree.
Xander loves it.
I used four small carrot and the puree was enough for him to eat it twice. The remaining batch I placed it in a glass jar and placed it in the freezer
Am not sure if I have forgiven myself yet. There is nothing as painful as knowing that I can’t give my son what he needs. We all know that its advisable to exclusively breastfeed your child for six months but not all women are able to get that far..
I started Xander on formula when he was 2 days old, since what little milk I have didn’t satisfy him.. When someone asks me why am not pumping and I tell them I dont have enough milk they are harsh and look at me as if am a bad mother whose not giving her son what he needs….
I have tried everything from njahi, to oxtail soup,a herb called moringa, porridge, traditional vegetables. Tea ,cocoa, chocolate. Breast feeding every three hours and still nothing…
Am lucky since he has no allergy and has really grown, At two month I started him on pawpaw and he still responded well. Am still giving him pawpaw , formula and breast milk at night.
Its now almost four months and I am trying to introduce him to other foods so that he can supplement on the nutrients that he needs. So this week it’s apple and carrot puree.
Post on how I made them and Xanders response on the food