10 practical knowledge on weaning in Kenya.

very informative

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Recommended age by most medical Institutions and in Kenya to start weaning is 6 months.

However, to live in the real world, many people start weaning as early as three months due to a myriad reasons like inadequate breast milk, cannot afford formula or child does not seem to get satisfied. These people should not be condemned at all but be encouraged to do it in a healthy step-by-step way.

This is an example of a practical way to wean a child. Please note that foods suggested are locally available and affordable foods. One can substitute with their locally available foods or culturally recommended food in the same food groups.

1) 1-3 months  

Try as much as possible to breastfeed exclusively.

If that is not possible, then buy infant formula up to 9 months to 1 year of age.food1

If cost is an issue, then discuss with your well…

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Baby Food: Carrot and Spinach Puree

 

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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.

Requirements

  • 5 small carrots
  • 1 spinach leave

Steps

  • Peel and chop the carrots into small sizes

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  • Stem both the spinach and carrots ( separately)
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  • Place them in a blender and blend until fine.

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I was able to get Three portions for Xander to eat.

xoxo

Lex

 

SUM UP #1

I Love being a mother I cant find a better and fulfilling motivation in life than Xander.

  1. am grateful for having a healthy baby,
  2. I love it when he smiles and laughs at me
  3. Still working on finding an extra income
  4. My nanny Rose is the very best. she is really good with Xander and I feel lucky every day
  5. Finance wise I still haven’t started debt paying, and I used up the savings that I had saved and stopped using the 52 weeks challenge.
  6. make  a point to start working  on the 52 weeks challenge. its never to late
  7. keeping my fingers crossed for a new job
  8. Planning to write more blog posts. The sum up will be once every month, and once a week for other categories
  9.  eating healthy and exercising and reading
  10. go to church every Sunday

‘You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.’ Maya Angelou

truth

I have no idea what I will do to get myself out of this runt that am currently in, this year has also been the most challenging when it comes to finances, I keep getting myself in extreme debts and I have no way  of getting myself out of the situation. most of us blame it on the Economy, But is it really the economies fault that I purchase more stuff that I need, that I leave way-beyond my means that I  impulse buy, and especially on movies. how many times will I keep promising that I wont spend money on movies and I keep going back on my own word.

My current situation is dire,

I have Kes 50 shilling left in my account,

in debts I have a lot more,

  • Starting with a mshwari loan of Kes 6,450
  • A HELB loan of Kes 156,724
  • a Sacco loan of Kes 158,058
  • a Shamba loan of Kes 275,000
  • in total I need to have Kes 596,232

in the sum amount I haven’t added my credit card and the amount which I think should be around 20000 that I own

I still have to pay rent pay for transport to work and also food and basic needs.

I have no idea where am gong to get my money from , or how am going to clear my debts and live debt free, but I know that I have to do something quick since my baby is coming soon and with all the deductions that my account has is facing right now I will not be able to raise the baby and take care of the finances correctly.

Am going to do a lot of trial and errors and document which works and which doesn’t, plus any more debts that I came across

Wish me luck, 

As Always Lex