Kendrick From Rochester, New York, USA by Sarah
(Rochester Ny, USA)
Kendrick was born July 16, 2008 and even though he was a month early he weighed 7lbs on the nose.
Kendrick had been a great eater and sleeper from the start. He was exclusively breastfed (Even when the doctor wanted me to supplement with formula) until he was 6 months old.
Kendrick was then introduced to commercial organic iron fortified rice cereal. Kendrick’s first food after that was Avocado and his second was Sweet Potato both of which remain some of his favorites today.
I make my own cereals for Kendrick from brown rice, oatmeal and millet. He loves them all. I do have to put the rice though the blender twice because he does not like it when it has a grainy texture. He will just make raspberries and spit it out if it is not smooth.
I still give Kendrick commercial instant cereals as part of his lunch meal because his pediatrician recommends it for the iron. His pediatrician told me that the iron supplement drops can cause discoloration of children’s teeth and he does not recommend them.
To date April 1, 2009 Kendrick weighs about 20 lbs and had eaten in no particular order:
Avocado, sweet potato, prunes, peaches, pears, acorn squash, zucchini, asparagus, green beans, banana, peas, white potatoes, tofu, egg yolk, yogurt, cottage cheese, carrots, prune juice, pear juice, apple juice, oatmeal, brown rice, millet, Cheerios.
I hope to introduce meat in the near future.
This site and the book Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron have been very helpful to me in making my own baby food and storing it. The Super Baby Food book provided nice time lines and clear directions that as a first time mother I found very helpful and reassuring. It talks about everything from how much water your baby should have to how to make your own yogurt. Ruth however is a vegetarian so when it comes to the area of meat the book is lacking I have found this site particularly helpful in this area.