I have some Mama questions for you! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

I Have Some Mama Questions!

Okay, so I now owe you guys a birth story, postpartum story, two month, three month, four month, AND a traveling with baby posts!! Shew. Clearly behind on life over here. But in classic Ashley fashion, I’m mooching more advice from ya’ll instead!

Rather than flood your IG stories with all of these q’s, I have some mama questions that I figured would I would just rattle off here:

— When did you start feeding your baby purees? We got the go-ahead from the pediatrician and she’s 20 weeks now, but I had in my head that we would feed her exclusively breastmilk until 6 months. Since she’s had so many issues with gas, reflux, and regular bowel movements, I’ve been nervous to introduce anything else to this box of mysteries!

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—We know for sure she can’t do dairy, so we either need to find a great dairy-free + organic baby puree to give her or I’ll have to make my own. Any recommendations there? I’ll be honest, I love the idea of making my own but I’m riding the struggle bus on keeping up with everything right now, so store bought but high quality is MUCH more realistic!

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— Lastly, what type of educational activities, toys, books, shows, etc would you recommend for 0-6 months? She’s SO alert and we want to make sure that we’re utilizing her time during the day with productive activities instead of just mindless things to pass the time.

I think that’s all for now, but any tips, ideas, or experiences would be so helpful!

I have some Mama questions for you! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

I Have Some Mama Questions!

Okay, so I now owe you guys a birth story, postpartum story, two month, three month, four month, AND a traveling with baby posts!! Shew. Clearly behind on life over here. But in classic Ashley fashion, I’m mooching more advice from ya’ll instead!

Rather than flood your IG stories with all of these q’s, I have some mama questions that I figured would I would just rattle off here:

— When did you start feeding your baby purees? We got the go-ahead from the pediatrician and she’s 20 weeks now, but I had in my head that we would feed her exclusively breastmilk until 6 months. Since she’s had so many issues with gas, reflux, and regular bowel movements, I’ve been nervous to introduce anything else to this box of mysteries!

MY LATEST VIDEOS

—We know for sure she can’t do dairy, so we either need to find a great dairy-free + organic baby puree to give her or I’ll have to make my own. Any recommendations there? I’ll be honest, I love the idea of making my own but I’m riding the struggle bus on keeping up with everything right now, so store bought but high quality is MUCH more realistic!

MY LATEST VIDEOS

— Lastly, what type of educational activities, toys, books, shows, etc would you recommend for 0-6 months? She’s SO alert and we want to make sure that we’re utilizing her time during the day with productive activities instead of just mindless things to pass the time.

I think that’s all for now, but any tips, ideas, or experiences would be so helpful!

Comments

  • Michelle

    06.14.18

    I definitely wouldn’t introduce food before six months – longer even, if you are comfortable waiting. Our little one had reflux, as well, and introducing food too early felt wrong to me. We did try Baby Led Weaning (BLW) at six months but our little one didn’t “get it”, so we continued breastfeeding exclusively until almost 8 months. At that point, we went to purees and ultra-soft, boiled foods, because BLW was giving me anxiety and I didn’t want my little one to pick up on that anxiety and then have a weird/unhealthy relationship with food.

    I made most of the babyfood myself (primarily because I cook a lot anyway, and didn’t find it hard or time consuming to do), but did get some organic pouches for when we were on the go (look up “ChooMee Pouch Toppers” on Amazon. They are LIFE.

    We didn’t wean early, or even at the 1 year mark – in fact we are just at the tail end of weaning now and my little one is almost 16 months old (I know that is not for everyone) – so I always knew I had breastmilk available as a backup for my little one if needed.

    At the end of the day I think it’s important that you honor your instinct. If she seems ready for solids, give them a try. If she isn’t ready, revisit them a month or two later. There is no real rush. She’ll get there (and you will, too) when you’re both ready.

  • Cecilia

    06.15.18

    Hey there! I’m from Brazil and, as a lot of things, probably the recommendations are a little bit different here.
    Generally we start as early as 5 months, just with fruits – a portion on the morning and another one in the afternoon. But the pediatricians doesn’t seen any prejudice if you wait untill six months (which I did, since we were traveling with her during most of her 5th month).
    Since the baby turns six, we are supposed to start introducing it all, fruits, vegetables, carbs, meats… dairy is not recommended at the beginning. If it’s through BLW or the traditional way (puree) is more of a mom decision.
    I don’t like the idea of incentive the total mess of the BLW, so i’m kind of mixing it. I per her touch the fruits, play, feel the consistency, but i have it in puree to make sure she actually eat some.
    I’m totally not an expert on the subject, since we started the process just two weeks ago, but even though she didn’t have any major reflux problems prior the food introduction, but i didn’t feel any increase – actually she never “gushed” any food as she sometimes hd with milk.
    On the first week I only gabe her fruits, in the middle of the morning and in the middle of the afternoon. On the second week, we also gave her vegetables at lunch. Now we will start with some protein and carbs to see what happens.
    I hope this can help you someway!!

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