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Food Diary Summary

Food Diary Summary

Day 1 : Breakfast 1 teaspoon brown rice cereal
Day 2 : Breakfast 3 teaspoons brown rice cereal
Day 3 : Breakfast 3 teaspoons brown rice cereal; Dinner 3 teaspoons brown rice cereal
Day 4 : Breakfast 3 teaspoons brown rice cereal; Lunch 6 teaspoons pumpkin purée; Dinner 3 teaspoons brown rice cereal
Day 5 : Breakfast 3 teaspoons brown rice cereal; Lunch 6 teaspoons pumpkin purée; Dinner 3 teaspoons brown rice cereal
Day 6 : Breakfast 3 teaspoons brown rice cereal; Lunch 6 teaspoons pumpkin purée; Dinner 3 teaspoons brown rice cereal
Day 7 : Breakfast 3 teaspoons brown rice cereal; Lunch 5 teaspoons spinach purée; Dinner 3 teaspoons brown rice cereal
Day 8 : Breakfast 3 teaspoons brown rice cereal; Lunch 5 teaspoons spinach purée; Dinner 3 teaspoons brown rice cereal
Day 9 : Breakfast 3 teaspoons brown rice cereal; Lunch 5 teaspoons spinach purée; Dinner 3 teaspoons brown rice cereal
Day 10 : Breakfast 3 teaspoons brown rice cereal; Lunch 6 teaspoons apple purée; Dinner 3 teaspoons brown rice cereal
Day 11 : Breakfast 3 teaspoons brown rice cereal; Lunch 2 teaspoons apple purée; Dinner 3 teaspoons brown rice cereal, 6 teaspoons apple purée
Day 12 : Breakfast 3 teaspoons brown rice cereal; Lunch 6 teaspoons apple purée; Dinner 6 teaspoons pumpkin purée
Day 13 : Breakfast 4 teaspoons brown rice cereal; Lunch 6 teaspoons sweet potato purée; Dinner 6 teaspoons apple purée
Day 14 : Breakfast 4 teaspoons brown rice cereal; Lunch 60 ml sweet potato purée; Dinner 30 ml spinach purée
Day 15 : Breakfast 4 teaspoons brown rice cereal; Lunch 60 ml sweet potato purée; Dinner 30 ml apple purée
Day 16 : Breakfast 4 teaspoons oatmeal cereal; Lunch 30 ml spinach purée; Dinner 60 ml apple purée
Day 17 : Breakfast 4 teaspoons oatmeal cereal; Lunch 60 ml apple purée; Dinner 30 ml spinach purée
Day 18 : Breakfast 4 teaspoons oatmeal cereal; Lunch 30 ml spinach purée; Dinner 60ml apple purée
Day 19 : Breakfast 4 teaspoons oatmeal cereal; Lunch 30 ml sweet pea purée; Dinner 60 ml apple purée
Day 20 : Breakfast 5 teaspoons oatmeal cereal; Lunch 30ml sweet pea purée, 60ml apple purée; Dinner 30ml Spinach purée, 60ml pumpkin purée
Day 21 : Breakfast 5 teaspoons oatmeal cereal; Lunch 30ml sweet pea purée, 60ml apple purée; Dinner 30ml Spinach purée, 60ml pumpkin purée
Day 22 : Breakfast 5 teaspoons oatmeal cereal; Lunch 30ml spinach purée, 60ml pear purée; Dinner 30ml Spinach purée, 60ml apple purée
Day 23 : Breakfast – increased to 6 teaspoons oatmeal cereal. Lunch – pear purée 2nd day
Day 24 : Lunch – pear purée 3rd day
Day 25 : Lunch – new purée – carrot
Day 26 : Lunch – carrot purée 2nd day
Day 27 : Lunch – carrot purée 3rd day
Day 28 : Lunch – new purée – banana
Day 29 : Lunch – banana purée day 2
Day 30 : Lunch – banana purée day 3
Day 31 : Introduction to meat purée. Lunch – new purée – cod fish purée
Day 32 : Lunch – cod fish purée day 2
Day 33 : Lunch – cod fish purée day 3
Day 34 : Lunch – new purée – chicken purée
Day 35 : Lunch – chicken purée day 2
Day 36 : Lunch – chicken purée day 3
Day 37 : Lunch – new purée – beef purée
Day 38 : Lunch – beef purée day 2
Day 39 : Lunch – beef purée day 3
Day 40 : Increase to 2 purées for lunch and dinner. Lunch – 1 meat purée, 1 fruit purée. Dinner – 1 veg purée, 1 fruit purée. Lunch – new purée – avocado purée
Day 41 : Lunch – avocado purée day 2
Day 42 : Lunch – avocado purée day 3
Day 43-45 : No new purée introduction (near the departure of holiday)
Day 46-59 : No new purée introduction. (On holiday)
Day 60 -61 : No new purée introduction. (Too concussed from the trip :p)
Day 62 : Lunch – new purée – pork purée
Day 63 : Lunch – pork purée day 2
Day 64 : Lunch – pork purée day 3
Day 65 : Increase of no. of purée from 2 to 3 for lunch and dinner. 1 meat purée (30 ml), 1 veg purée (30 ml), 1 fruit purée (80 ml)
Day 66 : Lunch – new purée – apricot purée
Day 67 : Lunch – apricot purée day 2
Day 68 : Lunch – apricot purée day 3
Day 69 : Lunch – new purée – broccoli purée
Day 70 : Lunch – broccoli purée day 2
Day 71 : Lunch – broccoli purée day 3
Day 72 : Introduction of Lactogg before breakfast
Day 73 : lactogg day 2
Day 74 : lactogg day 3
Day 75 : Lunch – new purée – white bait purée
Day 76 : Lunch – white bait purée day 2
Day 77 : Lunch – white bait purée day 3
Day 78 : Lunch – new purée – salmon purée
Day 79 : Lunch – salmon purée day 2
Day 80 : Lunch – salmon purée day 3
Day 81 : Lunch – new purée – threadfin purée
Day 82 : Lunch – threadfin purée day 2
Day 83 : Lunch – threadfin purée day 3
Day 84 : no new purée – slack :p
Day 85 : Lunch – new purée – prune purée
Day 86 : Lunch – prune purée day 2
Day 87 : Lunch – prune purée day 3
Day 88 : Lunch – new purée – white cabbage purée
Day 89 : Lunch – white cabbage purée day 2
Day 90 : Lunch – white cabbage purée day 3
Day 91 : No new purée….
Day 92 : No new purée…

New food introduced.
– Strawberries. No allergy. Thank goodness
Almond Milk. Preparing for BM weaning.
Asparagus purée

Food Diary Day 11 – Home Made Purée Vs Off the Shelf Purée

Food Diary Day 11 – Home Made Purée Vs Off the Shelf Purée

We left home in a hurry and we forgot to bring along the apple purée that Papa had painstakingly prepared for 小小宝贝. We bought a Heinz apple purée off the shelf of cold storage.

After 2 spoonfuls, 小小宝贝 clamped his little mouth up and refused to eat more.

I’ve sampled the store bought purée before. It tasted sweeter, denser in texture and not as fresh. Maybe it’s all in the mind, but the discerning baby could tell the difference. He’s been spoiled by home cooked food.

宝贝 helped us finish up the entire bottle. “Yummy!” She declared.

小小宝贝 had the home made one for dinner. He finished the entire cube and whined for more….

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Food Diary Day 10 – Steamed Apple Purée

Food Diary Day 10 – Steamed Apple Purée

Finally the fruit purée ic has time to get to work. It’s steamed apple purée! Think – the yummy steaming apple in apple crumble! Naturally sweet and smooth.

Cut the apples into pieces and steam them for 15 minutes. Blend them. Simple riiiggghhhttt?

And so, 小小宝贝 had a whale of a time eating his apple purée. He downed 6 teaspoons of it. I didn’t get back in time to snap his photo. 🙁 I could only rely on the testimonial given by the proud daddy.

宝贝 got to eat apple yoghurt today. She hadn’t had it for the longest time ever. She even licked her bowl clean. =.=” yup it was THAT yummy.

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*Rows of purée. Apple, spinach then pumpkin.

Soon he will get to eat a wider variety of purée. A great start to an exciting adventure!

Meanwhile I’ve thought of loads of stuff to make with apple purée. 🙂

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Food Diary Day 7 – Spinach Purée

Food Diary Day 7 – Spinach Purée

Spinach holds the highest iron content among the low allergenic food. So naturally it was the next food sample for 小小宝贝.

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*A row of yummy spinach purée in baby cubes.

I used the Chinese spinach which tasted less bitter. Blanche it in boiling water for 1 minute then blend it. I fed him 5 teaspoons freshly made and froze the rest for the next few days.

The texture was different from that of the pumpkin purée so he pushed the initial few spoonfuls around his mouth with his little a while before swallowing them.

A baby’s sense of taste is like a piece of blank paper. Every kind of food is a different experience for him. I like to think that 宝贝 eats almost everything (including vegetables) from no seasoning to seasoning was because we started her on the right foot by letting her taste all the different foods in their most natural states. And we are careful to make sure that her every meal consists of meat, vegetables and fruits. We occasionally slip up when we dine out, though….

So 小小宝贝 finished 5 teaspoons of spinach purée. Quite a fair bit for a first timer. Hopefully it’ll bring some pink to his cheeks and I won’t have to administer iron supplement. I prefer natural food than artificial vitamins. I’m old school…

I stopped his pumpkin purée after 3 days. I made the mistake of feeding 宝贝 with the “orange” foods like pumpkin, carrot, sweet potato for consecutive days that she turned orange! No kidding!

Luckily she reverted back to normal after I stopped feeding her with the orange food. Phew!

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Food Diary Day 4 – Pumpkin Purée

Food Diary Day 4 – Pumpkin Purée

It’s the first day of a new taste. I wanted to serve some spinach to 小小宝贝 to “up” his iron intake, only to find that there’s no spinach in the refrigerator. It must have been cooked, eaten and fermenting somewhere in the sewers.

Since my Dad specially bought organic Japanese pumpkin for his precious, I might as well use that. One small little slice cost more than $2!!

I chopped it up into small chunks and steamed them for 15 minutes. I added some water and blended the chunks into smooth orange purée. I tried some myself – yummy and sweet.

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I started off with 2 teaspoons of pumpkin purée, in case he didn’t take to the taste. He threw a tantrum after he finished it…. He went on to have 6 teaspoons in all…

I froze 3 more portions in baby cubes so that he could have them for the next few days.

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宝贝 insisted that it’s her favourite (which was really strange… I made chicken chop in pumpkin sauce for her, she declared that she hated pumpkin but still finished it to the last bit.) so she ate up the rest….

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A good sleep after his pumpkin lunch.

Breakfast – 3 teaspoons of brown rice cereal
Lunch – 6 teaspoons of pumpkin purée =.=”
Dinner – 3 teaspoons of brown rice cereal

Milk feeds as usual… He sure can eat…

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Food Diary Day 2 – More Brown Rice Cereal

Food Diary Day 2 – More Brown Rice Cereal

Still Brown rice cereal?! Of course! The 3 days food test. For all new food introduced to the baby, the proper way is to feed him with the same food for 3 consecutive days. In this way, if the baby develops a reaction, I can easily pinpoint the root of it and even trace it back to the previous food.

With my first child having a history of food allergies (luckily I did the 3 day food test with her), it pays to be super duper kiasu. The allergies come and go. Initially she was allergic to formula milk and berries.

Today I gave him more brown rice cereal as compared to day 1.

2 teaspoons of brown rice cereal
4 teaspoons of freshly prepared breastmilk (gosh! I sound like a cow.)

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There he is. Sitting up, prim and proper, armed with his bib, eagerly waiting for his food.

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Today I managed to take photos…

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Kind of blurry because…. I took them with my feet….

Hahahaha. Of course not! I was trying to balance my phone with my left hand and trying to feed him at the same time, making sure that I didn’t thrust the spoon into his nose while taking photos. =.=”

He has learnt how to suck the cereal off the spoon today. Great learning curve. He must have got a kick out of it because he finished everything in a jiffy and whined for more…

I prepared one more teaspoon of cereal for him while he threw a tantrum during the short wait. Men are so impatient when it comes to food… Even 5.5 months old ones. Sigh. So typical.

He guzzled it down too. But with some hesitation near the end. Looks like 3 teaspoons is the right amount, for now.

Stay tuned for yet more brown rice cereal feeding. 🙂

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Starting on Solids

Starting on Solids

小小宝贝 is now 5.5 months old. I was trying to hold off the introduction of solid food to him til 6.5 months old. (宝贝 started on solid food at 6.5 months.). However, after the visit to the pediatrician this morning, it seems that it’s not possible anymore.

The pd thought that he looked a little pale and checked the underside of his eye sockets, suspected that he may need more iron. So he was prescribed iron supplements and I was instructed to start him off on his solids as soon as possible.

As I sniffed his sweet smelling hair (after his bath of course!), for the last time, I would be missing that. Even his poo (which smells sweetish because he’s fully breastfed) will start to stink.

Sigh! He’s going to stop smelling like a sweet baby. He’s growing up ever so quickly. He doesn’t even fit into the curve of my body when I cuddle him now. To think he was so little when he was born.

I miss my little baby. You are growing up way too quickly!

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