☕️chat! taking a minute to address something that is constantly on many parents' minds. not a week goes by where i don’t see someone say that they are worried about what their friends and family will say to their wanting to practice a baby-led style of feeding. whether it is from a husband or parent, close friend or acquaintance, dealing with naysayers can be tiring and frustrating. i see this happening more when an older generation are caregivers for a baby, but it can happen with anyone!
so if you are one of those parents that wants to practice baby-led feeding, what should you respond when someone questions your choice? 💁♀
first, tell them that you won’t be giving your baby exactly what you’re eating from the beginning! you won’t literally be dishing up your baby a plate of food like your own and hoping they learn how to handle it sooner or later! (as much as that tends to be the perception, and maybe practice in some cases 🙅♀) you’ll be providing them developmentally appropriate foods in soft textures that they are ready to handle. 👌
as for the argument that you should just stick with purees because it's what people know. there is nothing to say that traditional purees are better. many babies don’t enjoy, or downright refuse, purees and being spoon-fed even if that is what parents choose to start with. many people naturally find baby led feeding because it just seems to fit with what they want for their baby, and what their baby appears to want for themselves!
❗️with that being said, there is absolutely nothing wrong with choosing traditional weaning for your baby. no judgement here, you do you!
💁♀regardless of what method you choose, gather your courage and tell those who want to judge you to mind their own business. (nicely, of course, especially if it's someone caring for your baby! 😜) and then proceed to do your research to find out how to safely feed your baby, no matter what method you choose!
Do you give your baby yoghurt? it's a really popular food for babies, and they mostly all love it! .
yoghurt is a good source of calcium for babies, especially if it is 'live' or 'bio'. these live cultures contain beneficial bacteria which can boost your baby's gut health. the bacteria have already eaten some of the milk proteins and milk sugars (lactose) so yoghurt can be easier to digest for people who are sensitive to dairy (obviously it's still not ok for anyone with a milk allergy). .
offer yoghurt without any added sugars, you can always sweeten yoghurt with a litle stewed apple, fresh or frozen berries like blueberries or stewed dried fruits. .
are you dairy free? remember good sources of calcium are also sardines (with the bones), spinach, kale, almonds (can be ground and added to porridge or flapjacks), tofu, sesame seeds or enriched non dairy milks etc.
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Ever wondered why most mothers in nigeria start suffering from bone and joint pains in their 40s?
my people this is not normal o. it's because we don't take care of ourselves as we should.
one of the main reason is calcium depletion. if a pregnant woman fails to eat foods rich in calcium, her baby we use her calcium stores to develop and guess what happens? hers will be depleted and pain starts.
remember most women don't only have one child so imagine what happens after 4 or 5 children.
my pregnant mothers, please eat foods rich in calcium such as milk, yoghurt, dark leafy green veggies like ugu, biscuit bone and foods fortified with calcium
We are home! and this morning i made these delicious spinach waffles. i used to make them a lot and thought that they might be great for mylo to feed himself. i topped them with coconut yoghurt and raspberries (as they’re his favourite at the moment). they went down pretty well and i’ll definitely be making them again. you can mix it up by changing the toppings - i used to have it with a fried egg or some cheese, they go with anything. i used ground oats as the flour making it a nutritious, gluten-free breakfast option. the spinach adds vitamin k & a to the waffles, as well as folate and magnesium. these are all essential vitamins and minerals for babies development. i’ve got one waffle leftover which i will freeze for another breakfast!
Pregnant? 🤰 drink some milk🥛 today.
do know that you need the protein in milk for your baby's healthy growth and most importantly calcium for his bone development so that your own stores won't be depleted.
drink at least a glass of milk per day. that is, 3 tea spoon full of powdered milk in one glass of water.