how can i plan out my meals when i start to make my own baby food.

Robyn - posted on 12/16/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )

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How will i know what to make, how much to make, the different types of food. this is the only thing i'm having a problem with. Also i plan on breastfeeding so how will i incorporate that when introducing solids as well. ugh ! when should i feed him the solids as opposed to breastmilk ??? so confused !

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Cyndel - posted on 05/07/2012

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I used home made baby food with my oldest, I just would cook and puree a weeks worth and freeze it in ice cube trays, fruit and veggies, and I would put them in ziplock bags and pull out a cube food whenever I needed and zap it in the microwave for a moment and it was ready.

I now do baby fed weaning. G my oldest wanted solids at 6 1/2 months, M didn't want solid until he was almost 10 months, completely happy with mommy milk. When he did want solids I would give him pieces of soft chicken, beans - black beans are his favorite, banana's, peaches, mangoes, cantaloupe, steamed zucchini, tomato, cubed then baked potatoes, broccoli, apple, blueberries, raspberries, grapes, blackberries, etc.

I would cut up the cantaloupe, apples, zucchini, peaches, mango into 'fries' so he could hold them and take bites, any berries etc I would make sure were in managable sizes. I always was there while he ate, and yes he would gag some but never choke, a baby's gag reflex is strong and it takes time for them to get it under control, so don't panic just watch and step in if needed. I love baby led weaning, and so does Michael!

Minnie - posted on 12/16/2011

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That is a really great idea! I love -picking your brains- for helpful tips like that!

Minnie - posted on 12/16/2011

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Yes, most of my food source tends to be grain fed. It is a concern of mine. I wish that we could find some local sources of pasture-raised human brain.

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Yes, but these human brains have grown on rice cereal and other processed junk. They are bad for you!

I prefer nice organic dolphin brains.

Minnie - posted on 12/16/2011

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Bananas and avocado are good HUMAN food.

It just doesn't give zombie babies enough *oomph*.

Jenni - posted on 12/16/2011

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I always start with rodent brains first. They are easy to digest. Then we work our way up to rabbit brains, the occasional small dog brain and finally human brains... just to rule out allergies.

Kate CP - posted on 12/16/2011

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Brains are high in iron...something all little baby zombies need. But eggs are a good first food if you don't like brains. So are bananas and avocado.

Minnie - posted on 12/16/2011

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I just feed my kids brains.

They like them lightly seared, then smashed up. So many people tell me to let them just feed themselves, but personally the mess really gets my goat so the spoon it is.

Sherri - posted on 12/16/2011

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Okay well solids are usually started around 4-6mo's. You will still breastfeed as normal just with the introduction of solids.

Typically you start off with 1-2 TBLS of food to begin with. As they get used to it and older you will need to increase the amt slightly.

The foods to make fruits, vegetables carrots, sweet potatoes, avocados, broccoli, green beans etc.

Fruits apples, bananas, kiwi, mangos, apricots, peaches etc.

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