Baby’s First Solids – How We Learned The Hard Way

If youโ€™ve ever felt like the โ€œ๐™’๐™ค๐™ง๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ˆ๐™ค๐™ขโ€ youโ€™re not alone…

๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ช๐—œ๐—ก๐——: 3 months ago, I found out the hard way (or I should say my poor baby did) that O was allergic to dairy that was in my breast milk. I had two options; cut out ALL dairy from my diet (even hidden dairy; just google โ€œOU kosherโ€) and then try to continue to BF 2 weeks later once the dairy was out of both our systems OR switch to a hypoallergenic formula right away. As much as I selfishly loved the special bond I had with O, my gut was telling me to switch to formula, so I did…

๐—™๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——: 2mo-5mo O has been doing GREAT. Less reflux, doesnโ€™t strain to leave mom a dirty diaper, just a happy baby!

๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง: I feel like the worst. mom. ever.

As you may know, we started introducing solids and we decided to do what everyone and their mom did/does/do โ€” ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ.ย  It sounds harmless and matter of fact, it should be! At first O loved it and we thought, โ€œH yeah! Now we can get some real sleep!โ€ He lasted for maybe 3 days, yโ€™all. Three. Then he was eating less and projectile vomiting at almost every feeding, staining hard to go potty, and waking up a tonnnn at night. Then it hit me… the rice cereal. Guess what it contains? Soy + Hidden. Dairy.

My poor baby ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Now weโ€™re getting ready to go to the grocery store to read the back of every nutrition label & check all the ingredients before buying. I know every mom makes mistakes and this will only be my first of many but #LessonLearned

One of the most common responses to this post was to do Baby Led Weaning by Feeding Littles. Iโ€™ve only been implementing what Iโ€™ve learned from their online courses for a couple of days, but yโ€™all Iโ€™m amazed at the strides heโ€™s already taken!

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Plus, it takes the stress off mommy & daddy since weโ€™ve chosen to not spoon feed purรฉes. Essentially, O eats what we eat ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿž(with some exceptions, of course).

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ง ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ โ€” I highly recommend taking their online classes if you have an infant learning to eat solids or even a toddler thatโ€™s a picky eater; they have content for every stage of your childโ€™s development ๐Ÿ’•.

Does anyone elseโ€™s baby have sensitive stomachs or food allergies? If so, what foods/brands have you found that have worked for your little one?

All advice and recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

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