So it can be super hard to spoon feed a baby and it can also be difficult to get them to take their daily supplements. I can’t blame them, would you like a mouthful of slimy vitamin D oil? I think I’d spit it out,too. I’ve used pouches but the consistency has to be just right and the child has to have a little dexterity. I find they work best for older kids. For little ones 4 months to a year it’s easier to feed from a bottle but they need more nutrition than just milk. My solution? Food bottles with a feeding cap and a thinner consistency of food.
It is critical that babies be exposed to a variety of fruits and vegetables from 4-9 months. This is not just for their nutritional needs but to help develop their taste buds and their tendencies towards desiring healthy foods as they grow up. It is also important to protect their immune systems and keep them as healthy as possible, while breast milk is amazing, making your own babyfood also allows you to add some immune system boosters as well.
Because different fruits and vegetables are different consistencies it is hard to give a precise recipe since all measurements are approximate. You will quickly learn what consistency comes through the feeding nipple at the rate that is suitable for your baby.
- 2 cups – a mix of 2-3 fruits or veggies or salmon
- 1/2-1 cup full fat, plain yogurt
- 100-150 ml pumped breast milk
- 1ml -Vitamin D
- 3 drops OnGuard essential oil
- 1 capsule each of JuicePlus+ Red, Green & Purple (Fruits,Veggies and Berries)
For info regarding what foods are safe to introduce at what times: Wholesome Baby Food