Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Introducing Solids

At his 4 month appointment, the doc says we can start introducing solids now. We decided to give him just a little rice cereal in some breast milk in a bottle today at lunch and then again at dinner. When you feed children solids, the doc says you introduce a food three times by itself, watching for adverse reactions. After 3 times, the food is "old" and can be given any time in combination with other old foods.

I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I'm thinking "cool! Soon someone else can feed him without me." On the other hand, I'm thinking "crap! Soon someone else can feed him without me." It's a little odd - I really thought I'd be totally pumped. This reluctance is unexpected and a bit disconcerting. He still will be getting his primary nutrition from breast milk, but for how much longer? Sigh. If I'm this bad about introducing solids, what am I going to be like when he goes to school. Yikes!

I'm sure I'll get over it, but today I feel kind of sad.

(maybe I'm just worried about the legendary poo that solids bring... : ) )

1 comment:

Alisa at CA said...

I totally sympathize with your mixed feelings. :) Prepare for that feeling to crop up for the next 18 years and beyond.

I don't know if you're planning to already, but you may want to consider making your own baby food. I've done it for 3 kids now, and I'm extremely happy that I did! I used the book "Super Baby Foods" by Ruth Yaron as my guide, but there are a ton out there. Hers is a little scatter-brained as far as organiztion, but I found it to be very thorough and educational. If you're interested in it and have any questions, just shoot me an email. I'm always happy to share advice about what I've learned over the years!