Well when I had my son I wanted to do it all. I wanted to breastfeed and make his food. I started out breastfeeding but had some latching issues with
him and my milk dried up. No matter what tea I drank or lactation cookies I made it didn't help. I did not want him on formula. I felt like I failed
him as a mom because I couldn't feed him myself. He had to eat so on formula he went and he had cow milk allergies so it took going through 4 kinds to
find the right one for him.
Well he is 8 and 1/2 months now and he is doing just fine! He is on a goats milk formula now that i have to make every week and I make his food every
two weeks. Most on here know i love to cook and why wouldn't I make his food? He has been eating foods since he was about 3 1/2mths. I started with
banana's and oatmeal. I then went to veggies like zucchini and squash esp butternut squash, he loves it. He also loves green beans and he really loves
tomato basil chicken! I also give him couscous which is purred in with the chicken and tomato/basil of course.
He loves everything! So far he hasn't turned his head to anything!
I buy my veggies at the local Farmers Market we have here. I save SOOOOO much money going there it's crazy! Some things I do have to get at the store
but I try and get organic when I can. He doesn't get junk food and I won't give it to him. I will make his 1st birthday cake from scratch and that
will be his sweet treat.
This was my haul today. $35 bucks!
And this is what I've made so far:
Green beans, carrots with broccoli, zucchini/yellow squash with fresh parsley and then chicken thighs with tomato and fresh basil.
Different veggie combos
I package the food like this:
^^^this was from the last time I made him food. I made one of his favorites Chicken tomato pastina. It's an Earths Best jar food. I do buy the jar
food (Earths Best only) for when we are out and about because the homemade stuff doesn't keep well and it isn't easy to heat up while out. I re-heat
all his food on the stove top too, no microwave. They make this one and I saw the ingredients and said heck I'll make it for him if he likes it so
I have also given him things i have made for me. I made a stew a while back and he LOVED it. I just made a Tuscan Beef Stew and i will be pureeing
that for him later today for his lunches.
I freeze everything in containers. I label them with what is in it and the date it was made and into the freezer they go!
He also gets butternut squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash and a few other squashes. He loves sweet potatoes too! I recently found a purple sweet
potato at the farmers market. It's delicious and he doesn't mind it either. I also make green beans and spinach for him and I will make different meal
combinations for him as well with everything. I do meat combinations with chicken and then I make sides with the veggies.
He is starting to feed himself slowly when i put him in his highchair. He had some mashed red potato and carrots the other day and he loved it! So I
won't have to puree his food as much as I did before. He had a blast with this one! At first he was like um what do I do with it, then he figured it
out and went to town!
I love making his food! It is fun and well I love to cook anyways so why not! He eats very well. He is spoiled some say in the food department but i
don't see it as spoiling. I see it as feeing him well!! I can't wait til he is older and can hang in the kitchen cooking with me. My nephew cooks with
my sister and has been since he was a little one too just like Liam. He will definitely know how to cook when he is older!
Here is my sweet little boy almost 9 mths. This picture was taken this morning while he "helped" pack his bag to go spend the night with Nana! Where
did the time go?!
So has anyone else made baby food or do you still?? Curious to know what others do as well.
edit on 2/22/2014 by mblahnikluver because: add pics