We're about to talk some dirty details my friends...
A while back when Sweet Pea was only 2 weeks old she got a really bad cold. This led to lack of eating, and eventually she completely gave up on breastfeeding.
Lack of breastfeeding led to me sitting on a rocking chair pumping the life out of my 'lack there of', while taking care of a newborn and a two year old. Obviously it didn't last long...
So then came formula.
Formula did harsh and mean things to my sweet little angel. It made her cranky, and kept her from sleeping. Her belly didn't always feel good, and the poor thing would go a long long time with out..well...makin' a dirty diaper.
Fast forward to her almost being 6 months old and her body has finally adapted to formula, and now she is regular.
Sorry for the dirty language my friends, but this is all the harsh truth.
Now that she's ready to eat, the first thing everybody tries is rice cereal. With Boo I did it, and didn't think much of it, but with Sweet Pea I'm thinking twice.
About a week ago I gave a little to her, and it sent her right back to how things used to be. Cranky baby, upset belly, no dirty diaper. That was only after ONE feeding.
I've decided she's really too young for the rice cereal, and it's obviously too hard on her stomach. I've heard this coming from other mommy friends of mine, such as Laury from the Fitness Dish!
So one of the first foods we've started trying is Avocado.
Avocados have been so gentle on my little Sweet Pea. It's also full of healthy fats needed for her brain to grow!
Not to mention she obviously loves it. :-)
My goal is to add on other foods slowly, like the other day we tried mashed bananas. But for now we aren't going to do rice cereal.
When I feel she is ready, we will introduce it slowly so her body can become adapted.
And at the rate Sweet Pea is going, I can tell she's going to LOVE eating food almost as much as her sister...
FYI: My kids are like the best eaters and sleepers that there ever were....
Have a great weekend everyone!!