No Food

The cucumber is excellent!

This is what Babycenter tells me I’m supposed to feed my 8 month-old:

Age: 8 to 10 months

Signs of readiness for solid and finger foods (IAN HAS ALL OF THESE)

  • Same as 6 to 8 months, PLUS
  • Picks up objects with thumb and forefinger (pincer grasp)
  • Can transfer items from one hand to the other
  • Puts everything in his mouth
  • Moves jaw in a chewing motion

What to feed (?!)

  • Breast milk or formula, PLUS
  • Small amounts of soft pasteurized cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese (but no cows’ milk until age 1)
  • Iron-fortified cereals (rice, barley, wheat, oats, mixed cereals)
  • Mashed fruits and vegetables (bananas, peaches, pears, avocados, cooked carrots, squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes)
  • Finger foods (lightly toasted bagels, cut up; small pieces of ripe banana; well-cooked spiral pasta; teething crackers; low-sugar O-shaped cereal)
  • Small amounts of protein (egg, pureed meats, poultry, and boneless fish; tofu; well-cooked and mashed beans with soft skins like lentils, split peas, pintos, black beans)

How much per day (OH MY GOD IF I CAN GET A TEASPOON IN HIM I’M LUCKY)

  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup dairy (or 1/2 oz. cheese)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup iron-fortified cereal
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup fruit
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup vegetables
  • 1/8 to 1/4 cup protein foods

Feeding tip

  • Introduce new foods one at a time, with at least three days in between to make sure your baby’s not allergic.

What I’ve introduced Ian to so far:

Canteloupe

Banana

Avocado

Yam

Green Beans

Carrots

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Zucchini

Cucumber

What Ian likes:

Cucumber

Um, yea…don’t really want to start processed grains or meat or dairy yet…feel like an asshole not feeding my kid, though, even though he seems like he could care less and is clearly not wasting away on my milk alone…just another thing to feel guilty/pensive about.

PS I hate Babycenter.

I'll have the cucumber.

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