Sophia - How did the green beans go? I cut them about the size of the tip of my pinky finger, Natalie likes them but we haven't found anything she doesn't like.
Natalie had egg yolk yesterday loved it!
Though she still eats everything she is showing preference now, she will pick out her meat, cheese and bread first, then eat her veggies after. If she sees there is more of the foods she prefers she will yell at us for more even if she hasn't eaten her veggies yet. We tell her "eat your veggies first" before giving her more of the things she likes :D.
Amanda all I can say you are lucky. Emily is still very picky. I try to give her more pieces of food but she doesnt do good with them, she likes mango a lot, she will eat the puree very well but when I gave her pieces she had maybe 3. Still cant get her to eat green breans or peas. She isnt crazy about meat, she will have a bit and she is done. She eats very little when its in pieces, the only few things she will eat more of is pancakes and toast, I put melted cheese or cream cheese on a toast and she will have maybe half of it, so thats pretty good amount. Hope she starts eating better because when we go to England I cant be making purees there and she doesnt like the ones from the store.
Amanda, I tried them yesterday, she liked them! But then she likes everything. What she LOVES as finger food tho are tiny apple slices and esp zucchini with oregano.
She really enjoys finger food a lot, but she doesn't eat much of it. She gets really tired after eating finger food.
We started giving her cow's milk over 2 wks ago, and she loves it!!! We have been giving it to her in a glass, she drinks out of a glass pretty well, but we have to hold the glass for her.
Any suggestions for getting some fat in Jessica's diet. She eats finger foods now and when she was eating puree'd food I would just stir some olive oil into it when heating as the guidelines from my pedi says to give her 1 tsp / day of butter. We can't do butter though since she is allergic to milk.
All the other fat foods I can think of for finger foods are all milk based and I don't want to give her processed foods.
Any suggestions for what to do?
Can you add veggie spread? We use I can't believe it's not butter, and the fat content is still 8g/tbs. We also added tofu in as a finger food, it's not as close to the fat content of cheese....but it's better than nothing.
The dr was concerned that Wyatt wasn't gaining enough so I went to Trader Joes and just walked around looking for things that he could eat with a higher fat content. They also have quite a few vegetarian choices that wouldn't include milk! Lots of stuff with veggies and soy that can be used as a substitute for other things.
If you aren't going for a vegetarian diet you can give her meat chopped into small cubes, if you have a fear of her choking ground beef is a great place to start. Though it is expensive, goats cheese is also a wonderful substitute for cheese, Dana ate that until she outgrew her lactose sensitivity. If it is protein you are looking for go for beans, legumes and lentils.
I do give her meats - her favorite food is meat. The favorite is porkchops, she gets beef, and chicken as well. None of it is very fatty though. If I put a bunch of food on her tray she always eats the meat first. I call her my little "meatatarian".
I'll have to see if I can find any goat cheese that is not so soft. All I've found was almost spreadable. Wouldn't hold up to her little fingers. Any suggestions.
Kat - the I can't believe it is butter or margarine might work better.
I tried puttingthe olive oil in when heating the veggies to coat them, but they got so slippery that she had a hard time getting them - they slid around on the tray way too much. Maybe margarine would be better for that. It was much easier to mix in with the pureed foods.
I haven't tried the soy stuff lately, it used to upset her tummy quite a bit, maybe try that again.
We used to used goats Mozilla on pizza for Dana uncooked it was almost like cheddar, hope you can find something. If its safe, maybe you can spread the softer goat's cheese on crackers for her.
Do you cook her meats in oil? Have you tried dips or spreads for her foods, a bit of hummus (with olive oil added) could be great with some toast or crackers.
Chicken dark meat has higher fat content than white meat.
Just curious why did the dr ask you to feed her more fat? Emily is under 50% and her pedi didnt mention anything about what to feed her.