Seems like I mostly post here when I have an issue. I guess that’s what blogs are for. But I should also try to post the positive stuff. Like LM is doing well on similac alimentum. Like I finally found a nipple I like – dr brown’s number four. Faster than a three and slower than a y. LM likes them and only fuses when the gears in the dr brown’s bottle gunk up because of the rice. Instead of eating in like 45 minutes to an hour he eats in about 15 minutes. We have moved up to 7 oz a feeding. I introduced his yogurt back at daycare and he loved it as he always has.
Today I decided to introduce butternut squash. After the fact hubby said that it was probably too early to introduce a new food after LM having the stomach bug. This was the first day since being sick he had solids again. He did great with the yogurt that he has had before so I figured I would be safe introducing something new. I guess not. After work I ran around three different places and picked up a butternut squash. I read up on how to cook it – cut it in half, scoop out the seeds, bake for 30-40 minutes. However, we have been having issues with our oven and the element didn’t turn on. So it cooked a little, but I couldn’t tell how much. So I moved it into our convection oven and kept checking it for fork tenderness. All while feeding LM and then wearing him because he wouldn’t quit fussing. I scooped the squash out and tasted it and I still felt like it needed more cooking time. So I put the bowl of squash in the microwave and kept checking it until it tasted better. I didn’t puree it in a blender/food processor but I did squish it with a fork so that it was smooth. So the cooking process was a fail having to use three different things. I put two servings in small containers and then froze the rest in an ice cube tray.
When LM started fussing again two hours after his bottle I grabbed one of the small containers of squash. I put some formula in it so that I could smooth it even more and make it more liquidy. I sat down, put a very small bit in his mouth and watched to see what he would do. He made this face like he couldn’t stand the taste, spit it out so it was on his chin and then started making the throw up face. I was like oh no! I was hoping he wouldn’t throw up because I barely gave him any of it, but he did. I doubt he even ingested any of it, it was just the texture/taste I suppose. It made me feel frustrated because I busted my butt all afternoon and used three different cooking machines to make it and it made him throw up. I felt frustrated because he didn’t like the avocado I made a few weeks ago (though he would eat it when I mixed it in yogurt). Part me wonders if he got the stomach bug because I screwed up making the avocado in some way. I know it’s not true because you just scoop the avocado out of the skin and we all got sick which means it was a bug not something with his food. It just makes me wonder if I should just go with jars because they are pre-made and already the correct consistency. I’m going to just give him yogurt for about a week or so, ease him back into solids, and then maybe try the squash again or maybe just give him something simple like mushed banana. Though I have been trying to give him all the not sweet first foods first.
Maybe he just has a strong gag reflex, especially from being sick. Does anyone have any experience with this or have any thoughts?
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