Thursday, May 28, 2009

What's after cereal? Broccoli!

That's right. Broccoli. We chose broccoli as the first food for Tristan after cereal. I wanted a green vegetable that wasn't too sweet and organic broccoli was on special at Save-Ons so voila! Tristan is constipated too so I thought introducing a vegetable soon would help him. It's been 2 days now since his last poop. I realized today too that we were overfeeding him cereal. We were probably giving him 2 or 3 times the required amount - oops. As a result, I increased his milk feeding for breakfast, decreased his cereal feedings, which included eliminating an entire feeding in the afternoon.

Now broccoli was interesting. I boiled cooked it and then it was pureed with the machine. When we fed it to him, he had this strange look on his face. That was the face I was expecting when we first fed him rice cereal! He was reacting to the texture of it, not the taste. He did eat all the broccoli we fed him. It was pebbly and too dry though. He made many faces and even coughed here and there. Yes, too dry. It was as though we were feeding him dry breadcrumbs or toast. We added some water to it and that made it easier to swallow. Broccoli was messy too and it stuck all over his face since he had sunscreen on. Definitely interesting. Well, a few more days of this and we'll see how it goes.


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