How fast time goes by. Oziah is already 6 months old!
He has been a calm and happy baby from day one. He loves it when anyone talks to him and will share his gorgeous smile with anyone willing to take the time to say hi.
Check out this video of his first 6 months
Today his first tooth broke through and he tried his second food, mango. We started with Avocado. In the last week he has been showing the signs of readiness: Sitting unassisted, being interested in food, and losing the tongue reflex that makes babies spit food out.
We start with fruits and vegetables as they are the best foods for infants, contrary to what the cereal manufacturers have taught pediatricians. Grains are not digestible for infants and iron fortified baby cereals actually reduce their nutrient intake and can cause anemia. Learn more at http://naturalbirthbabyandbeyond.com
After trying to feed him we discovered that he isn’t so much interested in food but in grabbing bowls and plates. He sucked on the Avocado a bit and ended up spitting it out. He enjoyed the frozen mango today because his tooth was hurting. We gave it to him in a Sassy Teething Feeder.
We are very relaxed about the introduction of solid foods, as breast milk is ideally the primary source of nutrition for infants until 1 year. Eating solids at this point is to introduce the idea of tastes and textures. It is not important as a nutrition source for a breastfed baby.
Wondering about what you have heard about iron? Breast milk is low in iron but is highly bio-available and contains hormones that increases absorption. Breastfed infants do not generally need iron supplementation the way formula fed babies do.
Feeding baby from six month to a year is about fun and exploration. Enjoy the mess!