Are you still breastfeeding?
I know! Fin is a very healthy baby towering into the 97th percentile for height and she is home grown on Mother Ship's milk.
That's some super caloric milk!
It's time to introduce solids.
Please child will you eat some solids?
We have been feeding Finley solids since the 4th of October. I will use the verb feeding loosely as she acts as though we are poisoning her. Every day we sit Finley in her high chair to go through the motions of eating food. Leading by example, we make our meals and sit to eat with her. Fin is curious enough about the food, she reaches for fingerlings of toast puts it to her mouth, slobbers all over it, then drops it over the side of the tray for the dog who is anxiously waiting for the bounty to fall. (I really must add a recurring segment to this blog accounting for the wee dog's weight gain by consequence of highchair droppings.)
Fin bangs her cup on the tray, chews the spout but has yet to drink. Keep in mind this is the child WHO NEVER TOOK A BOTTLE. We spoon food into her mouth, she opens her mouth takes in the delicious offering then sprays us with food. Maybe she doesn't like the texture of pureed food?
I have bought only organic cereals, and veggies to make her first foods as pure and delicious as possible. I've tried her on Baby Mum Mums just to see if she had the chew and swallow capability. Guess what? She does, she just prefers the boobies.
I love nursing, its such a nice quiet time for us. Not to mention it's the best weight-loss program I have ever been party to! However, I am restricted in personal time to Finley's feeding schedule. This week I wanted to take a course being offered by Duke Integrative Medicine, but, I couldn't because I can't leave Finley as she is dependant on the boobies.
Yes, I will miss nursing her when she makes the transition to food, but, for now I anticipate the freedom weaning will bring even if its just a few feeds a day.