Wednesday, July 25, 2012
3 weeks ago, we brought Bb to her PD to check on her overall well being and also have a 2nd dose of pneumococcal jab. I was shocked to see her lost 200g of weight instead of gaining, but she did grow 2cm taller. I ve been feeding her cereal, fruits and veg puree and the Dr said those are not enough and we should start feeding her protein diet to build her muscle. My poor baby dropped to 10th percentile from the previous 50th in terms of weight reading. Actually Bb had been very active in crawling and jumping in her Jumperoo, so she may ve burnt a lot of energy. Since 3 weeks ago, I ve been cooking porridge with fish or minced pork for Bb. I hope she will gain sufficient weight and also build more muscle. The next PD visit will be Sept and hopefully Bb Rae can put on more weight and grow wellM
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
I ve started Bb Rae with semi solid since she was 5+ months old. I started with white rice cereal mix with my breast milk and she enjoyed very much. When she turned 6 months, I started to give her home made puree like broccoli with potatoes, sweet potatoes with carrot, pumpkin with sweet corn. I also give her fresh fruits like papaya, banana, pear, apple, avocado, golden kiwi, orange. I had tried giving her home cooked porridge but she doesn't seem to enjoy. Now I d feed her puree for lunch, 2 teaspoon of cereal and fresh fruits for dinner. My bb still prefers milk than solid, so the portion I give her is pretty small as she still latch on for milk 6 to 7 times a day. I was shocked when 1 mommy friend told me that she fed her 4 months old bb commercial cheesecake, yummy yogurt sold from counter, yakult etc. She is aware of the high sugar content but she thinks the goodness of those food outlay the bads. Don't she realized these r processed food high in sugar and other addictives which may be bad for bb internal organs like liver, kidney, digestive system etc as they r newly formed? Also bb may get addicted to sweet or salty taste and as they grow they may yearn for more sugar or salt and turn into a fussy eater! No I didn't confront this mommy as I think she is an adult and a Mother herself, so she can decide what is best for her own bb. She is responsible for her action, be it Good or Bad! If bb ever gets sick, we all know who will suffer!!
It took me 7 days to recover from the Rotavirus attack! I am glad to be back on my health to be able to care for my Princess Rae! This rotavirus is really potent and as a adult, it took me so long to recover, I wonder what will happen to bb if she ever gets it ....... But lucky Bb Rae had her rotavirus vaccination completed since 2 months ago. I hope I won't get sick again as I don't wish to neglect my bb anymore.