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Offline avelin

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First foods
« on: August 01, 2010, 02:46:10 AM »
I started my kids on mashed pawpaw because it's tummy friendly.

It's sad that so many kids start on wheat cereal I think.

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Re: First foods
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2010, 07:08:40 AM »
I started my baby on organic brown rice. We mixed it with breastmilk and only used it for a week or so. We still have the mostly full box, 8 months later. I sometimes use it to thicken up a puree for her - but not even often enough to finish the box.

That being said, we do sometimes give sticky rice when my hsband has it with his meal. She also sometimes has whole wheat or potato flour bread, but not often. She doesn't eat dairy, soy or sugar. She eats mostly meat, vegies and fruit.

On that note. I think it's so odd how angry people get that you wont let THEM feed YOUR baby sugar. My mom responded positively, but then she didn't feed us sugar either. Almost everyone else asks us "why not" when we tell them she doesn't eat sugar - and so far, no one has replied when we explain, "oh, I thought she might be diabetic or something". So far, its just that they want to give her candy and think we are awful for not stuffing her with it.

My FIL is beside himself that he can't give her icecream and whatever he cooks.
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Re: First foods
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2010, 07:50:22 AM »
FIL?

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Re: First foods
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2010, 08:24:47 AM »
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Re: First foods
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2010, 09:34:15 AM »
I first food was oatmeal chocochip cookies :o


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Re: First foods
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010, 08:09:57 PM »
We started my son on the brown rice cereal as well... then me (being the strongman/meathead I was) decided to try the oatmeal infant formula.

I got to pay the price and stay up burping and soothing a screaming baby the first (and last) day we ever tried that cereal. His gut just couldn't take it.

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Re: First foods
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2010, 11:44:55 PM »
You might call it papaya perhaps. I thought from Mexoco, Central America, Equador

About Paw Paws
This fruit is a large edible berry, with numerous seeds; it is green when unripe, maturing to yellow or brown. It has a flavor somewhat similar to both banana and mango, varying significantly by cultivar, and has more protein than most fruits.  

Paw Paw Nutrition Info
Paw Paw tonifies the stomach and acts as a digestive aid. it contains the enzyme papain which helps protein to digest. it is therefore useful for weak digestion or dyspepsia (indigestion).  Paw Paw is rich in vitamin A and C.

http://www.organicfood.com.au/Content_Common/pg-pawpaw-information.seo

Pawpaw is used in lots of natural medicine.
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Offline Warren Dew

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Re: First foods
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2010, 07:19:49 AM »
I first introduced my daughter to a variety of baby foods, though I dropped the cereal based ones early.  Banana puree was an early favorite, though she would eat all the fruit purees.  She also liked bacon and sauteed onions as soon as she got a couple of teeth around age 1.

My son has gotten tiny fragments of pulled pork so far.

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Re: First foods
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2010, 01:46:16 AM »
I dont have children but my little sis was born when I was 17 so that was my kind of parenting experience. Over 40 years ago now!
I vividly remember her having chocolate and tapioca pudding in a baby food.

It went through her system apparently unchanged and undigested.... Shudders even now at the thought of those nappies! (diapers)

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Re: First foods
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2010, 03:59:44 PM »
I had no idea what pawpaw was, so I Gooogled it. It is the fruit of a North American tree. I worked on a farm when I was 14, worked in the produce department of 2 grocery chains (Wegmans in Rocester, NY & Publix in South Florida) after that.  How have I never heard of this fruit?   :-[

Pawpaw and Papaya are not the same thing. Papaya are a tropical fruit of the Caricaceae family and Pawpaw are a temperate fruit in the  Annonaceae (granted one of the few temperates in this family as other members, cherimoya, ylang-ylang, etc. are all tropical).

The reason why you don't see them in the store is that they don't last long enough on the shelves to be commercially viable.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pawpaw

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Re: First foods
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2010, 11:38:54 AM »
Interesting - it seems, according to wiki, that we grow papaya. In Australia these things are called pawpaw - I've never seen the pawpaw in your pics Lone_wolf.

I had thought it was a language thing as we have different names for things.

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Re: First foods
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2010, 03:40:13 PM »
You really can't count on the common names for things. IMO, the scientific names for things is much more reliable thing to use. I really don't care for Carica papaya. And I have never tried Asimina spp. because it doesn't grow in my area.

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Re: First foods
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2010, 01:03:36 AM »
You really can't count on the common names for things. IMO, the scientific names for things is much more reliable thing to use. I really don't care for Carica papaya. And I have never tried Asimina spp. because it doesn't grow in my area.

Not really reliable as you can't rely on people knowing what the latin names actually mean.

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Re: First foods
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2010, 05:23:33 AM »
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people wanting to feed them sugar

Yeah tell me about it.  He JUST started eating some solids and a relative of his just asked to feed him pudding. 

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Re: First foods
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2011, 10:36:14 AM »
My oldest ate all sorts of baby food, oatmeal being the first.  She didn't nurse long.  I made my own baby food for my younger two children - mostly fruits & vegatables, and often whatever we were having for dinner.  They nursed for a year.  Interestingly, my oldest has the most food allergies/sensitivities.

Story on a morning show today about rice cereal:
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/w_ParentingResource/doc-focuses-white-rice-cereal-baby-diet/story?id=12801589