Ava just had her first meal of rice cereal. I fixed her a normal bottle, but took out the amount of formula its said on the box for "first feeding" and mixed it with the cereal. She tried to suck the spoon, but it went well. She liked it and then drank her whole bottle to wash it down. She was so cute. I'll post pictures later. I'm new at this, do I feed her only one meal of it a day??
Alyvia looooooves cereal. Loves it! She sees it coming and opens her mouth sooooo wide, and then she makes yummy noises while she "chews" (opens and closes her mouth and smacks, but I think she's mimicing us ). But she really hates veggies and fruits by themselves. I have to mix them with her cereal to get her to eat them at all. I'm trying to wean her from that now though - I offer her straight fruit/veggie before mixing it with her cereal. I want her to get a few spoonfuls so she can get used to the flavor. Stubborn little one...
No, she didn't make any yucky faces. She would start to fuss if I took too long to give her another spoonful. She'd stop swallowing and smile. I think she really liked it.
So Sarah, you just mix the cereal with the veggies/fruits, with no formula or anything, just the cereal and veggies/fruits.
When it gets to that point, how do I know how much to feed her of the baby food? I'm so confused when it comes to that. A bottle every 3 hours was so simple.
I used to pump my breasts and mix .alyvia's cereal that way. But my boobs are pump-shy, and it would take a half hour or more to get an ounce of milk. So I started making it with water, and she's perfectly happy. Once the cereal's mixed, I add in a few spoonfuls of veggies or fruit.