Friday, November 03, 2006

What does she Eat at 8 months?

For the benefit of overseas family and friends who want to know what Wendy eats at 8 months.

She eats the same food as the rest of the family. As Caelyn is watching Nigel’s cholesterol, she does not use fats and neither does she add salt during cooking. As Nigel’s cholesterol has been up, they don’t use much red meat. They might have a stew with a small lamb shank as the protein source but the protein content would be enhanced by things like lentils and butter beans. The lamb would mostly be for flavour, so that they feel that they had meat but don’t get too much of it. In the stew as well as the meat and pulses, there would be vegetables such as carrots, tomatoes, celery and new potatoes.

She doesn’t like banana so Caelyn doesn’t give it to her. Michelle is very allergic to bananas now and the allergy has worsened over the years so we think it best if Wendy is not made to eat them. She loves oranges, apple, nectarines, clementines, pineapple, pears and grapes. She enjoys broccoli, cauliflower, celery, tomatoes, peas, green beans, butter beans, red kidney beans, swede, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkin, and butternut, pasta and rice.

She likes Weetabix, rice cakes with a bit of Bovril, cheese, rice pudding, custard, and raisins. She is still breastfed but also has diluted pure fruit juice from a cup. Caelyn doesn’t give her sweets or chocolate buttons or stuff like that. Like most babies, Wendy hasn’t got the concentration to sit and eat a proper meal all in one sitting so she is given small finger snacks in between meals, and that would be things like fruit, cheese, rice cakes with Bovril and that sort of thing. She is a sociable little lady so she enjoys eating with the rest of the family.

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